Wednesday 27 January 2021

Hyatt to open new hotel in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, January 14, 2020

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with KL Midtown Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture company by Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (Hap Seng) and TTDI KL Metropolis Sdn. Bhd., to develop a new 450-room Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Set to be completed in 2024, the new hotel will mark the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuala Lumpur.

For leisure and business travellers visiting the Malaysian capital, Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will deliver energising experiences and a stress-free environment that embodies the Hyatt Regency brand ethos. Guests will enjoy seamless, intuitive service alongside refreshing food and beverage concepts and flexible spaces suited for work, collaboration or relaxation.

“We are excited to be working with KL Midtown Sdn. Bhd. on the development of Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur and to be bringing the Hyatt Regency brand back to the energetic capital city of Malaysia,” said David Udell, group president, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “This will be our second collaboration with Hap Seng in Malaysia after we recently announced our plans for the Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu. We are grateful for Hap Seng’s continued trust and are delighted to be part of these very exciting milestones and new experiences in Malaysia.”

Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will be a state-of-the-art property designed by internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma. When completed, the hotel will offer four food and beverage concepts including two bars, a market café, and a Japanese restaurant. It will also feature an outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness center, and Regency Club – an exclusive lounge offering a relaxed environment to work, meet and socialise for club level guests. For meetings and events, the hotel will also include 21,528-sq-ft of flexible space, including a 10,764-sq-ft ballroom, making it the ideal setting for any occasion.

The hotel will be situated just north of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), the third largest Mice venue in Southeast Asia and the largest trade and exhibition centre in Malaysia. With a direct connection to Mitec, Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will be easily accessible for business travelers who are visiting the meeting venue. The venue is located just five miles northwest of Kuala Lumpur’s city center, and 37 miles from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

“In addition to being a prominent hotel for us in Malaysia, the introduction of Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will bring awareness to the Hyatt Regency brand in the wider region,” said Patrick Finn, senior vice president – real estate & development, Asia-Pacific for Hyatt. “The new hotel is part of our strategy to grow Hyatt’s brand presence in Malaysia, building upon the five hotels that currently operate in the region.”

“Hyatt Regency Kuala Lumpur will add to Hap Seng’s hotel development efforts with Hyatt in Malaysia, complementing the recently announced Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu,” said Dato’ Jorgen Bornhoft, chairman of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad. “We chose Hyatt for this project because of our excellent past experience working together, paired with the hotel company’s established leadership reputation in the hospitality industry. We will work closely with Hyatt and Kengo Kuma to create a standout Hyatt Regency property that reflects all the elements that has made the brand a preferred choice for both business and leisure travellers over the years.” - TradeArabia News Service


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