Friday, June 24, 2022

Waldorf Astoria set to open in Kuala Lumpur

Hilton has announced plans to open the first hotel under its luxury Waldorf Astoria brand in Malaysia. Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur is scheduled to open in 2024, and will be situated in the city’s Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district.

Features will include 279 rooms starting from 76 sqm, as well as a wellness centre and 3,390 sqm of meeting and events space, including a 1,845 sqm ballroom. There will also be five “distinctive” restaurants including the brand’s signature Peacock Alley, inspired by the original Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

There are currently around 30 Waldorf Astoria properties worldwide, with a further 20 in the pipeline in destinations including the Seychelles, Osaka and Sydney.

Recent additions include the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, a conversion of the former Trump International Hotel Washington DC.

Commenting on the news Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president, luxury – Asia Pacific, Hilton, said: “The debut of Waldorf Astoria in Kuala Lumpur reinforces our commitment to bring unrivalled luxury to landmark destinations around the world and this launch in the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur will mark an important milestone for our luxury presence in Asia Pacific.

“With Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur set to be a remarkable icon in the heart of the city, coupled with the upcoming opening of our first Conrad hotel in the country, we will welcome two of our award-winning luxury brands within a year of each other which will bolster our ability to deliver truly exceptional and memorable experiences to luxury travelers in the coming years.”

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