Kuala Lumpur is a city I have never visited, yet I have periodically studied hotel rates in Kuala Lumpur for more than a decade. Historically, two of the lowest priced places to travel for cheap luxury hotels are Egypt and Malaysia.
I purchased the $389 Delta economy V class fare ticket this morning for San Jose, California to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2015. The trip will require six hotel nights once I get to Malaysia. The trip will require an overnight in TPE Taipei, Taiwan on both outbound and return flights. Taipei is another city I have never visited.
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Here is a survey of some Kuala Lumpur hotels and room rates in November 2015.
Kuala Lumpur Hotel Rates
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur $115 (IHG Rewards Club 30,000 points)
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie $73 (IHG Rewards Club 15,000 points)
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur $104 (Marriott Rewards category 3 hotel 15,000 points)
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur $134 (Marriott Rewards category 5 at 25,000 points)
Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur $179 (Marriott Rewards Tier 1 30,000 points)
Hilton Kuala Lumpur $154 Hilton HHonors 40,000 points
DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur $87 Hilton HHonors 10,000 points
Hilton Petaling Jaya $81 (Hilton HHonors 30,000 points)
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur $146 (Hyatt Gold Passport 12,000 points category 4)
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral $96 (SPG category 2 3000/4000 points)
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur $88 (SPG category 2 3000/4000 points)
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur $81 (SPG category 3 at 7000 points)
Westin Kuala Lumpur $122 (SPG category 4 at 10,000 points)
Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar $80 (Accor Hotels luxury brand)
A good lie-flat hotel bed will be a welcome relief after two days of economy seat flying to Asia.
And if Kuala Lumpur is not the kind of vacation place to spend a week, an $80 round trip flight to Langkawi offers other beach resort options like The Andaman, Starwood Luxury Collection at category 5 for 12,000 points per night or about $190 paid rate.