Review: Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Standing at the height of 275-metre, Element Kuala Lumpur is the first eco-friendly Element Hotels brand in Southeast Asia. The hotel housed within the iconic Ilham Tower designed by the globally acclaimed Foster+Partners, which resembles the Bank of China in Hong Kong.

Lobby @ Level 40

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin - Lobby

From the concierge at ground level, guests will have to take the lift to the hotel lobby on the 40th floor; the highest lobby that I have been to with a 360 degree panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. During the day, the lobby is brightly lit with the natural light from the anti-glare full length windows. In the evening, you will be able to see the light installation of Venezuelan artist Claudia Bueno, called “Life: Resilient.” This artistic creation was inspired by Malaysia’s tropical sea life.

Element of Art

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin - LIFT

Element Kuala Lumpur features 252 rooms with a choice of studio, one, two and three-bedroom suites from level 41 to 53. The hotel is well decorated with artworks from the moment you enter the hotel compound leading to my room.

Skyline Studio

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin - Studio Skyline

The Skyline Studio room is an open-plan layout, illuminated with abundant natural light and furnished with modern, outdoor-inspired decor that references organic forms and textures found in nature. With a choice of king and twin sized beds, all the rooms comes with Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed and down pillows.


The city views from the room is awesome. You can get a glimpse of the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL. Thanks to the daylight glare control, it enables to filter appropriate amounts of sunlight into the room. During special occasion such as New Year’s Eve, you are able to catch the fireworks at the comfort of your room!


Aside from the table work space, this cosy corner is a perfect place to admire the views while getting your work done.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Imagine waking up to a gorgeous view of the city skyline!

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

The huge sliding closet consist of safe box, iron & ironing board.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Shelves to keep your personal items organised.

All of the rooms equipped with kitchenettes. Being an eco-conscious hotel, Element does not provide plastic mineral water bottles. Instead, they equipped each room with filtered drinking water that is certified by NSF International.

Complimentary coffee and tea.

Spa-inspired bathroom

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin - Bathroom

The bathroom is bright lit with white marble tiles and separate shower area.


Organic bath amenities by Pharmacopia.


I love the idea of having soap dispenser rather than the disposable bottles.

Chill out at Ombak @ Level 39

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

You can get a drink by the pool at level 39.

Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 10.00pm

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Lounge area while admiring the view of the city.

Indoor Saline Pool @ Level 39

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

One of the unique feature of Element Kuala Lumpur is the 200 sqm indoor saline pool. This is my first time trying out the mildly heated indoor pool. The pool uses saline instead of chlorine which is safer for the environment and for those swimming in it.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Lounging area.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin - Ombak

Notice the beautiful art mosaic on the floors of the pool. The artwork is by a local artist, Yusof Ghani called Ombak or ‘Waves’ translated into mosaic.


The wall is also being decorated.

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The best timing is to catch the sunset from the pool.

Opening Hours: 6.00am – 11.00pm

Motion: Fitness Centre @ Level 39


The state-of-the-art fitness centre is well equipped with cardio machines and strength-training equipment.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

The gym is open 24/7 fitness. You can also sign up for the scheduled yoga and Zumba classes for free!

Laundry Room

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Guests also have access to an on-site laundry.

TRACE Restaurant & Bar

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Sky dining experience at Trace Restaurant & Bar. As a guest, there is a complimentary Relax: Evening Reception to mingle over some light refreshments and drinks, from Monday to Thursday at 5.30pm to 7pm.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

If you stay include breakfast, the signature RISE breakfast features refreshing smoothies, wholesome granola, fresh fruits and more.


Stunning bird’s eye view of the city.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin

Element Kuala Lumpur is perfect for business and leisure travellers. Ampang Park LRT station is just around the corner and within walking distance to Suria KLCC, Avenue K and Tapak urban street dining.

Element Kuala Lumpur by Westin
Ilham Tower 8, Jln Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 03-2771 3388
Check In: 3:00 PM | Check Out: 12:00 PM

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