A popular tourist destination famous with its iconic landmarks, shopping, nightlife and dining venues, Kuala Lumpur offers to a wide range of budget, style, and preference, boasting spacious guestrooms with impressive city views, impeccable service, and quality facilities for a truly enjoyable stay experience. In this article, we are presenting the latest hotel openings in Kuala Lumpur.
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Reopened: January 2019
The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Malaysia has relaunched with a new look, following an extensive transformation. Part of the Marriott International portfolio hotels, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, increasing its capacity to 398 rooms and revamping its Club Lounge on the 38th floor.
With the newly refreshed interiors of the hotel’s dining venues, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is bound to be a key location for locals to meet, eat and drink. Chinese restaurant Celestial Court has long been the place to dine for dignitaries who seek quality cuisine and welcoming service. The elevated setting is ideal for celebratory banquets, corporate functions, and gatherings with family and friends. Villa Danieli, a standalone Italian restaurant that recreates the Tuscany villa dining experience has welcomed a new chef, Fedrico Bozzo from Genoa, Italy to interpret traditional Italian dishes while using local Malaysian produce. The Pavilions Lounge & Bar has been redesigned to showcase a combination of modern fixtures and heritage characteristics.
A stone’s throw away from Kuala Lumpur City Centre while providing direct access to a buzzing historical area with eateries housed in pre-war houses, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur allows guests to indulge in the best of both worlds whether guests they’re visiting Kuala Lumpur for business or leisure.
Opened: March 2019
EQ is a re-birth of the iconic Hotel Equatorial. The hotel is re-built and located on the top floors of the new Equatorial Plaza. The first 28 floors of the plaza are dedicated to office space. It is equipped with the latest technology and is located in the center of a business district. The Equatorial Plaza is easily accessible with a monorail station a stone’s throw away, and the MRT located 700m away.
The hotel’s 440 rooms and suites are all luxuriously decorated featuring cool tones, warm lighting and tropical patterns. Choose from its Deluxe or Premier Rooms and Studio, Executive, Presidential or AHA Suites.
Guests can be spoiled for choice when it comes to food, whether it’s Japanese fine dining at Kampachi, pastries at contemporary street café Étoile, or local favourites at all-day dining restaurant Nipah. Unwind and rejuvenate in Sanctum, the luxurious spa and wellness centre, or try out other recreational facilities such as the swimming pool and fitness centre.
Shaftsbury Stellar Putrajaya
Opened: May 2019
Located within Precinct 1 of Malaysia’s federal administrative capital, Shaftsbury Putrajaya is the tallest residential building in Putrajaya. Complete with two blocks of signature residences atop five storeys of prime retail space, a direct link bridge to Alamanda shopping centre and a 3-acre amenities deck with 5 star amenities including a 56-metre infinity rooftop pool, Shaftsbury Putrajaya features service residences with concierge services, a fitness centre, free WiFi throughout the property and a garden. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also has a restaurant and an outdoor pool.
CitizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang
Opened: June 2019
CitizenM brand has arrived in Malaysia with the CitizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang hotel. citizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang is located in the city’s sparkling Golden Triangle, a 7 minute walk from MRT Bukit Bintang Train station (for easy connections to KL Sentral and beyond). All 210 of our tablet-controlled rooms are equipped with humongous beds, rain showers, and smart TVs, while the colourful living room has beautiful books, art and gorgeous Vitra furniture.
CitizenM says every inch of its rooms are designed for perfection. Jetlagged citizens rejoice – the room is soundproof, so you can sleep easy in the middle of the day, or watch movies in the middle of the night. The 24-hour CanteenM serves food and drinks, including coffee or cocktails. The space becomes a breakfast bar in the morning.
The Chow Kit
Opened: October 2019
The Chow Kit opened in the bustling heart of old Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit sits cheek-by-jowl with the city’s golden triangle of shopping and commerce, Bukit Bintang, and the lively, tourist-worn Petaling Street.
Its 86 rooms and 27 suites are a modern reflection of Chow Kit’s history. They are contemporary spaces, with subtle details like fringe on a curtain’s edge, relaying traces of late night revels that lurked in the shadows of Chow Kit in the 70s and 80s. Each room features all the modern essentials a traveller needs – Free high-speed WiFi, Luxury Linen, Bespoke Organic Toiletries by Jeanie Botanicals and Smart TVs.
The Chow Kit Kitchen is the heart and soul of our hotel. Expect breakfast classics, pastries and fresh coffee in the morning with light bites for lunch before The Chow Kit kitchen transforms into a casual, yet romantic dinner space for sharing plates of reimagined favourites – Local Malaysian recipes with a playful, unpretentious spin. The space is also anchored by an intimate, 8-seater craft cocktail bar that is open 7 days a week.
The Quay Hotel
Opened: October 2019
Boasting a rooftop swimming pool overlooking KL’s CBD, The Quay Hotel Kuala Lumpur is only steps away from Central Market. The property features free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour front desk and meeting facilities.
Fully air-conditioned, each room is appointed with a flat-screen TV and ironing facilities. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. A water dispenser is available on each floor.
You can have a meal at the inhouse restaurant or walk a few minutes to nearby local eateries.
The Quay Boutique Hotel is 500 m from Masjid Jamek, where you can enjoy the River of Life. Dataran Merdeka is a 300 m walk and Petronas Twin Towers is 2.5 km from the property. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 60 km away.
MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur
Opened: November 2019
A new social hotel with micro rooms & major personality, MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur is located in the heart of Chow Kit. It’s home to MoMosita Taco Bar and The Playground – a dynamic, ever-evolving space that replaces the traditional lobby and plays host to a constant line up of exciting events, parties and food pop-ups.
Designed by Sydney-based Akin Atelier, to feel like an experiential gallery, MoMo’s welcomes everyone in celebrating creativity and spontaneity.
There are 99 minimalist rooms that have everything you need and nothing more. A perfect little nook under the bed for your shoes to slip in, a 43” smart TV that is device casting ready and a warm dimmable lighting that helps set the mood you’re in.
The Playground is its creative event space. The night is always young here. DJ parties, stand-up comedy, exhibitions, poetry slam, food pop-ups or talks. This is where you find a weekly roster of events.
MoMosita Taco Bar is its self-service taco bar and open from 12pm to 10pm. This casual hangout is where you drop in for a quick bite for lunch during the day and signature cocktails plus beer during the night to dance your night away.
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Opened: December 2019
Located a short walk from the Pasar Seni MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) and LRT (Light Rail Transit) stations, the Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown features 318 rooms and suites boasting views overlooking the expanse of Chinatown and the city of Kuala Lumpur.
The room interiors feature clean lines and include wallpaper artwork of nostalgic images of Chinatown by Malaysian artist Loka Made.
In addition to a variety of F&B outlets, the hotel has 2,626 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and an outdoor splash pool.
AC Hotel Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa
Opened: December 2019
Bustling Titiwangsa is the home of the new AC Hotel Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa. The hotel is the perfect base from which to discover the enriching city. The options for exploring are endless: the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Istana Budaya, the Putra World Trade Centre, and the stunning Titiwangsa Lake Garden for your morning runs.
Get direct access to the heart of the city’s epicentre in just minutes. The location offers quick and easy access to Kuala Lumpur’s LRT (Light Rapid Transit) and Monorail. The stations provide seamless and rapid interchange transit connections to the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Bukit Bintang, and train transfers to Kuala Lumpur Sentral or the airport.
J-Hotel by Dorsett
Opened: December 2019
J-Hotel by Dorsett, Dorsett Hospitality International’s first boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur, located just 5 minutes’ walk away from Dorsett Kuala Lumpur. Vibrantly fashionable, J-Hotel by Dorsett is a 154-room boutique hotel situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle and the bustling landmark of Bukit Bintang.
Its locality within the vibrant city centre of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping, dining, entertainment and commercial entities makes J-Hotel by Dorsett the ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers. Located just 5 minutes walk from Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, the hotel is also within close proximity to some of the city’s tallest skyscrapers such as The Exchange 106 within the development of TRX area, Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower. J-Hotel by Dorsett is 55km away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
With 154 rooms and 12 floors, room size varies from 14 sq.m to 25 sq.m with 4 different room categories ranging from Superior, Deluxe and Plus category. Plus floor rooms are the top 3 floors from Level 10 to Level 12, commanding a breath-taking view of the surrounding area and beyond.
The lobby gymnasium scheduled to be opened in Quarter 1 of 2020 will be equipped with state-of-the equipment allowing users to stay in shape. You also get to enjoy the mesmerizing night view of the neon-lit skyline of Kuala Lumpur at the rooftop bar which will be opening in Quarter 2 of 2020.
Complimentary scheduled shuttle service will be provided for guests to travel between Dorsett Kuala Lumpur and J-Hotel by Dorsett, as well as to Pavilion shopping mall.
The hotel boasts Jam & Juice, a modernly chic 61 seat cafe including an alfresco area. Opens daily from 6:30am to 6pm with daily buffet breakfast served from 6:30am to 11am, and an Ala Carte Menu available from 11am to 6pm. In-room dining is available from 6pm to 6am which will be provided by Dorsett Kuala Lumpur.
Opening: Q1 2020
The world’s first Monopoly-themed five-star boutique hotel that boasts 225 rooms, rooftop pool, sky lounge, and amenities decked out in the Art Deco style of luxury and modernity. The 14-storey hotel boasts art deco interiors and thematic floors and tokens inspired by the popular Hasbro board game.
The Monopoly Mansion opens under a licensing agreement with Hasbro and Asia’s first Planet Hollywood Hotel.
Monopoly Mansion is housed in M101 Bukit Bintang, which has access to four LRT and Monorail stations and other public transportation facilities.
Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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Kempinski Hotel Kuala Lumpur will open in 2021. The five-star hotel is part of 8 Conlay, an integrated development by KSK Land Sdn Bhd and includes lifestyle retail quarters and branded residences called YOO8 serviced by Kempinski.
The luxury hotel will have 260 rooms and 300 suites and feature a range of gastronomic destinations, most notably a rooftop bar and durian lounge.
Conrad Kuala Lumpur
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Conrad Kuala Lumpur will open in the heart of the Malaysian capital. Slated for completion in 2021, the entry of the 544-room new-build hotel will mark the launch of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s global luxury brand, into Malaysia.
Located within the prime Golden Triangle district of Kuala Lumpur and one hour by car from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development that also comprises an office tower.
Guests will enjoy ease of accessibility to Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan, both well-connected to major thoroughfares in the city, and to tourist attractions such as the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Bukit Bintang, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent retail and entertainment belts. Business travellers will also appreciate the convenience to major business districts, as well as to vital transportation hubs in Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Bandar Malaysia.
When it opens, the hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants and one bar. Catering to both business and leisure guests, there will be a business centre, spa and fitness centre, as well as a pool. Guests can also hold large-scale meetings and functions in the generous events space, which measures approximately 3,400 square meters.