Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will open Malaysia’s first Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in 2023. For this, IHG has signed a management agreement with LQ Retail Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure group and TRX City Sdn Bhd, the master developer of Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).

The hotel will be located at The Exchange TRX – a new experience-led lifestyle destination.

The Kimpton, Kuala Lumpur will feature 471 guestrooms, three F&B outlets including a rooftop bar and restaurant, a deli-grocer café, outdoor swimming pool and other recreational facilities. The property will have a range of meeting and event spaces to cater to corporate and family activities.

Rajit Sukumaran, managing director of southeast Asia and Korea for Intercontinental Hotels Group said, “We are excited to be partnering with LQ Retail Sdn Bhd to bring our heartfelt approach to hospitality with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants to Kuala Lumpur as we continue to expand across the region into new markets.

“We believe the dream element of experiential travel will become even more important once people can travel again and this hotel will deliver a great boutique experience to those guests.”

Dato’ Haji Azmar Talib, chief executive officer of TRX City said, “We are thrilled to welcome IHG on board and look forward to partner a hotel company with a track record of operational excellence and a true understanding of the modern guests’ needs.

“Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’ unique identity and proposition will create a vibrant, lively, and inclusive experience that mirrors TRX’s identity as a district. We are certain that it will further elevate Kuala Lumpur city’s hospitality offerings with its brand of casual luxury.”