From shopping malls to hidden enclaves, street food to chic cafes, all are within walking distance from the strategically located Tribeca Serviced Suites Bukit Bintang in Jalan Imbi.
The area is connected by road and rail as guests can easily walk to eateries, shopping and entertainment spots along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor, Jalan Raja Chulan and Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Poised to be the newest pride of Kuala Lumpur, Tribeca which is owned and developed by Low Yat Group, has the distinction of opening Malaysia’s first five-star hotel – Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur in 1957.
The serviced suites is managed by FLH Hospitality Management, a division under the Low Yat Group.
Tribeca property and hospitality general manager Johnny Yap said Tribeca draws upon the rich cultural influences surrounding the area and is inspired by the energy of America’s Manhattan city.
“We hold a much-coveted address in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s most vibrant location surrounded by leading international commercial, corporate and financial offices, prime shopping malls, retail brands, restaurants and facilities.
“We take great pleasure in welcoming guests who will find our spacious suites befitting their discerning lifestyles, ideal for groups or individuals of all ages,” he said.
There are 318 units of studios, suites and lofts within its 37-storey tower.
Sizes range from Studios at 47.4sq m, Junior Suites at 61sq m to 64.8sq m, Executive Suites from 80.6sq m to 94.7sq m and Duplex Suites between 114sq m and 120sq m.
For those looking to invest, there are 108 units of modern, design-led, fully furnished and fully equipped FLH collection suites that are managed by Fairlane Hospitality, and 210 units of partially furnished Standard Serviced Suites serviced by Fairlane Property Services.
Rooms are equipped with washer/dryer, microwave oven, fridge, complete with kitchen facilities.
A dedicated Lifestyle Concierge offers insider guides to visitors on the wide array of dining, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing choices offered through curated itineraries.
The hotel also has its own recommendations called Tribeca Trails that is available in guest rooms and downloadable online.
While I have driven past the area for work, I have never explored the roads and its attractions on foot.
Changing into comfortable sport shoes, I set out to explore the city.
We walked past numerous reflexology outlets, convenience stores and eateries offering local or international cuisine.
I timed myself and it took me around five minutes of brisk-walking to get from Tribeca to Fahrenheit88.
We worked up a good appetite before reaching Jalan Mesui for dinner.
The next day, we had the chance to experience the various facilities named Pods.
At the Gym Pod, aside from gym facilities, a personal trainer will be available for guests who book in advance; we had a yoga session at the Zen Pod, which is also available for private events.
Children can have fun at the Jungle Pod, which features jungle-inspired designs and fun activities like sand art and colouring.
The Social Pod features three spaces, a television room, a games room with foosball, a pool table and a reading room with magazines and books.
The pod also offers colourful bean bags for guests to kick back and relax.
We had a fun time learning how to play pool under the tutelage of the multi-talented staff who patiently guided us.
Low Yat Group group marketing, corporate communication and business development senior manager Vincent Tang said, “The Social Pod encourages get-togethers and a sense of community among residents and guests.”
For business travellers, the Business Pod provides a co-sharing workspace, the fully functioning, flexible space offers a no-frills office with daily rates.
“We will be expecting discerning business travellers as behind Tribeca is Malaysia’s upcoming financial district, the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), scheduled for completion this year. And within it is the Exchange 106, set to be the tallest skyscraper in Malaysia.
“Even before the completion of the TRX, our location makes us the apt accommodation choice for consultants on the project,” Tang said.
There are two infinity pools here. One at the Sun Deck on the 32nd floor, facing the TRX, which are more for families with children as there is a children’s pool; the other on the Moon Deck on the 37th floor, which is available for private events and offers guests a view of the Petronas Twin Towers.
During the New Year’s Eve countdown party, a structure was erected over the pool to allow guests to view fireworks in the city centre. Alas, the Moon Deck was closed for the event but I managed to dip into the gorgeous pool on the Sun Deck.
My trip ended with a sumptuous brunch at Wizards, an all-day dining café in Tribeca. It is operated by the team behind Yellow Brick Road and Red Bean Bag.
The cosy cafe features a fusion of contemporary Australian cuisine and international flavours. As I enjoyed my coffee, I savoured a moment of peace within the concrete jungle before braving the roads of Kuala Lumpur.
For details, visit www.flh-tribeca.com
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