Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Pure Glutton - Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


The Le Meridien in Kota Kinabalu commands a splendid spot. It’s right there on the waterfront, facing the South China Sea – what can be grander than that?

This waterfront location also boasts of markets and eateries just across the road and if you are a visitor in Kota Kinabalu, there’s plenty to explore.

But first, let’s check out the Le Meridien which I had the privilege of visiting recently.

The hotel was just a short 15-minute drive from the airport. Driving up the sloped entrance, beyond the huge main doors, the hotel’s newly transformed lobby was really impressive.

The chic modern design of the hotel, from the polished floors to the creative colourful marine-themed arty ceiling, the general feel was one of contemporary elegance.

The gleaming stylish lines of the reception exudes a touch of refinement but also gave me an impression of efficiency.

And true enough, efficiency was in motion as I breezed through my check-in.

Before getting into the lift to go up to my room, I marvelled at the wide spaces of the modern lobby lounge with gorgeous comfortable sofas and chairs.

For a bit more privacy, there’s more seating beyond the front lobby, segregated by elegant arty partitions.

I liked the cosiness of this space – plush chairs, quaint deco items and there’s even a mini library.

Right across that was Latitude 05, seamlessly merging with the fluid modern layout of the lobby.

It’s a perfect spot to catch-up: snacking and chilling-out on the high stools perched by the bar counter.

My room in this 306-room hotel had a stunning view of the South China Sea.

I spent endless minutes watching the boats and barges sailing close by the busy wharf.

The view got even more breathtaking in the evenings when Mother Nature started her paintings in the sky and sea, drawing glorious sunsets at the horizon.

The room was really spacious; the fitting’s a bit dated though but that’s going to be fixed soon as the hotel undergoes refurbishment in stages.

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