Welcome to your Hyatt House Home
Photos: Jacqueline Pertz Tan
With travel slowly opening Stefan Pertz and took the opportunity to spend a night in Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur.
Ready for business, the Hyatt House opened in 2019. Since the pandemic restricted travel in 2020, the property and its staff have waited for their chance to shine and show the world what they offer. With regional economies now readying themselves for the uptake in business, the Hyatt House is well positioned to offer an exceptional experience, in line with the brand’s reputation.
A Home, Not a Hotel
The name already suggests it: this is not a hotel. Accommodating various travel styles, Hyatt has continuously expanded its offerings. The Hyatt House is the first of this kind in South East Asia and as a locale for an extended stay its offering has been tailored accordingly. When entering the lobby, the homely feeling is apparent and the vibe is that of a home-coming. As one would expect, the facilities and amenities are trimmed to accommodate those that are going to put up here for a longer period of time. Even during the current times, some clients have stayed for up to a year.
Situated in Mont Kiara, the Hyatt House is poised to be a business destination. A short distance away is MITEC, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, the latest addition to the MICE facilities in Kuala Lumpur, offering modern exhibitions and conferencing. Mont Kiara is centrally located to quickly get you into the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the busy districts of Petaling Jaya or to the highway leading to the surrounding business hubs such as Klang or Ampang.
Rooms are enjoyable as they are very spacious. Kept neutral in décor, the rooms immediately make for a home once the guests have placed their belongings. Practicality has been built into the rooms, of which there are 298. The Two Bedroom Suite can easily take a family without feeling cramped. In-room utilities include a washing machine and dishwasher, both of which will make even a short stay a comfortable one. Recommended is the Two Bedroom Suite with Sky Terrace as it allows one to catch some fresh air, something that will be appreciated when winding down after a long day on the road.
It might be worthwhile pointing out that the corridors are wide and tiled. The latter aspect might be something that frequent travellers applaud as dragging luggage through thick-carpeted corridors can be a dreadful task.
It is not all just work, but also a lot of play at the Hyatt House. The facilities include a sky bar, something that is a must-have when your residence is put up against the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Overlooking Mont Kiara, it is a perfect spot to unwind and to entertain clients in a less hectic environment than a public space. Also located on the top floor is a well-sized seawater swimming pool that offers relaxation as well as training. Alongside is a gym, which features all the equipment needed to keep in shape. With the location of the property, these facilities located on the top-most floor and the layout of the building, have created a secluded ambience, away from watchful eyes of all too interested neighbours. This may not be an obvious feature, but when at home, most of us enjoy a certain level of privacy, which Hyatt House certainly replicates.
Going with the flow, Hyatt House has adapted to the circumstances. Surely, the experience would have been a different one if the visit wasn’t during the tail end of a pandemic. However, masterfully made, the compromises that had to be made in order to accommodate the prevailing rules and regulations with regards to the fight against Covid-19 have been very subtle. Due to the restrictions the dining area was not open for dine-ins, which would possibly be the only aspect that one could call out as something that one is missing, seeing the beautifully decorated space. Before long, this shall also be a thing of the past and one can easily imagine how this space will be a hubbub of activity where guests kick back, relax, mingle or get their fix for a jumpstart to the day.
Intended for long-term stays, the Hyatt House also offers a lot to those who need a break from their hectic lives while living nearby. One can easily see how a family would want to base itself in the Hyatt House for a weekend to go on extended shopping trips or just to relax. Currently, a mini-vacation is what many are craving for and they may find it here, in their Hyatt House.
Awarded Clean and Safe
The Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur Mont Kiara received the “Clean and Safe Malaysia” Label in conjunction with Bureau Veritas (BV) and has achieved Global Bio risk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities.
The “Clean and Safe Malaysia” label is the first ever industry wide hygiene and safety certification for Malaysian hotels, developed by MAH (Malaysia Association of Hotels) and fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia (MOTAC). Designed to support the operational restart activities in the hospitality industry nationwide, the certification is part of the "Restart Your Business with BV" programme.
The holistic programme was audited by Bureau Veritas’ Health, Safety and Hygiene experts, a world leader with a 192-year legacy in providing testing, inspection and certification services.
Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont Kiara
G-2, 10, Jalan Kiara,
Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-6419 8688
About the Author
Whether it is travelling by truck from Kuala Lumpur to Cambodia, struggling through tropical jungles of Taman Negara or checking out the bars and restaurants of Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, Stefan Pertz, Publisher of Asian Trucker, MPAS Editor-of-the-year 2018 and Author of the unique Iconic Trucks coffee table book, will do whatever it takes to get the story.
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