Hotel: JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

So there we are after falling our way down the Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge, bruised, beaten, bedraggled, soaked like a drowned rat, covered in mud, and in general completely pitiable.

Clearly, it was time to switch things up a bit. And, as it happens, we’d decided that checking out Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle would be an interesting evening, and had a room waiting for us at

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
“The Happening Hotel : Kuala Lumpur’s Latest Vibrant Scene”

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

As you may have noticed we do quite like staying at Marriotts, and this is a particularly striking Marriott. Although we did get some odd looks from the other guests as we squelched our muddy way through the neon-sculptured atrium…

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

… but, y’know, that’s kinda a troll thing, we’re used to that.

Any-ways, if you’re more of a “shopping” persuasion than a “slip and slide down mountains in thunderstorms” persuasion, this is definitely the place for you. The hotel itself is intertwined with the Starhill Gallery home to the luxuriousest of luxury brands…

… seriously, Rolls-Royce debuts new models here, that’s the level we’re talking…

Starhill Gallery

… so you can have your (excellent!) breakfast in the basement there and head straight up the escalator to the shops.

And if that isn’t enough, just outside you have the Bukit Bintang central shopping district:

Bukit Bintang


Bukit Bintang (Bintang Walk) is well-regarded as Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest shopping and entertainment district, offering everything from sleek shopping centres and five-star hotels to all-day restaurants and vibrant nightclubs…

Whether you are looking for a live music scene, a posh see-and-be-seen nightclub, or an opulent rooftop bar, Bukit Bintang has it all.

So, yep. If you want to be in the center of the Kuala Lumpur high life, we really don’t think you can beat this Marriott.

And here’s a tip for dinner if you want something a little offbeat; Wandering around wondering which of those exciting options above we could manage to get through without falling asleep, we noted down a side street this sign:

Sanaa Restaurant

Yemeni cuisine? Now there’s something we’ve never had, or seen a restaurant providing, so that settled that!

If that sounds intriguing to you too, we thoroughly recommend Sana’a Restaurant, our lamb stew and so forth was delicious and intriguingly spiced, and the comments seem to indicate it’s reasonably authentic … so that would be the safest way to experience a bit of Yemen you’re likely to find in the near future!

About Author


I go places.


  1. […] recharging somewhat overnight in central Kuala Lumpur, we hauled our sore and protesting legs out for a more casual stroll at KL’s other new Tentative […]

Leave a Reply