Where to Stay in KLCC
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in KLCC
Known as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) it’s easy to assume that this quarter of KL is the heart of Malaysia’s capital. However the truth of the matter is that KLCC, Bukit Bintang and Chinatown form the triumvirate of KL’s busy core. With the biggest concentration of five-star hotels than on any other street in the city, the KLCC development is spearheaded by the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers. An essential part of the KL experience is to explore the city’s main mammoth shopping complexes and KLCC is one of the best places to come across more than a few of them. In truth, the area also plays host to a string of trendy restaurants, bars and sightseeing havens; located here is the KLCC Park, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aquaria KLCC and the Suria KLCC shopping mall (one of the city’s trendiest malls). Though the city centre is quite compact, this sub district of KL is a popular choice amongst tourists due to its centralized location.
Facing Suria KLCC Shopping Centre
All these hotels are located right opposite the famous Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, nestled between the Petronas Twin Towers. Hence, these hotels offer great views of the city skyline as well as easy convenience in walking to Suria KLCC for some fantastic shopping. The shopping centre is only a few minutes away on foot from any of these hotels.
KLCC Convention Centre
The KLCC Convention Centre, also located near Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, is a futuristic convention & exhibition centre which is an integral part of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre project. The KLCC Convention Centre plays host to global events, trade marts, exhibitions, meetings and entertainment happenings. You'll also find the Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur's first marine aquarium, located here and open for public.
Prince Hotel & Residence
Located opposite one of Kuala Lumpur’s newest and most popular shopping complexes – Pavillion KL – Prince Hotel has 448 cream-coloured rooms with internet access as well as an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, kids’ club and six restaurants and bars. The five-star hotel also features serviced apartments that are thoroughly convenient especially for young families. The Raja Chulan Monorail and LRT stations are only a short distance away and Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Lot 10 and Sungei Wang Plaza are a short walk away. , the KLCC Park and the KL Convention Centre are just a short walk away.
Sultan Ismail Road
The Sultan Ismail Road is a stone throw's away from KLCC and is home to a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and night clubs. At night, the entire street is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours and cacophony of sound as locals and tourists gather to party the night away!
The Ampang Intersection is located just down the road along Jalan Ampang from KLCC. This is also another popular commercial centre with several upmarket shopping malls and business centres. There are also some nice entertainment outlets and night clubs to enjoy.