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Local Area Attractions

Explore a world of picture-perfect land and seascapes, resplendent with rolling hills and unequalled cultural diversity. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place to discover all that the Malaysian capital has to offer.

Istana Budaya

Also known as the Palace of Culture, the Istana Budaya is an imposing blue and white building featuring traditional Malay and contemporary elements. It has been hailed as one of Kuala Lumpur's most beautiful modern buildings and has been the site of many international shows and concerts.

Distance: 5 kilometers/15-20 minutes

Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex

The Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is a “one stop” craft center stop offering a unique variety of craft-related activities and programs, conveniently housed under one roof.

Contact: 603 2162 7533 | Distance: 3 kilometers/10 minutes | Website

National Museum

Officially opened in August 1963, the Museum Negara was built in the style of a Malay palace. Its large, central, main-entrance hall and two exhibition wings depict murals and artifacts of the country signifying the culture and customs of Malaysian while chronicling its most important historical episodes.

Distance: 6 kilometers/15 – 20 minutes

Petrosains – The Discovery Centre

Petrosains is designed as a modern museum that allows guests to interact with the exhibits on display. Visitors can marvel at nearly 7,000 square meters of exhibition area featuring interactive exhibits, fun activities and displays. Museum personnel multi-task as guides, presenters, demonstrators and facilitators to ensure that visitors' enjoyment and learning experience are maximized.

Distance: 2 kilometers/10 minutes

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Kuala Lumpur’s most photographed building (designed by British Architect A.C. Norman) was built between 1894 and 1897 and was formerly the Secretariat building for the British Administration. It is a beautiful blend of Victorian and Moorish architecture and is now the venue of the Supreme Court and the High Court. Just next to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is the former City Hall a similar Moorish-styled building.

Distance: 3.5 kilometers/10-15 minutes

Aquaria KLCC

Malaysia’s newest aquarium is located at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This next generation aquarium takes visitors on an exciting journey from misty mountains, through the mysterious rainforests, to the ever- changing coast, before reaching beyond the reefs and into the mysterious deep blue sea.

Contact: 603 2333 1888 | Distance: 2 kilometers/10 minutesWebsite

Kings Palace (Istana Negara)

Istana Negara or National Palace is the official residence of His Majesty, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia. It stands on a 28 acre (110,000 m²) area, located at a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling overlooking the Klang River.

Distance: 4-5 kilometers/10-15 minutes by car

KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur)

Located at Bukit Nenas, just a short walk away from hotel, the KL Tower is the tallest telecommunications tower in South East Asia and the fourth tallest tower in the world. The ceiling of the lift lobby is decorated in the Islamic art form using tiny mirrors. High-speed lifts take visitors to the observation deck that provides a panoramic view of the entire city and beyond.

Distance: 3 kilometers/10 minutes

Petronas Twin Towers

Situated in the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC), are currently the world's tallest freestanding towers. The 88-story twin towers soar 1482.93 feet above the city skyline and are connected by a sky-bridge on the 41st floor. The sky-bridge is open to public from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Distance: 2 kilometers/10-15 minutes

School of Hard Knocks (Royal Selangor Visitor Centre)

At the Royal Selangor’s School of Hard Knocks, visitors learn how pewter is produced, and are then given the opportunity to make and personalized a pewter dish of their own.

Contact: 603 4145 6122 | Distance: 10 kilometers/15-20 minutes

Bintang Walk

Kuala Lumpur's hottest hangout, this pedestrian walkway is Malaysia's answer to the Champs Elysée in Paris and Japan's Ginza. The one-kilometer stretch, anchored by The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, is lined with alfresco cafés, trendy pubs, boutiques and entertainment spots. Bursting with energy, colorful and exhilarating, Bintang Walk is the ultimate place to see and be seen.

Distance: Less than 100 meters/5 minutes walk

Central Market

This pre-war building was the principle wet-market for Kuala Lumpur in the early years. It was extensively renovated in the 1980's and turned into an arts and cultural center. Now the place for local artists to demonstrate their skills and display their work, there are numerous shops and stalls that sell bric-a-brac, antiques, souvenirs, handicrafts and Asian artifacts. An open-air stage serves as the regular venue for traditional and contemporary dance as well as musical concerts.

Distance: 3.5 kilometers/10 – 15 minutes

Petaling Street

Many countries have their own unique version of Chinatown, and Kuala Lumpur is no exception. Petaling Street (P.S), is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Stocked with leather goods, t-shirts and various ethnic foods, Petaling Street is a shopper’s paradise, with plenty of good buys to be had by smart and savvy customers who are willing to bargain.

Distance: 2-3 kilometers/10-15 minutes by car

Starhill Gallery

The prestigious Starhill Gallery is an icon of taste and style in fashion, art, beauty, food and everyday Malaysian life. Starhill Gallery houses 13 food and beverage outlets serving international cuisine and features the most prestigious brands all under one roof. The Gallery also hosts the largest global watch retailer in the world, housing 70 luxurious brands.

Distance: Less than 100 meters/5 minutes walk

Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC is Malaysia's premier shopping destination located at Kuala Lumpur’s most prestigious commercial address, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It offers an array of goods and services to please and pamper the needs of shoppers. From fashion, entertainment, arts and culture to local delicacies and international gourmets, it’s all here.

Distance: 2 kilometers/10 minutes

Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Perdana)

Built in the 1880's, Taman Tasik Perdana (KL Lake Gardens) is the city's most popular and accessible park. Covering an area of 91.6 hectares, it features a children's playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations and a lake with rowing boats. The Pangung Anniversari, set in a valley within the park, regularly hosts musical and cultural performances.

Distance: 4.5 kilometers/20 minutes