I am back after a luxurious vacation in Malaysia and I hope you are already been with me all along in my vacation (via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) 😀 . I love luxury hotels but artistically designed hotels are something which makes my staying more creative, more aesthetically and mentally peaceful. My first day of Malaysia trip has been started with a pleasure staying at Amari Johor Bahru in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The property is located in a 30 minutes’ drive from Johor Bahru’s Senai International Airport, 80 minutes’ drive from Singapore’s Changi International Airport, 5 minutes’ walk from JB Central Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and the upcoming Mass Rapid Transit system, which will link Johor Bahru to Singapore.
The Hotel lobby is on the 6th floor and the ambience was nicely decorated, mostly inspired by Thai art, motifs and fusion of Thai and Malaysian cultures. The entire hotel is more like an art gallery than an ordinary hotel. Open space with artworks all over the place. All the 242 guest rooms and suites have Thai and Malaysian inspiration: furnishings, lights, work stations and other electronic equipment. The subtle colour schemes throughout the room and spa-inspired bathrooms are the best part of the rooms.
Just after entering the hotel, I was cheerfully welcomed with drinks and wet fresh rolled towels. From there I went to 6th floor (lobby) and checked in. When I entered the room, the feeling was utterly warmer. Detailing of the room was quite impressive and fresh as well. Nothing makes monotonous.
My room was at 18th floor and the outside view from the window is simply breath-taking: Just stop for a while, look at the outside of the window and hold a breath! It was feeling like open sky, skyscrapers, lights, streets, vehicles, everything is hypnotising me. 🙂 . On the second day of my staying, it was raining in Johor. So it was a chance to see Johor from Amari in rains. Yet another resplendent view! Everything seems like a water coloured canvas.
On the 20th floor, Amari has The Executive Lounge which may be a synonym of ‘Aristocracy’. A panorama of Johor Bahru’s skyline. Atmosphere of this place is outright friendly but they take good care of privacy and amenities. Here guests can have executive club privileges which include buffet breakfasts, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails.
Amari Johor Bahru has several food options. Literally, heaven for foodies. From food gallery, cafeteria to bar everything is gorgeous and a lot to tell. So I decided to do a separate post on Amari’s food part.
Another thing which attracted me in this stay is their spa: Breeze Spa. Breeze spa is already located in Thailand, China, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Qatar. It is in the 6th floor of this property. A strong mixture of Thai-Malaysian contemporary art makes the entire surrounding toxic while walking towards the spa. Breeze Spa has a wide range of treatments including signature mood-based Thai scrubs and massages.
It was an impressive epilogue to the staying in Amari Johor Bahru. Nicely designed ambience, heart-warming hospitality, mouth-watering foods and a unique experience: all together a glorious stay in Amari Johor Bahru.
How to reach Johor?
Senai International Airport is located near Johor which is approximately 32 km north-west of the city centre. This airport is well connected with different cities and countries. Senai airport is a hub for AirAsia. AirAsia flies directly from Kolkata to Johor Bahru. Johor is well connected with Kuala Lumpur by flights, buses, trains and taxis.
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