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Hilton to open a Waldorf Astoria property in Kuala Lumpur in 2024

Hilton has announced the signing of a Waldorf Astoria property in Kuala Lumpur, marking the brand’s debut in Malaysia.

Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur, scheduled to open in 2024, will be developed and owned by Tradewinds Corporation Berhad and managed by Hilton. It continues the brand’s entry into destinations such as Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka and Jakarta, and joins a portfolio of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific in destinations like the Maldives, Bangkok, Beijing and Shanghai.

The hotel will be perfectly located within Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. It will be within walking distance of the city’s top malls and attractions, including Pavilion Mall and Suria KLCC, in the famed Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district. It will also be well connected to the city’s main transportation hubs, with KL Sentral station and Kuala Lumpur International Airport being 10 minutes and an hour’s drive respectively.

Guy Phillips, Senior Vice President,
Development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton, said:

After many years of shared success, we are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Tradewinds Corporation Berhad to launch Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts first hotel in Malaysia. As one of Asia’s key gateway cities, Kuala Lumpur, and to a larger extent, Malaysia, has always been a priority market for Hilton. Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic addition to our suite of brands in this cosmopolitan city, and we look forward to further expanding our footprint as we welcome more guests with Hilton’s award-winning signature hospitality.

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With renovation and construction scheduled to start in the third quarter of this year, guests can look forward to custom-designed interiors and furnishings at each of Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumper’s 279 suites. Room sizes will start from a whopping 76 square meters.

Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur will feature 5 distinctive restaurants including Peacock Alley, the iconic lounge and bar synonymous with the Waldorf Astoria brand, and a state-of-the-art wellness centre. The hotel will also have a generous 3,390 square meters of meeting spaces, including a 1,845 square meter ballroom.

Muhammad Zainal Ashikin, Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad, said:

We are honoured and excited to extend our partnership with Hilton to bring the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand to Malaysia. We believe this will be a high value addition that will elevate the country’s hospitality offerings to both business and leisure travelers, further cementing the country’s position as one of the world’s top travel destinations.

Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur joins an existing Hilton portfolio of 12 operating and 9 pipeline hotels and resorts across Malaysia, and 14 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts currently open or under development in Asia Pacific.

Meanwhile, Hilton recently announced the signing of Hilton Hyderabad Resort and Spa.

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