*aaaahhhh* this is life!
The living area and balcony which is separated from the bedroom.
As we adjourned to dinner, we were pleasantly surprised by all the candles they lit up at dusk.
Lunch at Prego's, Westin's Italian Restaurant
We tried out Prego's, this appears to be the largest and most happening eatery within the hotel, 2 floors plus an al fresco area facing Marriott. Their pastas comes in 2 sizes: primi and secondi, primi meaning as a 'starter', secondi as a main. So we ordered 2 primi pastas and a pizza to try. You can gauge whether an Italian restaurant is worth their salts by the pizza. I had a prawn pasta, which was spicy (good!) and oily (not so good!), but hubby's carbonara was fabulous! One of the best I had, also due to the fact that they make their own fresh fettuccine. Prego's boasts a wide range of pastas; from spaghetti to fettuccine to linguine etc, some are dried and some are home-made. The pizza was power-packed with good stuff, and the one we ordered had salami, blue cheese, mushrooms and artichokes; a crazy combination; but yummilicious nevertheless!
The food at Westin was somewhat disappointing, we did not really enjoy the dinner at 'The Living Room', I seriously think the risotto gave me stomach ache, the whole night! *bummer* Hubby had the cod fish with polenta, he discovered he does not fancy polenta much but the cod fish was fresh and succulent. I seriously thought the dinner was a huge disappointment, I attribute this to the hype they created through their 'Taste Matters' club and all the clever copy-writing mumbo jumbo. Over-promise, under-deliver. Well, then again, in all fairness, maybe this particular set dinner was bad, I suppose other items on the menu might be really great. Possibly, after all, we did see alot of people over dinner, locals and foreigners alike. I might give it another chance again, someday, maybe.
One of the best breakfast in a Malaysian hotel. The sumptuous spread seemed to go on forever! However, I could not really eat much thanks to the risotto the night before, which wrecked havoc in my system. But I was delighted by the array of fresh fruits and juices. Good stuff. Super fresh. Hubby was so stuffed with sausages, omelets, waffles ... you name it. Needless to say, we skipped lunch that day.
We had a truly relaxing time together, the service and ambiance were fantastic overall. They did make us feel like VIPs *haha* Also, since we booked the Executive Residence, we were entitled to various club benefits, which were really cool, although we did not really make full use of them all! Reservations were made online and the deals online were much better than if you were to call them up directly. The damage: close to RM800, including breakfast and taxes, excluding all other meals. Check out the various getaway packages and special offers they have online, for starters, book a normal room (maybe not more than RM600 net), just to experience the heavenly bed, oh you can buy the bed by the way, approx RM10K plus including duvet, blankets, pillows etc etc :P
The Westin Kuala Lumpur is the epitome of personal renewal, a contemporary five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang. All 443 guest rooms, including 23 suites and 63 one-bedroom and two-bedroom Executive Residences, feature the plush, all-white signature Heavenly Bed®. The Heavenly Shower®, available exclusively at our Executive Residences, will restore your mind and body. Wanna know more ...