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Guestroom concept at Four Seasons Kuala Lumper

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur opens as urban hideaway

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It was a collaborative effort to finish the highly anticipated Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur…

Located within a glittering new skyscraper, designed by NRY Architects, adjacent to the iconic Petronas Towers is the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Rising 65 storeys above the bustling streets of the capital below, the new 209-key hotel boasts unparalleled hotel views, which was a major theme in the interior design concept that was taken on by a number of designers.

Exterior shot of the hotel

The 209 rooms (198 guestrooms and 11 suites), designed by Susan Issac (Wilson Associates), are complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase dramatic 180-degree views of the city. The interiors are light, airy and have an open feel with soft hues marrying up with luxurious, warm-metal finishes.

Guestroom concept at Four Seasons Kuala Lumper

Image Caption: Guestroom concept at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Ed Ng and Terence Ngan, the international design duo and co-founders of AB Concept curated three unique spaces within the hotel: Yun House, The Lounge and Bar Trigona.

The main dining area, Yun House, is a space where guests are greeted by a decadent courtyard-style reception and elaborate panelled screening. Symbolic of it’s colonial heritage, the mouldings of plumb blossoms, orchids, bamboo and chrysanthemum are the flowers known as the Four Gentlemen in Chinese art and resemble the yearly Four Seasons.

“We always aim to create storytelling designs which bring together the project’s location, history, and the brand itself,” explains Ng. “The very creation of the design concept is what makes this project unique. The biggest challenge, as with all AB Concept projects, is putting ourselves in the mindset of a fictional character at the location, in order to dream up details which truly connect with the values of the place and the local people.”

The Lounge at the Four Seasons, which directly overlooks Kuala Lumpur’s central park, is located on the sixth floor of the hotel and exudes an opulent yet welcoming feel of an antique collector’s home and naturally integrates with the urban scene beneath. The calming ambiance created through the use of rattan is further enhanced by an abundance of light surrounding the communal-style seating area and the greenery outside of the windows. “We researched traditional Malaysian homes and how they would be lived in, and experienced, in order to create a comforting yet refined space,” said Ng when describing the inspiration of The Lounge. “Our stem concept was a colonial residence inhabited by a collector of antiques, generating a sense of nostalgia and bygone romanticism in the design. It was important to veer away from the traditional dark woods and heavy fabrics usually found in antique-filled rooms, and instead create a space that reflected the panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur’s Central Park, so we used pastel fabrics, blond woods and ivory marble as well as soft greens and yellows, combined with lacquered baluster tables and wicker-back chairs.”

The Lounge at Four Seasons Kuala Lumper

Image caption: The Lounge at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Elsewhere, hidden in plain sight, the urban yet sophisticated socialising space at Bar Trgona is adorned by calming shades of imperial blue and teal, and poses as a reserved escape from the surrounding vibrant restaurant. Incorporating leather, glass and bronze, materials traditionally used in Malaysian crafts, the bar space embraces the connection to the cityscape backdrop, whilst the use of shutters on surrounding columns draw on the connection between East and West

For the General Manager of the hotel Tom Roelens and his team of dedicated service specialists, it’s the end of one long journey of preparation, and the start of a new one as they welcome their first guests.  “As the hotel has come to life, we have looked forward to the day when it would be filled with people – international travellers in the city for business or leisure, local guests in our restaurants and spa, and the many residents who are becoming part of the extended Four Seasons family here in Kuala Lumpur.”

In addition to sophisticated and stylish guestrooms and F&B areas, the hotel shelters 1,821 square metres (19,016 square feet) of flexible, state-of-the-art event spaces comprising two exquisitely designed ballrooms and four meeting rooms.

Canopy by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Canopy by Hilton says hello to Malaysia

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Canopy by Hilton has announced the signing of Canopy by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang.

The latest signing marks the debut of the Canopy by Hilton brand in Malaysia as well as Southeast Asia. The property, scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2021, will provide an energetic and comfortable stay for guests in search of thoughtful local experiences in Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant Bukit Bintang district.

Set along Pudu Road within the Bukit Bintang neighbourhood, the 456-key hotel includes the Canopy Central café and bar as well as a fitness centre. The swimming pool and F&B outlet located on the 28th floor rooftop will overlook Kuala Lumpur’s city skyline.

Following the brand pillars, Canopy by Hilton Kuala Lumpur will be inspired and influenced by its local surroundings, and will be a natural extension of the neighbourhood. Guests can expect a thoughtfully-curated local food and beverage menu that will highlight the capital city’s exceptional cuisine as well as an artisanal breakfast and Wi-Fi to be included in the room rate.

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citizenM - Kuala Lumpur

citizenM Hotel to open in Kuala Lumpur in 2018

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Affordable luxury for the traveller of today and tomorrow – Artyzen Hospitality Group (AHG), together with Pinnacle Supreme, a member of Cornerstone Partners Group, are delighted to announce the signing of citizenM hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

It was confirmed this week that Kuala Lumpur will be the location of Asia’s third citizenM hotel, as part of Artyzen Hospitality Group’s plans to transform the hospitality experience for modern travellers. Scheduled for completion in Q2 2018, the citizenM Kuala Lumpur opening will follow the inaugural citizenM in Asia, opening in Taipei Northgate in Q2 this year, and citizenM Shanghai Hongqiao, set to open in Q1 2018.

Robbert van der Maas, President of Artyzen Hospitality Group, adds, “We are continuously growing our presence in Southeast Asia with a key focus on cosmopolitan, gateway cities such as Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. We look forward to the opening of citizenM Kuala Lumpur.”

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citizenM offers a revolutionary hotel experience for travellers in Asia who value personal choice, contemporary design, friendly technology and close proximity to a city – all for great value. The new 198-key citizenM Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur’s shopping and entertainment epicentre, is in a prime location close to key transportation hubs, local attractions and nightlife.

citizenM hallmarks include a living room lobby concept with ultra-modern designer furniture, contemporary art collections and innovative technology that allows guests to customise their room experience including the lighting, temperature and movies on the television. There will also be a 24/7 canteenM for hungry guests looking for quality local food at any time of the day.

Since citizenM was founded in the Netherlands in 2008, it has been a strong disruptive force breaking the rules of traditional hospitality through its offering of affordable luxury. The citizenM hotels in Asia join the existing hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Glasgow, Paris and New York.

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Majestic Kuala Lumpur joins YTL Collection

YTL Hotels debuts two Autograph Collection properties in Malaysia

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YTL Hotels is delighted to announce two Autograph Collection Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, an ensemble of exclusive independent hotels by Marriott International. 1 January 2017 markED the brand’s entry into Malaysia, creating a new chapter for The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur as the first Autograph Collection Hotel.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur (above) is now established as part of Autograph Collection of iconic historic hotels where the allure of a city’s distinctive past meet all of today’s modern luxuries and stylish innovations.

The second Autograph Collection Hotel will be Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur which will make its debut in February 2017. The chic and stylish Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur draws inspiration from the history and heartbeat of its local neighbourhood.

YTL - Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

YTL – Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

As a member of Autograph Collection, it features a distinctive vibe and character with a different perspective on the local scene mixed with edge and adventure.

Dato’ Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels said, “Our long-term partnership with Marriott International continues to grow steadily with our two Autograph Collection Hotels in Kuala Lumpur and across the continents that encompasses eight properties across Asia-Pacific and Europe”.

YTL Hotels has enjoyed almost two decades of a very successful long term relationship with Marriott International since 1995 through the ownership management and future development of eight properties: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Melbourne Marriott Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui – Thailand and the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village – Japan. In 2016, YTL Hotels acquired The Glasshouse Hotel, Autograph Collection in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, an award-winning 77-room luxury boutique hotel with a secret rooftop garden and was once Lady Glenorchy Church built in the mid-19th century.

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Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur to open in December

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Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set to open its doors on 1st December 2016. The 347-room hotel is well-designed with unique personality and distinctive style.

The hotel’s 347 guestrooms and suites boast an affordable stay with its Standard and Deluxe Room. Family-style suites – Studio Suites and Junior Suites are also available for those seeking a home-away-from-home comfort experience.

Featuring contemporary design and subtle touches of elegance, each room is functionally designed to meet the various needs of business and leisure travellers.

The hotel offers unparalleled meeting and event space with a modern atmosphere paired with seamless facilities and personalised service. For meetings and seminars or even workshop that draw results to entertaining smaller parties or something more fanciful, the hotel offers a multitude of space with varying capacity from a theatre set-up for 110 people to banqueting set up for 80 people.

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur - a touch of glamour

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur – a touch of glamour

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InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, one of Malaysia’s luxury international hotels has completed the multi-million dollar refurbishment in conjunction with InterContinental’s 70th anniversary this year. The refurbishment introduces a ‘new look’ modern sleek design hotel, with the transformation of 132 Premier rooms and 130 Deluxe rooms.

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur - a touch of glamour

“The fresh and contemporary hotel is designed for discerning business and leisure travellers, and now reflects a modern functional design concept that fulfills today’s travellers’ needs, whether individuals, families or groups”, said Mr. Clive Murray, General Manager of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur; Area General Manager, Malaysia of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). “The refurbishment complements the hotel’s mission to deliver great hotels guests love and to achieve that, we should be going beyond what they expect so they stay with us and recommend us to others,” he added.

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur - a touch of glamour

Featuring hues of soft and simple colour palettes including whites, blues and greys, the Premier rooms now present a total fresh look which makes for a wonderfully calming and sleep-inducing atmosphere. The white sheer curtain on the window adds a contemporary and sophisticated impression to the room, providing day-time privacy and still letting in natural light. Additional features include plush bedding linens with a specially crafted headboard, a contemporary ensuite bathroom with a transparent glass wall, a 46” flat screen LCD TV and a modern white fabric couch.

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur - a touch of glamour

Step into the tastefully refreshed and fully furnished Deluxe rooms and be welcomed by warm, relaxing tones, plush fabrics and furnishings. The new carpets come with soothing brown tones, offering an earthy look to the room, which strike a perfect balance of elegance, comfort and tranquility to each guest.

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur - a touch of glamour