An Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement
with Bahagia Investment Corporation (Malaysia) to manage
the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is already under construction
and is expected to open in 2012.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will be
part of a mixed use complex. The hotel, occupying floors 17
through 39 of the property, will feature 412 guest rooms,
including 42 suites and will offer over 33,000 square feet of
meeting and event space, a 228-seat café, a 298-seat specialty restaurant with multiple cuisines, a 74-seat Sky Lobby Lounge, a
102-seat poolside restaurant and bar, a spa with 11 treatment
rooms, and a swimming pool.
Grand Hyatt Kuala
Lumpur will be located in the Golden Triangle area of Kuala
Lumpur, in a prime location on Jalan Pinang road close to the
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (“KLCC”) and the iconic Petronas Towers.
It is in close proximity to fashion hubs and business centers,
museums, memorials and galleries, and within driving distance of
Kuala Lumpur is an internationally recognized tourist and
business destination. With a metropolitan population of
approximately 7.2 million, it is the largest city in Malaysia and
a key leisure location. Many of Malaysia’s major commercial banks
and financial institutions are headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, as
are many Malaysian companies, making it an international gateway
“In 2010, Malaysia attracted over 24.5 million
tourists – rivaling that of countries such as Mexico, Germany and
Turkey,” said Willi Martin, area vice president, Southeast Asia,
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. “We see Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur as a
remarkable opportunity to expand the presence of the Hyatt brand
into a principal city in the rapidly emerging Southeast Asia
There are currently 51
Hyatt-branded hotels in Asia Pacific and the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
will join the two existing Hyatt-branded hotels in Malaysia: Hyatt
Regency Kinabalu and Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort.
There are 16
other Grand Hyatt hotels in the region’s key gateway cities and
destination resorts, including Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta,
Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
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