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Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

I decided to stay one night in the Imperial Sheraton and the other nights in the Westin, as they have a 3=2 special, but you have to arrive on a Friday.

As my taxi approached the driveway and stopped in front of the hotel the door was opened by a bellboy who took my hand luggage, so that I could get out the taxi more comfortable. He took my luggage and accompanied me to the reception.

Check in was effective, but a little bit slow. I think the reason was, that I had booked a room on the executive level and the reservations for this rooms were placed at one of the desk opposite the normal reception (which were occupied). They explained the benefits of executive level and pointed also out, that I could use the breakfast buffet on the fourth floor followed by an explanation of the gym, pool and the other restaurants. The luggage would be sent to my room some minutes later.

The hotel was nice, but as it rained outside very heavy, it seems they have some problem with the water, as the floor to the pool area was wet and very slippery. The pool was nice and free formed with a nice Italian Restaurant beside it, which was also used as pool bar. Due to the heavy rain, the pool area was empty. The health club / gym looked nice, though I did not use it during my stay. There was in the back of the hotel a big atrium, downstairs was the coffee shop of the hotel where in the morning breakfast was served.

The hors d’oeuvres in the evening in the lounge on the top floor tasted very good, the offered some sort of Sushi, Dim-Sum, olives, crackers, etc. If one plate was empty it was replaced soon as empty glasses were collected. Apropos empty glasses, alcoholic beverage was available, some wines from France and Australia (sorry I did not remember the label), Whisky, Bacardi, etc. During the cocktail hour the lounge got somehow crowded also there was some empty chairs left and not every couple could have a table of their own. But there were still empty armchairs. I read some magazine in the lounge and had a look at the books which were available.

Stays: 21 October 2004
visited on RTW 2004 Trip

Arrival Date: 21 October 2004
Departure Date: 22 October 2004
Room type booked: Executive Club Room, Executive Lounge access
Rate Plan: New Club Promotion
Room Number: 3601
Room Rate: 375 MYR (+ tax and service charge, incl. breakfast in either lounge or coffee shop)

Status of Guest Program: SPG Gold

My room was on the 36 floor facing to the road. I was very big with a walk-in closet with safe, a nice bathroom with bath and separate shower. The big mirror behind the wash basin was heated, so it could not become foggy. Very nice if you like to have a hot shower or a hot bath. The Lotions and Soaps was more than enough. I could not comment, if they refill it daily, because I stayed there only one night. Two bathrobes and slippers were placed in the closet. Oh, and the nice rubber duck is now sitting in the bathroom of my flat …..

The room had a desk with LAN-Connection (I did not get a W-LAN signal, so I think W-LAN was not available, at least not in my room) and a Fax-machine. Beside the television there was a CD-player with CD-changer, so I could hear the CD’s I bought in New York in HiFi quality and no need to use my notebook. The speaker in the bathroom was not connected with the Hifi and it seems also not to the separate radio / TV.

A settee and a table were placed opposite the desk with several magazines. The bed was big. One thing was annoying; I missed a central panel to switch on and off the lights in the room, as this was not possible from the bed. A turndown service was also offered. Oh well, I got used to this life …

All in all one of the nicest and one of the biggest hotel rooms I ever stayed in.