Conrad Hotels and Resorts is set to launch in Malaysia with the Conrad Kuala Lumpur, a 544-room hotel slated for completion in 2021.

Hilton said on October 1 that it had signed a management agreement with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to open the hotel.

“Kuala Lumpur is the economic centre and cultural heart of the country and we recognise the immense tourism potential that the city has in attracting both business and leisure travellers,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton.

Located within the Golden Triangle district, a commercial and shopping hub in Kuala Lumpur, and one hour by car from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development that also comprises an office tower.

Hilton said in a press release that guests will enjoy easy access to Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan, both well-connected to major thoroughfares in the city, and to tourist attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers as well as shopping and entertainment district, Bukit Bintang. The hotel group added that business travellers would also appreciate convenient access to major business districts, as well as to vital transportation hubs such as Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station and Bandar Malaysia, a mixed-use development.

The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants and one bar. Other amenities include a business centre, spa and fitness centre, as well as a pool. Guests can also hold meetings and functions in the event space, which measures approximately 3,400 sqm.

In Malaysia, Hilton currently has 11 properties across three key brands – Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn. The company says that in the next three to five years, it plans on opening nine hotels, including five hotels under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand and lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton.