Malaysia 's First Grand Hyatt Opens

Malaysia 's First Grand Hyatt Opens

Vacation News » Asia Pacific Vacation News Edition | By Scott Kauffman | August 30, 2012 8:00 AM ET

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, the company's first Grand Hyatt hotel in Malaysia.

Situated in the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) next to Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, the 370-room hotel is within walking distance of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, KLCC Park, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas as well as the Golden Triangle shopping and entertainment district.

The Pavilion Shopping Center is less than a ten minute walk by the covered sky-bridge outside the hotel.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring the Grand Hyatt brand to the Malaysian community," said Larry Tchou, Managing Director, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Asia Pacific. "Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur's opening echoes again Hyatt's development strategy, which is to focus on the gateway cities and markets where customers are traveling. We are very excited to introduce our authentic hospitality to Kuala Lumpur and cater to travelers from Asia and other continents around the globe."

Designed by award-winning architecture firm, Bilkey Llinas Design, the hotel exudes contemporary grandeur, including 42 suites. The ground floor lobby is decorated with specially commissioned art pieces.

One is a circular art feature inscribed with a well-known welcoming Quranic verse, "A thousand dinar," that is well positioned at the main entrance and the second art piece by Malaysian artist, Abdul Multhalib Musa, is a gold/bronze sculpture resembling an elegant tower.

A crescent-shaped sculpture, symbolic to Brunei and Malaysia, is the center piece of the ground floor lobby, sitting perfectly in the calm pond by the grand staircase. To check-in to the hotel, guests are whisked to the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur's sky lobby, strategically positioned at the highest level of the building to allow for a captivating view of the city's skyline with the iconic Petronas Twin Towers as the backdrop.

All of the hotel's guestrooms and suites were designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural daylight, and this resulted in the rooms having expansive views of the city, the greenery of KLCC Park or the Petronas Twin Towers. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has some of the largest rooms in the city, starting at 505 square feet (47 square meters).

Additionally, the hotel features three dining options, more than 35,530 square feet (3,300 square meters) of exclusive meetings and events space and the Essa Spa.

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur was also designed and built to be able to qualify for certification by the Green Building Index organization. The hotel's certification process was initiated during its construction phase, where ground water from the basement levels were collected for two-and-a-half years for the purpose of site cleaning, water tests and washing of out-going vehicles.

Grand Hyatt hotels are large-scale, distinctive hotels in major gateway cities and resort destinations. As of June 30, 2012, Hyatt's worldwide portfolio consisted of 492 properties in 45 countries.

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