Don’t be fooled by Regent’s modest exterior. 18 years ago, many would be stunned by its outer beauty but with all the advancements and changes in trend and architecture, its architectural design is now one for the history books. It’s not exactly the best way to make a first impression and one wouldn’t expect much from the rooms after seeing the lobby, but prepare to be blown away. The rooms are tastefully furnished and still retain a fresh look. Regent Hotel also prides itself in its excellent service. They have been aptly rewarded as well and over the years they have won many service excellence awards. The service staff are well-trained and very friendly. They wear smiles on their faces and always ready to serve even at the wee hours of the morning.
The Regent Spa is a complete Health Club facility that consists of the swimming pool, gymnasium and a separate spa. The swimming pool is a free form one and wouldn’t exactly be fit for those looking for an Olympic challenge. It is mostly visited by children who prefer the cool refreshing water as opposed to the hot tropical weather that Malaysia possesses. Once in awhile, when the skies are clear and the sun shines brightly, you might be able to catch a few guests getting a tan by the poolside. The convenience of a gym is available but not many guests would jump at the idea of working out during a holiday. That’s where the spa comes in and facilities for men and women include the wet and dry sauna; hot and cold whirlpools, Jacuzzis; and beauty and massage treatments.
The hotel also takes into account the business traveller and provides them with the facilities required such as internet services and meeting rooms at the Executive Club Lounge. Located on the 18th floor, the Executive Club Lounge has been voted as one of the best of its kind. The large lounge area is perfect for casual meetings where else the larger meeting rooms will be adequate for formal meetings. The entire Executive Club Lounge is wireless internet enabled and for those without laptops, have no fear for personal computers are available upon request.
Being located along Jalan Bukit Bintang is what gives Regent Hotel an edge over many of its competitors. There is a plethora of activities around the area ranging from shopping, dining, sightseeing, entertainment and nightlife. Kuala Lumpur is alive 24 hours a day and you’ll be right smack in the middle of all the action at Regent Hotel. Alternatively, if you’d like to stay in for the day, there are many restaurants within the hotel that you might enjoy. Lai Ching Yuen and OGGI Restaurant and Bar come highly recommended. The former serves local Cantonese cuisine and the latter offers Italian cuisine. Light snacks are available at The Terrace and The Brasserie is where guests can be seen enjoying the International Buffet. The prices at these establishments are surprisingly reasonable as well considering its location.