When news of a third Parkroyal Collection hotel opening reached our ears, we were eagerly expectant of another design milestone rising up in the KL scene. After all, both Parkroyal Collection properties in Singapore are masterpieces on hospitality taking a green turn and surely a third would take that conviction to the next level. Alas, the architectural brilliance of the Singaporean properties didn't translate significantly over at this one and the greening here seems more like a small afterthought than a revolution. The rooms are bright and minimalistic, but the views are largely inherited from yesteryear. The restaurants and bars, while good in their ways, don't break any new grounds for the city. These are however still early days and there may still be room for the property to evolve subtlely.
While at Parkroyal Collection Kuala Lumpur
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Have afternoon tea at the Botanist Lounge. Tea is serious business for the brand and the picnic basket style of delivery is the one thing the team has rendered stupendously well in KL.
The rooms here are largely comfy minimalistic but there are whimsically designed family suites that would certainly be delightful for kids in tow.
The pool would be a new insta-marker in KL with its tower views and plush garden settings. Even on a grey and dreary dusk there was enough persuasion to linger and gawk.
For a feast on all things Malaysian there is no need to brave the KL elements when one can tuck into the wonderful renditions at Thyme. The curries alone are truly fabulous and well worth a try.