In the hustle and bustle of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur is the luxurious Westin Hotel. Famous for its prime location, that area can have a bit of traffic issues. Finding a car park was not a problem as the hotel has its own parking bays. Elevated up the hotel building, we arrived at the foyer where the reception was. Beyond it was the ballroom separated by a round balcony overlooking the hotel's ground floor. I was immediately mesmerized by the beautiful ballroom.. modern and cozy. To create that kind of coziness and romantic atmosphere, the lighting also plays a part.
We were seated together with hubby's ex-colleagues, there was the catching up session and then we asked for some wines. We saw the bride and groom made their grand entrance gracefully on the red carpet led by a saxophonist, with beautiful flower stands by the side. Subsequently the attendants served the first dishes to the dance pop "Gangnam" tune. The lights pointing to our table immediately illuminated, that means it's time to eat! Brilliant.
Reception dinner started with the combination platter in which a few unique food dishes were served on one single plate. The people were crazy about the soup (Classic Bird’s Nest Soup with Australian Abalone and Conpoy). I personally love the cod fish. The Shimeji mushroom in soy sauce was so yummy savored together with the fish. The tiger prawns with extraordinary sauce was a spicy sambal-taste dish, which was very appetizing. Overall, I enjoyed the food and I liked the food presentation a lot.
Westin banqueting provided excellent service. Our table was well taken care of, except for the fact that the girls had to ask the attendants to refill the glasses with more wine. I guess they were more focused on serving the food and neglected the drinks. If Westin is your venue of choice, feel free to discuss it with the PIC to make sure everything is tip top.
Jessy of the Muse Entertainment was the emcee and lead vocalist of the night. She has a soothing jazzy voice, sang mostly jazz numbers. She spoke English and Mandarin confidently. If you are planning a romantic and classy wedding reception, she and her band are a good option.
Westin Hotel KL
Add:199, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia
Westin Grand Ballroom: 450 pax
Malay Menu: from RM1700++ per table
Indian Menu: from RM2188++ per table
Chinese Menu: from RM2088++ per table
Western Menu: from RM198++ per pax
Positive reviews: The hotel also offers a good package and the person-in-charge is nice to deal with. Enjoyed the food and like the food presentation a lot. No parking problems. Mesmerized by the beautiful ballroom, modern and cozy. Provides excellent service.
Negative reviews: The ballroom did not have the "wow" factor compared to other hotels of this range. They charge ballroom fee and package is not as competitive as Doubletree Hilton. Traffic issues at prime area. Drinks were not refilled frequently during wedding.
A @ Nov 2012: Ive attended wedding dinner at Westin KL last week. The ambience and food are nice, good location. GOOD
leann @ Nov 2012: Famous for its prime location, that area can have a bit of traffic issues. Finding a car park was not a problem as the hotel has its own parking bays. I was immediately mesmerized by the beautiful ballroom.. modern and cozy. The lights pointing to our table immediately illuminated, that means it's time to eat! Brilliant. Overall, I enjoyed the food and I liked the food presentation a lot. Our table was well taken care of, except for the fact that the girls had to ask the attendants to refill the glasses with more wine. GOOD
|esther @ Jan 2012: Westin was my first choice. Their Asst. Director of Sales is a really nice guy. Their package is good meaning it includes everything, no additional charges, no hidden cost. However, the ballroom did not have the *wow* factor for me. GOOD|
|chihuahua @ Apr 2011: Initially, I was thinking to sign up with westin. They charge ballroom fee and their package is not as competitive as Doubletree. BAD|
|Very elaborate and descriptive menu of the night|
|Wine or soft drink?|
|Very nice and unique looking foyer.|
|Table lighted up for dinner|
|Actually I was wearing a pair of red shoes, to add some "ong" to my black-ness.|
|big projector screens on both side of the stage. Lovely cakes in multiple tiers.|
|Gorgeous bride and the groom who looks like a "Japanese Star"|
|She was the emcee and our entertainer for the night, sang some English and Chinese songs. She was quite good. Jessy of Muse Bossa - The Muse Entertainment.|
|Warm and cozy...|