Malaysia is getting its first Park Hyatt hotel

5 Mar 2018 by Craig Bright
Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur occupies the top 17 floors of the upcoming PNB 118 tower in Kuala Lumpur: Credit - PNB Merdeka Ventures

Malaysia will be getting its first Park Hyatt-branded hotel in 2021, situated in what is set to become Southeast Asia’s tallest skyscraper, the PNB 118 tower in Kuala Lumpur.

The new Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will occupy the top 17 floors of the upcoming 118-storey tower, which overlooks the Unesco heritage site Stadium Merdeka where Malaysia declared its independence in 1957. The PNB 118 tower is also set to be the third-tallest skyscraper in the world when it opens in 2020.

A total of 232 rooms will be available at the new Park Hyatt, including 28 suites and 30 residential apartments. The hotel will also have a number of residential-style spaces including galleries and libraries.

Meanwhile three on-site restaurants and bars will be available to guests, comprising a signature restaurant as well as a “skyline-level” restaurant and bar. Other facilities include a six-room spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and more than 1,858sqm of events space.

Hyatt Hotels Corporations positions Park Hyatt as its most high-end brand, followed by the Premium-level Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Hyatt brands.

“The new Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will provide guests with meaningful and enriching moments as they find themselves surrounded by contemporary luxury and artistry at its best − from original art works to the finest in culinary expression,” said David Udell, Hyatt’s group president for Asia-Pacific.

When it opens in 2020, the PNB 118 tower will form part of the Merdeka 118 Precinct, which will include commercial and retail space. Developments are also underway to improve accessibility to the Merdeka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station.

Exterior Mall at Merdeka 118 Precinct, Kuala Lumpur

Hyatt has been expanding its presence in Southeast Asia over the past year, with a number of its brands making debuts in new markets.

Last May, the company opened its first Park Hyatt hotel in Thailand, the Park Hyatt Bangkok. Meanwhile the Philippines saw its first Grand Hyatt property, the Grand Hyatt Manila, open its doors in January this year.

Elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, the company’s Grand Hyatt brand also made its debut in Changsha in China’s Hunan province in August last year.

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