Fairmont to Debut First Hotel in Malaysia
Thursday January 16th, 2014 - 8:12AM BO
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Fairmont Hotels & Resorts inked an agreement with CITITOWER SDN BHD, a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. and KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned company of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), to open its first property here.
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur is set to debut in 2017.
The 62-story luxury hotel will offer 750 guestrooms along with an executive lounge and Fairmont Gold, the luxury brand’s hotel-within-a-hotel offering. Fairmont Kuala Lumpur also will feature six dining outlets, as well as 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space and recreational facilities, including a swimming pool, health club and spa.
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur will be located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) development, which is home to the PETRONAS Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world. The project will include the hotel and one high-rise office tower, which will be connected via a six-story retail podium.
“Fairmont Kuala Lumpur is an important milestone for both our brand and for FRHI,” stated Jennifer Fox, president, FRHI International and Fairmont Brand. “It’s a dynamic new destination for Fairmont and is our company’s first hotel in Malaysia, an influential and growing market that we feel is of strategic importance. We're very excited to be entering Kuala Lumpur, a key gateway city in the region, and remain focused on expanding the Fairmont brand in Southeast Asia and other leading destinations globally.”
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur will have a location across from the PETRONAS Twin Towers, and will be connected to the Suria KLCC shopping complex. The hotel’s public areas and guestrooms will be located on the sixth story and above, offering views of the nearby KLCC Park. Guests also will have access to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and various office complexes through a covered walkway.
The project is being designed by Pelli Clarke Architects, a group whose projects include the PETRONAS Twin Towers and the International Financial Centre in Hong Kong.
Tags: Fairmont • Malaysia • Kuala Lumpur • Hospitality • Brands • Management Companies •
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