Waldorf Astoria readies for Malaysia debut

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will enter the Malaysia market in 2024 with the 279-key all-suite Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur.

The opening builds on Hilton’s long-established partnership with Tradewinds Corporation.

The 279-key all-suite Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur will sit on prime land

“As one of Asia’s key gateway cities, Kuala Lumpur, and to a larger extent, Malaysia, has always been a priority market for Hilton,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia and Australasia, 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.”

Renovation and construction will start in 3Q2022, and the final product will feature custom-designed interiors and furnishings, five distinctive restaurants and generous meeting spaces.

The property will sit within Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, placing guests within walking distance of the city’s top malls and attractions, including Pavilion Mall and Suria KLCC, in the Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district. KL Sentral station and Kuala Lumpur International Airport are 10 minutes and an hour’s drive away, respectively.

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.”

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

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