Friday, January 17, 2014

Fairmont to make Malaysian debut in 2017

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced an agreement with Cititower for the development of the Fairmont Kuala Lumpur, to mark the Fairmont brand's debut in Malaysia when the hotel opens in 2017.

The 750-room, 62-storey hotel will be located within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) development and include a high-rise office and connecting six-storey retail podium.

Fairmont Kuala Lumpur’s guestrooms and public spaces will occupy the building’s sixth storey and above for views of the nearby KLCC Park and Petronas Twin Towers. Guests will also be able to access the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and office complexes through a covered walkway.

Besides its 750 guestrooms, the hotel also boasts an executive lounge and Fairmont Gold, the luxury brand’s hotel within a hotel offering. Other facilities include six F&B outlets, a swimming pool, health club, spa and 2,787m2 of meeting and banquet space.

Jennifer Fox, president of FRHI International and Fairmont brand, said: “Fairmont Kuala Lumpur is an important milestone for both our brand and for (FRHI Hotels & Resorts).”

“It’s a dynamic new destination for Fairmont and is our company’s first hotel in Malaysia, an influential and growing market that we feel is of strategic importance. We’re very excited to be entering Kuala Lumpur, a key gateway city in the region, and remain focused on expanding the Fairmont brand in South-east Asia and other leading destinations globally.”

Fairmont is also growing its reach in the Asia-Pacific with new projects set to open in Chengdu (residences 2014/hotel 2015), Jakarta (2015), Bali (2016), Taiyuan (2016), Changsha (2016) and Hangzhou (2017).
-TTG Asia.

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