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Once I cleared immigration, I connected to the airport’s WiFi to order an Uber. The distance to the Renaissance was about 30 miles, but the Uber was only about $18.
I could not help but notice construction on the property as the Uber arrived. The main check in area in the west wing was affected by it. I entered the hotel through the east wing. It was crowded, but there was more than enough staff to cover.
Anson, the front service manager greeted me as I walked towards the front desk. I was welcomed with a glass of apple juice.
He ensured that my check in was processed quickly, so quick that I forgot to leave a card on file to pay for the room. After checking in, Anson walked with me to the elevator. He gave me a brief tour during this time. Anson informed me of the executive lounge hours, a description of the lobby lounge, and my breakfast options. I really appreciated it.
The room located on the 18th floor. After exiting the elevator, I made a left and the room was on the right.
The hallway in the room felt a bit small but it opened to a spacious living area.
On the right was a two door closet. The left closet contained a safe and slippers. The right side contained a robe and ironing supplies.
On the left was the bathroom. The bathroom had a ton of space. In the box to the right of the sink contained toiletries such as dental and shaving kits.
The bathtub contained more than enough room for my 5’8 frame.
The shower contained two shower heads. The water pressure was great. With the shower on the middle seating, the water is boiling hot. There was a ton of toiletries available.
I do not if the following is the hotel’s fault or an issue with water pressure in Kuala Lumpur, but I had to flush the toilet two or three times to clear the contents.
As I walked in the main area, there was a coffee machine and complimentary water on the left.
The bed and tv were just past this. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were soft, which I prefer.
On the far side of the room was a chaise with end table. The table had a message that I found interesting.
There was also a desk next to the chaise.
(I will separate the dining options into the different wings where they are located. The only place that I ate was the lounge.)
Executive Lounge I visited the Executive lounge for hors d’oeuvres. The place was completely full. It was hard to grab a seat, picture, or beer. Some tables were full, while others had one seat taken. The food looked amazing.
Chefs were in and out of the kitchen during my visit. I never saw a dish go empty. The cool thing was that the staff was very nice. They checked on every guest to ensure that our needs were met. Jordan, the lounge manager even took time to sit and chat with me, which I appreciated.
I went back the next morning for breakfast. Much like the night before, only a few seats were available. The food selection was very impressive.
The lounge had a separate meeting room and waiting area/business center.
Mezzo Bar & Wine Lounge
There was a business center adjacent to the lobby bar.
The beautiful outdoor pool is located on the 4th level.
There was a swim up bar at the covered pavilion.
To access the fitness center, from the west wing, you have to get off of the elevator on the pool level.
Then walk to the other side of the pool and take the stairs to the 3rd level.
The fitness center was to the left. I walked in to take pictures, but the staff told me that it was prohibited.
To the right of the stairs was the spa. I did not bother asking to take pictures after my interaction with the fitness center staff.
There was a huge ballroom that separated the two wings.
There was also a place to hold luncheons and more meeting rooms downstairs.
Whew! That was a lot of pictures, but I wanted to capture everything that I saw (I know that I missed some things). The Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is a great deal. I enjoyed the hospitality of Anson, Jordan, and the rest of the staff. I do not have anything negative to say. Thank you guys, I cannot wait to visit again.