InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Malaysian property developers Yuk Tung Properties to build a Crowne Plaza hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Scheduled to open by 2021, the Crowne Plaza Kuala Lumpur City Centre will have 338 rooms, and facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, gym, business centre, seven versatile meeting spaces and an all-day dining restaurant. It will be located along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng in the city centre, within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers.
Leanne Harwood, IHG’s vice president, operations, South-east Asia and Korea, commented: “With the AEC coming together we see greater opportunities for intra-regional travel. Coupled with the launch of the High Speed Rail linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in 2026, we’re confident the city will welcome even more visitors in the coming years.”
Crowne Plaza has some 400 hotels in more than 63 countries worldwide, including 71 hotels across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.