For a long time, Hyatt presence was only symbolized by the skeleton of an abandoned building. The construction next to Bukit Nanas in the heart of Kuala Lumpur was designated as the first Hyatt Hotel in Malaysia. However the economic crisis of the late 1990s put a definitive shadow over Hyatt plans.
Almost 20 years later, a Hyatt affiliate has finally entered into a management agreement with Arcoris Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of one of Malaysia’s leading developers, UEM Sunrise Berhad. The investment is for a Hyatt House hotel in Mont’Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Expected to open in 2017, Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara will mark the first Hyatt House hotel in Malaysia.
The hotel will be ideally located near top international schools, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and the main business districts of Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
“We are delighted to bring the Hyatt House brand to Kuala Lumpur, and we are honored to start our relationship with UEM Sunrise – one of the largest real estate developers in Malaysia,” said Patrick Finn, vice president of real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “We believe that Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara will be able to cater to a growing extended stay market in the Kuala Lumpur area. We look forward to welcoming guests and making them feel at home.”
The hotel will feature approximately 298 guestrooms, a three-meal restaurant, 3,100 square feet (290 square meters) of meeting space, a fitness center, and a sky pool. The hotel will be part of a larger mixed use development, Arcoris Mont’Kiara, which will feature business suites, small home offices (“SoHo”), residential units, and a retail plaza. The hotel will be designed by one of the most prestigious architecture cabinet in the world, the London-based architectural firm, Foster + Partners.