Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur opens ahead of schedule

24 Aug 2012

The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, the first Grand Hyatt property in Malaysia, has opened today ahead of schedule. 

Business Traveller previously reported that the hotel planned to start operation in September, noting that it would be the first international luxury hotel to open in the Malaysian capital since The Westin in 2003 (see story here).  

The new hotel is located next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and within walking distance of the Petronas Twin Towers. It has 370 rooms and 42 suites, all with workspace, MP3 docks and internet. Rooms are larger than those currently in the market, with the size of the lead-in category, Grand rooms, starting from 47 sqm. 

The hotel has over 3,300 sqm of meetings and events space in six different venues, with the Grand Salon and Grand Ballroom catering to gala events. All these venues employ curved design features to create a softer ambiance.

The hotel features Hyatt’s “residential-style” meeting concept, which offers meeting and event spaces that feel like the chic interior of a private home. The Grand Residence is able to cater exclusive small meetings or cocktail receptions with a capacity to host between 20 and 330 guests.  

Dining options include Malaysian food at JP teres and top floor Thirty8, a wine bar, lounge and restaurant serving steaks, Chinese seafood and sashimi.

There is also the Essa Spa, together with 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and whirlpool bath. 

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Nicholas Olczak  

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