SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 14, 2014 17:39 ET

Luxury Hotel's Acclaimed Restaurants Reset the Bar for Dining in Johor Bahru

From Cantonese Cuisine to Perfect Pastries, the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Gives Guests Something to Sink Their Teeth Into

JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Travelers arriving at the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel can expect greatness in many arenas. The more than 24,000 square feet of elegant event space, for example, and the five-star service are just a few of the features that have people talking. But when it comes to dining, this property remains unrivaled. With two restaurants, a café, and a bar whose menus may differ but whose passion for excellence is the same, this Johor Bahru luxury hotel is singlehandedly changing the city's culinary landscape.

At Café BLD, the acronym reveals the restaurant's commitment to all-day dining: "BLD" stands for "breakfast, lunch and dinner." But no matter which meal brings guests to one of the restaurant's sleek tables, it won't disappoint. Unique among restaurants in Johor Bahru, Café BLD relies on live cooking stations and a show kitchen to whip up the locally informed, fusion-style cuisine.

Behind the flair, however, is a serious commitment to the guest experience. Café BLD's Makan Makan buffet promotion during Ramadan, for example, attracted more visitors than any other local hotel. And for guests who crave more intimacy, Café BLD provides a private dining room.

At Wan-Li Chinese Restaurant, the menu takes a turn for the regional with its sumptuous selection of contemporary Cantonese dishes. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged at this Johor Bahru restaurant, and private dining is also available. But even the stunning ambience melts away when guests are presented with their meals. Dishes like the Mango Peking Duck have social media users twittering with approval, while the daily dim sum offerings at lunch are equally popular.

Chef Alan Choong Wah Loon may use exotic ingredients and classic inspiration for his menus, but he doesn't use pork or lard, making Wan-Li a go-to option for Muslim diners.

Even when visitors aren't in the mood for a full, sit-down dinner, this Johor Bahru hotel can still hit the spot. Its Chocolate Cake Company, for example, features the tempting sweets of renowned Pastry Chef Zainudin Abd. Aziz.

Chef Din, as he's known, made a name for himself in Vienna when he won several categories, including Best Sugar Artist, during competitions. Guests can see what all the fuss is about when they tuck into Chef Din's delicately assembled puddings, tarts and more.

And when visitors just need a drink and an inspired place to relax, the hotel's RBar fits the bill. This upscale lobby bar serves premier wines by the glass, signature cocktails and good music to set the mood.

While the restaurants continue to garner buzz all on their alone, this five-star Jahor Bahru hotel is sweetening the deal with a few selective discounts. Citibank credit-card holders will receive a 20% discount off the total food-and-beverage bill at Café BLD, Wan-Li and the Chocolate Cake Company through September 2015. Maybank credit-card holders, meanwhile, will receive a 20% discount at Wan-Li and the Chocolate Cake Company between December 2014 and December 2015.

About the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Located just 30 minutes from the Senai International Airport, the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel immerses guests with 5-star luxury and service. Visitors find themselves transported by amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool, while the guest rooms follow suit with high-speed Internet access, spa-like bathrooms featuring Tokyo Milk products and 42-inch, LCD satellite televisions. More than 2,400 square meters of beautiful, flexible event space is perfect for conferences and weddings. And the property's four restaurants and bars offer a diverse selection of cuisine, from Cantonese dishes to creative confections. Travelers also benefit from the hotel's location. Attractions like Johor Bahru's city center, Legoland, the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Johor Premium Outlets are all nearby.

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