Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Le Méridien Bangkok

The next time you are visiting Bangkok city looking for accomodation, you have to check out Le Méridien Bangkok in the Silom commercial district. Whether looking for a comfy stay or a kick-ass swanky art hotel - this place ticks all the wants you probably would like to experience on a vacation.

For a start, I highly recommend you check yourself into the exclusive Circular Room that comes with an iconic round bed. Funny enough, it may seem weird and a little odd but trust me when I say it's pretty comfortable. There's also a pillow menu to maximise your comfort level, in case you were wondering.

The Circlar Room also comes with a huge sofa that gives you a pretty good view of the city. As night falls, all you can expect is a perfect view of city light - perfect for unwinding and doing nothing with a glass or two.

My favourite part of the room has got to be the bathroom that's marble-designed and comes fitted with a bathtub so you could laze around and do nothing after a long day of shopping and touring around. It also comes with a rain shower and Malin + Geoetz bath amenities to finish off that luxe bathroom experience.

When I first shared on my insta-stories about checking-in, everyone raved about the breakfast spread at Le Méridien. Kind of bummed that I didn't get the experience it the first morning (due to the extra comfy bed), I made an effort to head down earlier the next day before checking-out, only to realise how much I was missing out on.

Think a full spread of breakfast items from fresh juices (juiced using fresh fruits on the spot for you, by the way), a Japanese counter with Japanese breakfast items, fresh pastries and many more stuff you wouldn't expect to be seeing on a typical hotel breakfast spread. What wow-ed me honestly, was the fact that they bothered to customise my Instagram handle on my latte!

On the sixth floor of the hotel, you can opt for a workout at their fitness centre or take a splash in the pool. The fully equipped Technogym overlooks the pool that has a perfect Instagram-worthy background. There's also an option to have a cocktail or two at their poolside bar, Plunge.

Of course, I had to try out their award-winning spa before leaving the place. The Spa by Le Méridien boasts many treatments and I highly recommend that Hot Lava Stone Massage that uses heated volcanic stones and warm aromatic oil for a healing and stress-relieving experience.

As I mentioned earlier, Le Méridien Bangkok ticks almost all (if not all) of what you would expect of a 5-star luxury hotel when on a vacation. They are also a stone throw away from popular tourist attractions such as the Patpong Night Market and of course nightlife is aplenty just across the road. Now, if someone would - please fast-forward my life and book me my next stay with them.

Le Méridien Bangkok
40/5 Surawong Road, Bangrak
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Resorts World Genting

Now, while I can't exactly remember the last time I've been to Genting, it seems like it has changed quite a fair bit during the recent visit - a new theme park, brand new hotels and a lot more attractions and entertainment most definitely.

For a start, the new Theme Park Hotel comes with great fuss-free rooms perfect for families and friends who just want a quick and short getaway.

Think fun themed rooms with a balcony for some that gives you ample chill breeze around the clock. The rooms are perfect for kiddos as well with color themes and cute stickers all around such as the light bulb to indicate the light switch and of course with most stuff that are non-breakable, making this hotel extremely family friendly.

Breakfast is also fuss-free because you can pick & go at the lobby with an assortment of pastries, bread and Asian selection such as Nasi Lemak to your liking. It is also a stone throw away from the mall so you don't have to walk very much.

For speciality meals, do check out Wanhoi Yamch'a Genting for some delectable and cute looking dim sum dishes. We were spoilt for choice with all the hand-crafted dim sum that came served in all shapes and sizes, some even as cartoon characters. They boast a great assortment of Chinese dishes as well and is a great place to have family dinners.

For something more Italian, Motorino will definitely do the trick. Think pasta, hand-stretched pizza made a la minute and a whole lot more.

If you are feeling a little more local, head on over to Malaysia Food Street at Skyavenue for some authentic local dishes. The Bak Kut Teh is a must-try and the chicken rice is pretty authentic in taste as well!

If you want to opt for something more lavish but want to skip the queue at the overrated Burger & Lobster, jump straight to High Line Rooftop Market and order yourself a Claypot Lobster Noodle that's super robust and bursting with flavours, cooked generously with a whole lobster that's as fresh as it gets in Genting!

Take on a soft serve and check out their new indoor theme park with aplenty of rides for the adults and kids to pick from! Their recently revamped indoor theme park allows you unlimited rides daily with different package options for single riders and families! Do also check out The Void when you are there and if you are a big fan of VR!

For something with less thrill, the Jurassic Research Centre is a great choice, if not the Ripley's Adventure Land! On the same level as those, you'll also find Zombie Outbreak, which is a zombie haunted house - something not for the faint hearted, in my honest opinion. And if all fails, don't worry - check yourself into a Gold Class movie and experience 4D!

When the sun sets, head on over to the casino or to Red Tail by Zouk for some beer pong! They also have a karaoke option if you would prefer to just sing and chill the night away. Or if you want to fault some dance moves, Zouk is always open for you.

With such great offers at Genting, it is no surprise that it ranks one of the most popular weekend getaways from Singaporeans. If you ask me, even a 2-night stay wouldn't be enough to cover everything. On a brighter side, let's just be pretty glad it's not very far off from where we are.

Resorts World Genting
Genting Highlands
69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

This was an invited media session.