Marriott’s Element Brand Opens in Kuala Lumpur

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.