The best place for casual meetings with a view in KL right now

Updated: 06 Sep 2018

[Photos: Kim Choong]

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur are always fighting to be the tallest or to have the best view of the city. There is also always the risk of losing these distinctions as new buildings take over adjoining spaces.

That’s one problem Altitude of Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is not worried about. At Level 53, facing the Pavilion Shopping Mall and the main road that connects the Golden Triangle, Altitude has an unobstructed view of Bukit Bintang and the skyline beyond.

The self-proclaimed urban oasis receives natural light from the wide bottom-to-ceiling windows, decorated with comfy lounging sofas, a long bar, a set of high table and long wine fridges, all designed to let guests enjoy wine and light bites.

Casual meetings and short catch-ups seem to find the afternoon tea session most convenient, and quieter talks usually take place in the evening time. Live bands play nightly with various genres ranging from jazz to soft rock.

Wines come in four different sizes at half glass (75ml), full glass (150ml), carafe (250ml) or a full bottle (750ml). The outlet is not short of other beverage offerings from tea, juices, cocktails to spirits by the dram. The food menu is compact but covers a good range of appetites such as salads, steaks, desserts and sharing cheese platter.

Altitude Sommelier Suraya Kaiv
Suraya Kaiv

With the kitchen helmed by Chef Alexander Waschl and wine selection taken care of by Sommelier Suraya Kaiv, tailored menus can be pre-ordered for small and big parties. Their pastries are to be raved about as they are served fresh daily from Bake By Banyan Tree in the hotel.

Address: Level 53, Banyan Tree Hotel, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone No.: +603 2113 1823
Operation Time: All Day 11am – 11pm; Afternoon Tea 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Tags: wine, hotel bar