Kuala Lumpur International Fashion Week 2018 @ Le Meridien

This month, Oi Vietnam covered the Kuala Lumpur International Fashion Week 2018, while staying in luxury at Le Meridien KL—among the city’s most comfortable and conveniently-located hotels.

It would be remiss to discuss the fashion week itself without detailing the sheer convenience of its partnered accommodation provider. Part of the trepidation in visiting new cities, especially when your focus is on the glamor of the fashion industry, is that grounding yourself as a new arrival will be the kind of hassle that could occupy much of your first day in town—nobody wants to take hours navigating their way to and around their hotel.

With its walkway connection to the KL Sentral transport hub (itself linking seamlessly to the airport via KLIA Express) we didn’t have to step outside even once all the way from Tan Son Nhat airport through to our fabulous room at the hotel. It was straight through customs, onto the AirAsia aircraft, back through the labyrinthine walkways of KLIA2 and then onto the train. Le Meridien is super easy to find once you arrive at the Sentral terminal—signs direct guests up the stairs and over a walkway—and before you know it, you’re standing in the lobby as if having emerged from a tunnel that extended here all the way from Saigon.

The lobby represents everything that’s extraordinary about this hotel—expansive design, color, local panache and a hint of unconventionality. Le Meridien’s lobby is like a wheel that sees visitors spiralling around the foyer between the exits and elevators up to the rooms around a semicircular welcome desk that opens up to the venue’s café and relaxation areas.


The rooms themselves are calm-grey minimalist masterpieces that make an understated yet appreciative nod to the local culture of Malaysia with its batik-print murals over the beds. A set of welcome gifts from the hotel and the fashion week sponsors lay waiting at the bedside, including branded chocolate wafer cigars and two BUCKETS of delicious Kek & Co. cookies in nutella and turkish delight flavors. No hesitation in recommending this bakery to anyone stopping by KL.


The delights of the room were in its subtleties, the easy-to-miss details. More A/C outlets than are strictly necessary took the worry out of recharging devices, especially when using your mobile in bed while plugged in. A spacious workstation desk made typing on the laptop comfortable and effortless. Double Malin+Goetz toiletry sets meant there was always some to spare. Staying at Le Meridien was supremely relaxing; there was nothing that was ever of concern or trouble, and the view over the city gave an impressive perspective of the size and spread of Kuala Lumpur.

One unmissable part of staying at fine hotels is the buffet breakfast. Le Meridien’s Latest Recipe was especially pleasing for its breakfast range and cooking stations. No matter where you’re from in the world, there was plenty of familiar delights and exotic treats to select from; French bakery items, Chinese dimsum, Russian potato crepes, roasted chicken, racks of fresh fruits and juices, and other Malay, Indian, Japanese and Western dishes, some of which are prepared “a la minute.” Free-flow espresso coffee competed fiercely with the gourmet Harney & Sons tea sachets on the tabletop.

What really makes this hotel a stand-out family venue is the pool. Interconnected with the neighboring Hilton Kuala Lumpur on Level Eight, the swimming pool is among the most expansive we’ve ever seen at a comparable hotel, shaped like a series of interconnected naturally-occurring channels that offer straight lines for exercise as well as quiet corners for two. For kids, a play area with twisting waterslides will see most children begging parents to spend the days splashing around at the hotel rather than traipse around the inner city.


Le Meridien’s finely-appointed rooms and facilities make it an ideal base for exploring the KL, perfectly aligning with the fashion event in terms of sheer class and style.

Share this story, choose your platform!

About the author:

Leave a Comment

Explore the Wonders of Chankanaab Park in Cozumel

If you’re planning a trip to Cozumel, one of the must-visit destinations is the breathtaking Chankanaab Park. This natural wonder offers a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural experiences, making it an essential part of your itinerary. Whether you’re interested in marine life, ancient ruins, or simply soaking up the sun on a pristine

Read More »

Dolphin Cove: A Premier Experience for Cruisers in Jamaica

Jamaica is a paradise that beckons travelers with its sun-kissed beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. Among the myriad attractions this beautiful island offers, the best attractions in Jamaica for cruisers shore excursions on your cruise vacation things to do in Montego Bay Jamaica are a highlight that promises an unforgettable experience. At the heart

Read More »

A Guide to the Factors Influencing the Perspective of NBA Teams in 2024

Just like the basketball players themselves, NBA teams need to remain focused on their performance in the future. To accomplish this, essential responsibilities include managing the competition, the professional league, player recruitment and development, media and broadcasting, revenue generation, and worldwide expansion. Importantly, a few factors affect how they view a wide range of topics.

Read More »

Essential Guide to Visiting Macao

Nestled on the southern coast of China, Macao is a unique and utterly fascinating destination. A rare jewel, with its fusion of Eastern and Western cultures and traditions, this former Portuguese colony has become known as “the Las Vegas of the East”. It’s much more than just an entertainment paradise, though.  A trip to Macao is

Read More »

Vietnamese athletes in the Olympics 2024

As 2023 came to an end, Vietnamese sports fans celebrated three remarkable athletes who clinched the official berth for the Paris Olympics 2024 in France. The Vietnam sports authority is hoping to take 12-15 athletes to represent their nation at the Olympic Games in France, but only five have qualified so far. That puts them

Read More »

Momentous Sporting Events in Vietnam

Vietnam has always been known for its resiliency, history, and culture. These qualities are only further exemplified in the sporting events that they hold in the country. This Southeast Asian has been the stage for many milestone moments for the country and the region as a whole. It doesn’t look like Vietnam is about to

Read More »