I’ve always pegged the Sheraton brand as a business hotel – based on the city hotels I’ve stayed at for work and leisure in the past. But my stay at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel changed the way I perceive the Sheraton brand; personalised, fuss-free and family oriented.
Jien and I spent the long Merdeka weekend experiencing the new Sheraton Petaling Jaya and its commitment to “Go Beyond” in terms of personal touches and thoughtful gestures. Our room came with a baby cot for our little girl, and also a plush toy to keep her entertained during her stay at the hotel. I also appreciate the baby bathtub which housekeeping placed in the bathroom, so we can bathe her comfortably.
Sheraton Petaling Jaya’s F&B options include FEAST, Miyabi, Yue and Sala Bar where guest can choose between an all-day dining concept, Japanese omakase, Cantonese cuisine and cocktails with bar bites. I think FEAST is a good place for gathering as the restaurant is spacious with an extensive spread of local and international cuisine.
If you ask me, I reckon the local items are their forte as they make a wicked rendang and sambal udang. I also like the goreng-goreng station where you get freshly fried banana fritters, cengkodok pisang and also fried cempedak. It gets pretty crowded during weekends so be sure to call ahead to reserve a table if you’re planning to visit.
I think Miyabi is rather underrated as a good Japanese restaurant in Petaling Jaya as they offer good cuts of fish and top-grade beef, all flown in from Japan twice a week. We indulged in an Omakase menu comprising 8 courses, which I’m told is priced below RM350.
At Yue, their double boiled soup takes centre stage as it is packed with flavour from the hours of cooking. The chef is better with his seafood dishes as he knows how to play up the natural flavours of the prawns, fish and scallops. Cigar and whisky enthusiasts can unwind at Chimes, a social space that offers some of the finest cigars from a walk-in humidor.
One of my favourite parts of the staycation in Sheraton Petaling Jaya is the club lounge, which gives you a panoramic view of the city from the 31st floor. Club room guests will have exclusive access to the lounge where breakfast and evening cocktails are served. Alternatively, grab a drink at Sala Bar at Level 33 (the top floor) on a clear day – you get to enjoy a view of the city by the poolside. I wouldn’t mind coming back again just for the view from Sala Bar.
The hotel is popular with families and offers amenities like children’s pool and a mini play area on Level 33 to keep the little ones entertained. Sheraton Petaling Jaya is just 20 minutes from the city centre and is easily accessible via Asia Jaya LRT station. It is possibly the nicest (not to mention newest) hotel in Petaling Jaya at the moment.
For more information about Sheraton Petaling Jaya, visit the official website here or call them at 03-7622 8888.