It was drizzling when I arrived at Hotel on the Park but the weather didn’t damper my mood. It was great to relive my childhood at this property where I once stayed as a young child. Formerly known as Theme Park Hotel, the property has been refurbished in anticipation for the grand opening of a certain new attraction as part of Resorts World Genting’s 10-year master plan. Of course on top of everyone’s mind is the Twentieth Century Fox World theme park, which is expected to be completed soon.
Upon entering the lobby, I noticed a whimsical quality to the property that children will enjoy. There’s a giant bench located near the entrance that dwarfs even full grown adults. I looked like a child sitting on that bench. However, I think the star attraction at the lobby is the trick eye mirror that will have you snapping away, like I did. I don’t want to give away too much but expect to wait in line for your turn as it is really popular. Challenge yourself to see what creative poses you can pull off.
There are a total of 448 rooms at the hotel in two room configurations: the Quads and the Sixers. I was booked into the Quads room with 260 sq ft of space and two queen-sized beds. The room comes with a built-in, tatami-style platform where the mattresses are placed on. The platform also houses the safety box and drawers for guests to store their personal belongings. However, for guests looking for more space, consider going for the Sixers which includes a built-up bunk bed that can accommodate six people.
The quirky and creative designs are also translated into the rooms through doodles of picture frames, an arm chair and a television stand on the wall. I noticed that each room has a dash of colour to add to its charms. Mine was pink while my neighbour’s room was yellow. It’s not too overly colourful to look childish but enough to brighten up the mood of anyone staying here.
Besides the Quads and Sixers rooms, there are also four honeymoon suites overlooking an uninterrupted view of the Genting valley. The design of the rooms is centered around the four stages of romance – courtship, proposal, wedding and honeymoon. So for anyone planning a romantic trip there are more options for you to consider.
The rooms are all equipped with the basic necessities for a comfortable stay and I think that’s the whole idea behind Hotel on the Park. I was out and about exploring the new shops and trying out the new F&B outlets at SkyAvenue. The only time I came back to my room was to take a quick shower so I could head out again to see the many attractions available at Resorts World Genting, and of course to sleep. So you can imagine when the theme park opens, I would only probably go back to my room when it closes for the day.
Did I mention that the Genting Highlands Premium Outlet just opened as well? It’s a short gondola ride away and a perfect place for you to do your mental calculations on how much one can save from shopping here. So why not go crazy?
From the moment I entered the hotel until my check-out, I only experienced fun and I am certain that the feeling will only grow ten-fold. Hotel on the Park holds a lot of potential and there’s no doubt that children from all walks of life will be running about with their families as they make their way to the world’s first Twentieth Century Fox World theme park located right in front of the hotel.
Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia