Travel review: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

KL FROM UP ABOVE. To do justice to views of the Malaysian capital and its iconic Petronas Towers, the brand new Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (12 Jalan Pinang; 60/3-2182-1234;, which just opened at the end of August, offers floor-to-ceiling windows in each of its 370 guest rooms and 42 suites, which are among the largest in the city.

Earthy tones and wood floors lend a homey feel to the property’s rooms, in contrast to its lobby, which is rendered more expansive by green and gold lighting. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Thirty8, presents a 360-degree panorama of the city, complementing its modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine.