The new Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur replenishes the Malaysian capital’s inventory of deluxe properties after several years of not having a launch of a hotel brand’s high-end tier. The last remembered opening was The Westin.
The 412-room property, next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), will begin to accept reservations from September 1 onwards, and “could open even before that”, Charis Choi, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur’s director of sales and marketing informed Business Traveller.
Also a quick stroll away from the Petronas Twin Towers – once the world’s tallest towers – the chic shops of the KLCC mall, expansive park grounds and easily accessible to the Bukit Bintang area where more dining and shopping await, the hotel boasts an instantly desirable address.
Guestrooms are larger than those currently in the market, with the size of the lead-in category, Grand rooms, starting from 47 sqm. These come with amenities such as floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the KLCC Park or Petronas towers, LED 42-inch TV with satellite programming, MP3 docking station and an in-room safe with laptop charger among others.
Designer Bilkey Llinas has positioned the lobby on the 39th floor, top of the building, featuring a view of the Petronas Twin Towers as the lift doors open. Guestrooms are below this on levels 37 to 17, with level 38 taken up entirely by “Thirty8”, an all-in-one café, lounge and bar and level 37 occupied by the executive lounge. The rest of the floors are filled up by offices, while the arrival lobby is on the ground floor.
Two other F&B options are a proper restaurant by the poolside on the second floor and JP teres (for Jalan Pinang, the hotel’s address) on the street level, offering Malaysian favourites in both air conditioned and alfresco seating.
Meetings are served by two ballrooms and Hyatt’s trademark Residence, a more exclusive meeting space in the style of a modern mansion.
For more details about this new Grand Hyatt, visit www.hyatt.com
Margie T Logarta