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!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on vk
Share on email
About the author:

Leave a Comment

Best beaches you can’t miss in Vietnam

1.   Nha Trang Beach, Nha Trang The “Vegas” of Vietnam, Nha Trang, is a beautiful city backdrop to one of the best beaches in the country. The beach stretches for kilometres, lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants. The shallow water boasts amazing coral reefs if you swim further out. You can enjoy the beach during

Read More »

5 of Singapore’s Most Underrated Tourist Destinations

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, Universal Studios Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, and Sentosa Island are just a few of the most exciting places to check out in the Lion City. These go-to spots offer lots of opportunities for visitors to have fun, go on adventures, and experience the best of the city-state. Indeed, people

Read More »

11 things to do in London in just one day

What are the main attractions in London? London has a great historical legacy that rivals that of any other city in the world, and it is also at the forefront of innovation. You can lose yourself in its museums; enjoy the best live arts; go clubbing and pub crawling, or simply follow in the footsteps

Read More »

Is Horse Racing A Popular Sport In South-East Asia?

With horse racing being one of the oldest sports on the planet, it is common to see traces of it in different locations around the globe. Even though most people tie horse racing with Europe and the United States, there are other regions like Asia that are the sport’s most progressive markets. Thanks to modern

Read More »

How far Atlanta United has come to be a top club

Soccer fans, as well as betting enthusiasts, will agree that Atlanta United FC is one of the top-ranking soccer teams in the United States. The soccer club which is based in Atlanta has been competing in Major League Soccer since 2017 when they joined the league as an expansion team. Kate Richardson, one of the

Read More »