Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Opens in Malaysia
CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, the first Grand Hyatt hotel in Malaysia. READER COMMENTS
“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, in an announcement. “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.”
The hotel was designed by architecture firm, Bilkey Llinas Design. The ground floor lobby features specially commissioned art pieces. Guests check in at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur's sky lobby on the highest level of the building.
All of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites, which start at 505 square feet, were designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural daylight. Each guestroom is equipped with a workstation with high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, as well as an MP3 docking station. Bathrooms feature a liquid crystal glass (LCG) enclosed cube complete with bath and rain shower. LCG technology provides guests with an option to turn the glass opaque at the touch of a button.
The hotel introduces three dining options to the city. THIRTY8, located on the top floor of the hotel, consists of a restaurant, a wine bar and a lounge. JP teres, located on the ground floor, offers guests both indoor and outdoor dining areas with convenient street access. Poolside is located on the second floor of the hotel, next to the outdoor swimming pool. This restaurant is an all-day alfresco dining option with a menu that offers simple and healthy international and local favorites.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has more than 35,530 square feet of meetings and events space, spanning six venues. The venues have adopted circular curves in their design to create a softer and more comfortable ambience.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is the first hotel in Kuala Lumpur to feature Hyatt’s innovative residential-style meeting concept that spans more than 10,760 square feet (1,000 square meters). The space gives planners a venue that will feel as though they are hosting an event in a private home.
The hotel's Essa Spa offers 11 treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness center with gym and cardio equipment, an outdoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna, whirlpool bath, an ice fountain, and relaxation areas.
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. The mechanical and electrical plans of the building were specifically designed to be more efficient than that of standard hotel requirements in Malaysia.
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