You won’t find Malaysia’s first Sofitel property in the city center
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You won’t find Malaysia’s first Sofitel property in the city center

SOFITEL unveiled its first property in Malaysia in the suburb of Damansara Heights, a busy commercial and residential area away from the city center.

While Damansara Heights may be an unlikely location for travelers who prefer to stay in the city amidst the Petronas Twin Towers, the suburb is continually buzzing with white collar workers streaming in and out of office blocks.

“When we did market research about the area, we realized that it’s an upcoming area,” Luis Garcia, executive assistant manager for food and beverage at the hotel, told Travel Wire Asia.

In fact, the area was recently recognized by Lonely Planet as one of the “world’s coolest neighborhoods” and “one of the richest addresses in Kuala Lumpur”.

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The 312-room property has a clear business leaning with plenty of meeting rooms including the Wau Bulan Ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 guests. The meeting rooms veer from the sterility of many five-star hotels across the city, and instead, features pops of color and art.

The Club Millesime executive lounge is a spacious center for premium guests to grab breakfast away from the rush at the all-day dining restaurant, fit in a game of pool, or hold informal business chats. Once again, it manages to steer clear of conventional business lounge designs by using style and warmth to promote lingering.

Sofitel’s trademark French-inspired aesthetic is peppered throughout the property in the form of abstract wall hangings and mantelpiece china.

Here’s a glimpse of the property:

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

The hotel lobby is modern and sleek

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

The pool is a pleasant respite in the area’s sea of concrete

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

The plush Opera Suite overlooking the city

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

The bathroom in the entry-level Luxury room is full marble

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

Wan Chun Ting, the in-house restaurant serving fine Cantonese fare

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

A theater set-up in the Wau Bulan Ballroom

You won't find Malaysia's first Sofitel property in the city center

The library to get away from it all