The last time I went to Genting was like twenty years ago and so when the opportunity came to visit Resorts World Genting, I was super excited to see what is happening there as I heard that there are some exciting new developments and it is now even more vibrant and multifaceted than ever before.
Day 1: 13 April 2018 At Resorts World Genting
The first thing after checking in to the Theme Park Hotel(new wing) was to check out all the dfferent type of room accommodations.
The oldest hotel at Resorts World Genting, the Theme Park Hotel was built in the seventies and formerly known as the Highlands Hotel. Subsequently, it seems logical for the hotel to be named Theme Park Hotel when the theme park was built next to it.
For couples, you can book one of the four honeymoon suites in the property, located in the valley wing which overlooks an uninterrupted panorama of the Genting valley offering stunning views of natural mountain forests.
The suites, designed around the four fun stages of romance – courtship, proposal, wedding and honeymoon – are all executed as stand-alone units, unique in décor, feel and furnishing.
Most rooms now feature a built in, tatami-style raised platform on which are two or three queen sized beds which can comfortably hold four to six guests respectively.
A built-up bunk bed above the platform holds another queen sized mattress, effectively enabling six visitors in a room. The novelty of the bunk beds are bound to have children clamouring to sleep on top, allowing parents a chance to rest without fidgety children in their proximity.
The raised sleeping platforms also serve as storage spaces. Compartments in the platforms are used to store luggage, while room safes are also built into the drawer space.
Clothes are hung on knobs around which artists have drawn outlines of closets.
Even the shower and toilet have stickers to indicate the location. So very cute!
The television set too is hung on brackets, with artwork around it to make it seem that it is enclosed in a TV cabinet.
In lieu of expensive heavy drapes and curtains, artists pitched in to hand draw designs in white paint on blackout roller blinds, resulting in original works of art in every room.
This was the room which I stayed for the 3D2N stay media FAM trip. Lovely the spaciousness of the hotel room which came with a view to boast!
Check out my room’s balcony and the beautiful scenery!
After taking a short break inside the room, I adjourned for Dinner at Medan Selera, SkyAvenue Mall.
This is the latest dining addition to the resort’s gleaming SkyAvenue mall. Operating from 8.00am to 10.00pm daily, Medan Selera brings together five favourite cuisines in an easy-to-access and relaxed environment.
Dine-in guests can choose from Rice & Spice, Noodles, Laksa, Western Asian and Crispy Chips outlets.
This is my favourite store… Rice & Spice!
It offers delicious variations of our Malaysian staple – rice – including the always-popular Nasi Lemak, Nasi Briyani and Nasi Kandar with a huge variety of side dishes.
Noodles serves a wide selection of noodle-based dishes, from smoky Char Kway Teow to hearty Mee Bandung, light soupy Bakso to spicy Singaporean Fried Beehoon. The neighbouring Laksa focuses on a specific noodle dish and its regional variations from across Malaysia, including Nyonya Laksa, Laksa Johor, Laksa Kelantan and Asam Laksa.
Western Asian heats things up with grilled meats and Arabic breads. Cooked to perfection, choices include Chicken and Lamb Shawarma, mouth-watering Grilled Chicken Shish Tawook and Kebab, Roasted Chicken Leg, Seafood Rice and Middle Eastern breads like Zaatar Manakich, Mohamara and Cheese Bread. Rounding off the selection is Crispy Chips, featuring Western staples like Crispy Fried Chicken, Chicken Popcorn, Fish & Chips, Calamari Rings and French Fries that will please adult and child palates alike.
For breakfast, Medan Selera also runs a RM12 Light Breakfast Set where guests can choose from Nasi Lemak, Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kerabu, Fried Mee, Fried Rice, Roti Telur, Roti John, Chicken Curry with Puree bread and other hearty meals, paired with a hot or cold drink.
Those in a hurry can head to the Salad & Dessert consist of fresh Salads, cut fruits, puddings and local desserts like Som Som Gula Melaka, Sago Gula Melaka, Snack & Go and Grab & Go section. Here quick savoury treats like Spiral Curry Puffs (Chicken or Anchovies), Banana Fritters and Potato Samosas sit next to sweet temptations like Bahulu, Dodol, Kuih Cakar Ayam and Sarawak Layer Cake, which are all perfect for quick bites.
Medan Selera is located on Level G of SkyAvenue mall, below the newly-opened Bona Cinema. Operating hours are 8.00am to 10.00pm daily, with seating capacity for 270.
After dinner, it was free and easy time for me to check out SkyAvenue Mall.
Branded as a new-concept lifestyle mall, SkyAvenue consists of 1.434 million sq ft of gross floor area tenanted by an eclectic cohort of retail options and F&B establishments.
SkyAvenue is a unique retail concept because it was conceived as an amalgamation of the things that Resorts World Genting do best: entertainment, dining and retail catered specifically to Resorts World Genting varied visitor profile.
This basically summed up my Day 1 in Resorts World Genting. Watch out for my next blog post on Day 2. 😉