A Weekend to Shop, Play and Stay in Johor Bahru with DoubleTree by Hilton
JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia - Locally known by its initials, JB, Johor Bahru has come a long way from being a stopover town. Today, the bustling city proudly stands as a major tourist, entertainment, commercial, shopping and dining hub on the southern shores of Malaysia.
For guests looking for fun, culture and relaxation on a weekend getaway in the city, look no further than a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru with the Weekender’s Package. The package boasts an itinerary specially compiled from check-in to check-out to ensure every guest has a great experience. The package’s itinerary is detailed below and features some of the best hotel experiences and city spots there are to offer.
- Evening – check-in and dine at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru:
A weekend stay with DoubleTree by Hilton begins right after work. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy a signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome – a symbol of the brand’s commitment to providing guests with an unforgettable stay.
Come nightfall, guests can unwind by the poolside before enjoying an authentic Italian dinner at Tosca Italian Trattoria, located on the 13th floor of the hotel and offering stunning views of the city. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a hearty BBQ dinner for a group, the evening will be fun for all.
- Morning – breakfast at Makan Kitchen:
For fuel before a busy day exploring the city, guests can visit Makan Kitchen, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, for Western and Asian breakfast options.
- Afternoon – visit the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque:
The marvelous Istana Besar, once the Johor royal family’s principal palace, was built by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866 to mimic Victorian architecture and style. The then-ruler was an Anglophile and wanted to showcase it in full force through his palatial residence. Opened as a museum to the public in 1990 to display the incredible wealth of the sultans in more than 60,000 pieces, it is now the finest museum of its kind in Malaysia with a beautifully manicured 53-hectare verdant ground and is the best place to learn about the city. Entry is free.
- Afternoon – fun in the sun at LEGOLAND Malaysia:
Johor is home to Asia’s first LEGOLAND. The water park will excite small kids, the crazy coasters will thrill big kids and the virtual reality roller coaster will be a reminder to everyone that it is never too late to let your hair down. Another interesting highlight lies at the heart of every LEGOLAND, where the much-loved true-to-life miniature version of Asia’s iconic landmarks are.
Aptly named as MINILAND, it dazzles in every way as a magnificent masterpiece built with more than 30 million LEGO bricks and features famous attractions from 17 Asian countries, such as the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Singapore’s Merlion, India’s Taj Mahal and several of Johor’s unique landmarks.
- Evening – learn to cook a Johorean dish with the in-house chef:
Guests can stay in for the night and learn to cook Laksa Johor, one of the most iconic culinary dishes in Johor, with the in-house chef. Laksa Johor is a spaghetti noodle dish drenched in traditional Malay-style curry broth.
- Morning – shopping at the Johor Premium Outlet:
Shopping may very well be Malaysian’s favorite pastime, and the proliferation of shopping malls in the country is proof of it. Known in recent years amongst Malaysians as retail paradise, JB has Johor Premium Outlet to thank for its influx of visitors. Located just 30 minutes away, hotel guests can avoid the parking crowds by arranging a taxi with the hotel’s friendly Concierge team prior to departure.
- Afternoon – lunch at Makan Kitchen and check-out:
After a busy morning and prior to check-out time, guests can return to DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru for an all-Malaysian lunch featuring sumptuous Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan dishes at the live cooking stations. Guests can also stay for the Hi-Tea Buffet, where a delicious selection of local favourites are served.
Room prices start from USD 71 per night. For more information on DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, please call +607-268-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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