As mentioned in my previous photoessay, Needles, my darling albino hedgehog came to live with us a little over 7 weeks ago. He is a restless one and is always game to check out new places and sights. Doubletree KL celebrated its launch 3 weeks ago on August 5th and we decided to spend a weekend chilling out in this new hotel. There is currently a 2 nights for the price of 1 Grand Opening Offer when you make a reservation which could be why the hotel enjoyed full occupancy last weekend. What a steal at RM$380 ( USD$120 ) for 2 nights !
This building used to house the Crown Princess hotel and the developer did a excellent job revamping the development.
Doubletree presents a freshly baked, warm chocolate chip cookie to each guest at check-in.
Used as an iconic sign of Doubletree hospitality, the cookie has been used to differentiate the Doubletree hotel brand from its competition. What a delight to be presented a cookie after a long flight.
Doubletree cookies are baked several times a day in the kitchen of the hotels restaurants, and are kept warm in ovens built into the hotels front desks each oven is about the size of a two-drawer lateral file cabinet
Doubletree gives out approximately 35,000 chocolate chip cookies each day, and a total of over 220,000,000 since inception. Each cookie weighs 2½ ounces and has an average of 20 chocolate chips and walnuts. If you do not want to stay at the hotel to sample the cookie, just pop into their inhouse delicatessen The Food Store,
to purchase some. Or come over to my home for tea and if u are lucky i will share my stash with u
Doubletree is a stone's throw from the Petronas Twin Towers
Needles the camwhore
Needles peered over his paperbag and spied the G City Hotel across the road...
He wanted to check out the "Floating" Bridge Bar between the two towers of G City Hotel and like any indulging Mommy, LiL oblidged
Ahhh... what yummy desserts and FYI Needles loves champagne
His heart skipped a beat when he looked through the state of the art glass flooring. Needles suffers from vertigo
G City Hotel is also home to Tanzini restaurant
Yummy modern Italian grub
and yummier view of our colourful city
Feeling tired, we decided to take a nap. Needles snuggling up
Too cute to resist
Peek a boo
The hotel rooms are designed to be functional and comfortable
Mommy LiL had a good scrub under the Rainshower using Crabtree and Evelyn range of products
whilst baby Needles occupied his time paddling in the sink
Feeling refreshed, Needles and LiL decided to check out the hotel facilities. Outside the grand ballroom
Well equipped gym and their Axis Lobby Lounge. An ideal place to meet friends, family or clients. The retail outlets will be fully opened by year end.
Cellar Door Bar. They employ a dedicated wine sommelier to assist guests
Swimming pool area. This is, for your information, a saltwater pool, which is softer on your skin than the conventional chlorine pool
Beautifully lit up at night
In the mood for traditional Italian food, we made a reservation at the spanking new Tosca restaurant which overlooks the swimming pool area.
Needles was amused with the pasta leaf sign.
Needles watched the chef make pizza dough whilst waiting for our food to be served
The appetizer was our favourite dish. Mouth watering foie gras, Needles loves everything Umami
So much yummy food
To complement the tastefully done up decor
Hats off the the ID team
For breakfast we feasted at DoubleTree KL's signature restaurant, the Makan Kitchen.
which specialises in no less than six local cuisines : Malay, Kristang, Peranakan, Iban, Chinese and Indian
Featuring three live interative kitchens
Mangosteens, LiL's all time favourite fruit
Divine macaroons, baked to perfection
Waitress wearing the traditional Malay dress, the Baju Kurung
After all that pigging out, Needles with his high metabolic rate was relieved that he need not go on a diet
To end the perfect weekend, Needles and i joined our friends at NoBlackTie, to watch our local musicians belt out Broadway favourites. NBT is KL's premier jazz club and gastro bar.
Needles spoilt silly by his favourite Aunty, Trudy. He was the star of the show and even the real star wanted to give him a cuddle
Well, i guess that is the advantage of being an only child. However, concerned that Needles will feel lonely when LiL goes off on her overseas travels, we adopted a Salt and Pepper girlfriend for Needles.
Please say HI to Pins. She has lived with us for a few days only and is super active and curious for her age. She will definitely be a good travel buddy when Needles and LiL goes off on their next adventure in Kuala Lumpur.