KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Marriott International has debuted its Element Hotels brand here, marking the brand’s entrance into Southeast Asia. The hotel was designed by architects Foster+Partners, welcoming groups and extended-stay travelers with open-plan studios and suites.
Collaborating with owners IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, the hotel is housed in Ilham Tower, thus making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel, according to the company. Element Kuala Lumpar is Green Building Index (GBI) certified with eco-friendly design, including a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality CO2 monitor and energy-efficient LED lighting.
Element Kuala Lumpur has 252 guestrooms with city skyline and hill views, each with spa-inspired bathrooms and open floor plans. Wholesome food options are also available for hotel guests at Trace restaurant & bar. The rooftop bar serves cocktails on the 40th floor with views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Because Marriott’s Element brand is all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, group exercise classes are available as well as the brand’s Bikes-to-Borrow program.
The hotel is located near embassies, corporate offices and within walking distance to Suria KLCC shopping center.