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Thu, 16 Jan 2020

Hyatt Signs Regency Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hyatt has signed a management agreement with KL Midtown, a joint venture company by Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (Hap Seng) and TTDI KL Metropolis Sdn. Bhd., to develop a new 450-room Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Set to be completed in 2024, the new hotel will mark the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuala Lumpur. The previous Hyatt Regency, which was rebranded in 2005, was located just 5 minutes away from Subang Airport.

David Udell, Hyatts Group President - Asia Pacific, said, This will be our second collaboration with Hap Seng in Malaysia after our recently announced plans for the Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu. We are grateful for Hap Sengs continued trust and are delighted to be part of these very exciting milestones and new experiences in Malaysia.

The Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will be designed by internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma.

King Room at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok. Click to enlarge.

Once completed, the hotel will offer four F&B concepts including two bars, a market caf, and a Japanese  restaurant. It will also feature an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and Regency Club an exclusive lounge offering a relaxed environment to work, meet and socialize for club level guests.

 For meetings and events, the hotel will have 21,528 square feet (2,000 square meters) of flexible space, including a 10,764 square foot (1,000 square meter) ballroom.

The hotel will be situated just north of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), the third largest MICE venue in Southeast Asia and the largest trade and exhibition center in Malaysia.

MITEC is located just eight kilometers northwest of Kuala Lumpurs city center, and 60 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

In addition to being a prominent hotel for us in Malaysia, the introduction of Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will bring awareness to the Hyatt Regency brand in the wider region, said Patrick Finn, Hyatts Senior Vice President Real Estate & Development - Asia Pacific. The new hotel is part of our strategy to grow Hyatts brand presence in Malaysia, building upon the five hotels that currently operate in the region.

Note: The picture above is of a King Room at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok, as no rendering of the KL property was available at press time.

See also: How's Business at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit? Interview with Sammy Carolus, GM.

See latest Travel News, Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Kuala Lumpur.

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