Rising high against the skyline, the New World Petaling Jaya Hotel is one of the tallest hotels in this part of town. Located adjacent to Paradigm Mall, this deluxe hotel exudes simple elegance and class right from the moment you step inside. Designed along contemporary classical lines with subdued greys and earth colours throughout its interior, I felt a sense of cosiness and relaxing welcome when I checked in for a weekend stay recently.
Our suite was spacious and ever so comfortable. Complete with a sitting lounge accommodating a full sofa and armchair, the roominess was very welcome. With a separate tv in the sitting room and another one in the bedroom, DL and I could choose to watch our own stations without disturbing the other. I love the huge wardrobe space in the bedroom which has moveable walls – open them up for that walk-in effect!
The dual-sink marble-clad bathroom has a free-standing bathtub for that touch of luxury.
As suite guests, we got access to the New World Hotel’s signature Residence Club Living Room with exclusive benefits. There’s complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and dedicated concierge service provided. We just had to check out the breathtaking views from that floor when we dropped by for some drinks and canapés before dinner. We didn’t take breakfast here as we had ours at Pasar Baru during our stay.
Even before this stay, we had been here for some meals and were impressed by the food here. We couldn’t resist having our breakfasts and dinners here during our weekend stay.
From the Buka Pausa meal we had here not too long ago, we already knew their buffet meals were good. The spread is not lavish nor too extensive but what they serve are focused and tasty dishes. As the name suggests, Pasar Baru serves a selection of multi-cultural local cuisines – Malay, Indian and Chinese favourites in a lively market-style setting. We love the vadai, roti and curries at the Indian counter. The grilled seafood, satay and fried chicken at the Malay stall. From the noodles station, our all-time curry laksa is a must-have every time we’re here! Don’t miss the Hainanese chicken rice – it’s really good. Although local food features quite a bit here, Pasar Baru also serves some Western favourites.
Glorious Indian fares!
We love the local selections for breakfast at Pasar Baru. There’s thosai and capati freshly made at the Indian counter – nothing beats the aroma of fresh rotis on the griddle! Nasi lemak is of course served. Then there’s also Chee Cheong Fun and Chicken Soup Noodles as well as dim sum from the Chinese corner. Oh there’s even Chinese tea eggs served – a first for me, at a hotel restaurant!
PJ’s Bar & Grill is the largest rooftop bar in Petaling Jaya, set on the 30th floor. The panoramic view from this location is truly amazing, especially during sunset, so be sure to catch that before dinner at the al fresco dining space or inside the restaurant. Check out my earlier review of PJ’s Bar & Grill here.
Level 30 is also where the hotel’s infinity-edge swimming pool is located. It definitely feels like you’re swimming at the top of the world, backdropped against the city panorama below. A fully-equipped state-of-the-art fitness centre illuminated by natural light is located on Level 29 of the hotel.
If you’re thinking of throwing a big party, this hotel can very well accommodate that with a 1,700 sq meter pillarless grand ballroom being able to host 1,000 guests.
NEW WORLD PETALING JAYA HOTEL
No.1 Jalan SS7/26A
47301 Petaling Jaya