Kuala Lumpur has eagerly anticipated the opening of The RuMa Hotel and Residences and now the 254-room property has progressed from rumour to reality. Discretely understated and elegantly furnished and finished, the 18-storey building on Jalan Kia Peng opposite KLCC and near the frenetic energy of Jalan Bukit Bintang, propels Kuala Lumpur’s hospitality offerings into a new orbit. The luxe property offers stylish design with interiors of local timbers, rattan, stone and cloth in earthen hues that provide welcoming warmth. Its rooms are intelligently conceived with every modern convenience but in a setting that reflects Malaysia’s colonial past and, era of grand travel. Rattan planters’ chairs, timber floors and wooden panelling sit comfortably with contemporary light stands, deep bathtub and copper sinks.
Fingertip room controls are beside the dreamlike bed while excellent soundproofing ensures a deep sleep. Guests can dine on modern Malaysian cuisine in ATAS and creative cocktails, wines and beverages in either SEVEN (lobby) or SANTAI (poolside) bars. Just off the lobby, the LIBRARI features a curated mini-library of meaningful books. UR Spa has just opened. RuMa is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is destined to lead Malaysia to a higher level of hospitality. It is managed by Shanghai’s PuLi Hotel and Spa and highlights hostmanship; staffing that is both genuine and intuitive.