Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Trying Out The New Kid On The Block

          Our two-night stay at the whimsical Hotel on the Park, Genting Highlands, was comfortable and fun. The 271-room hotel is the new kid on the block as it only made its debut on 22 July, ahead of the opening of the Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park.
Welcome to the brand new Hotel on the Park!

          Hotel on the Park used to be the Theme Park Hotel, located right at the doorsteps of the Outdoor Theme Park and the Arena Of Stars. It underwent a complete refurbishment and is now incorporated with an Alice In Wonderland theme at the hotel's public areas. Hotel guests, especially those who are shutter happy, will be delighted with the floor-to-ceiling pillar of stacked oversized tea cups (which reminds me of Alice's garden tea party), a bright pink giant bench (which makes me understand exactly how a shrunken Alice would have felt) and the trick mirrors (which reinforces the world of illusion that dear Alice had gotten herself into after falling down the Rabbit Hole). 
It was not easy to clamber up this giant bench at the lobby.

Spiderwoman caught in the act!

Food and drinks to ease the hunger pangs

          Check-in was a breeze, staff was friendly and I was pleasantly surprised to find that our room was ready for us although we had arrived 5 hours ahead of check-in time. We were there at peak season too! Although my room had already been paid in full via Agoda (RM333 per night), a deposit of RM200 was still required.
          Pleasant surprises continued to abound as we made our way to our room. Line art, cartoons, handwritten signage and bright purple coloured-lit corridor led us to our room.
The coloured light gives the illusion that you are entering a tunnel of mystery.

Handwritten signs to point you in the right direction

Colourful and quirky vending machines outside the rooms

It was an eye-opener to find the room number written on the ground!

And inside, there were more oohs and aahs. We had gotten ourselves a Sixers Room as it was the only one available on our dates. It is furnished with 3 queen-sized beds, 2 of which are on a tatami-styled raised platform and 1 more is on a bunk bed over the platform. Design is minimalistic yet functional. For example, in place of a wardrobe and tv console, coloured knobs are placed all over the wall for hanging of clothes and the tv is held by brackets with artwork surrounding it. There are lots of hand-painted signs and drawings in the room, and even on the blackout roller blinds. The washroom area is spacious and is divided into 2 separate cubicles ... 1 for the toilet and 1 for the shower. They are generous with the toiletries too and I was pleased to see the ultra-important hair-dryer. Being able to enjoy a strong wi-fi signal in the room made our stay even better. I later found that even after 3 hours post-check out, I was still connected to the wi-fi on the second floor, where our room was. And that is a big thumb's up!

The Sixers Room is such a cute room, which you will fall in love with!

Playful me could not resist testing out the bunk bed.

The washroom area with 2 huge sinks, lots of knobs for hanging stuff, ample toiletries, separate loo and shower plus the ultra important hairdryer

Pretend I'm there

Use me for your clothes

To remind you of journeys in life

I light up your world

Watch me!

Power up!

Kettle with a difference
A telephone that looks more like a weighing scale
Happy Feet stayed here!

          Hubby and I really enjoyed our stay at this new and quirky Hotel on the Park, which will be an even bigger hit when the new theme park opens later this year. Their Quads and Sixers rooms are a very clever concept as families visiting the theme park will be able to all camp in the same room. I would say Resorts World Genting has done an extremely good job with this new kid on the block.


  1. This is something to look forward to. So different from the other hotels. I wonder how the normal deluxe or twin sharing room looks like...

  2. They have mainly Quads and Sixers. But I heard they have some King-bedded rooms for the disabled, and 4 suites.

  3. Wahhhh.. good de.. for one whole family to stay.. 3 queen beds for 6 people then. Price still reasonable... Must check out the prices for other rooms! Thanks for sharing, Irene...

    1. Yes, it's quite a good price. The price should b lower if it's off peak season.

  4. Nice hotel. Love the wall arts. Very creative.

    Lol. I like the spiderwoman photo as well.

    1. Hahahah...thanks...hubby was d choreographer as well as d Photographer 😜