Good news for those Conrad’s fans around the world! Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to open Conrad Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Malaysian capital. Slated for completion in 2021, the entry of the 544-room new-build hotel will mark the launch of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s global luxury brand, into Malaysia.
New 544-Room Conrad Kuala Lumpur
“We are delighted
to grow our luxury brand presence with our first Conrad property in Malaysia,”
said Martin Rinck, executive vice president
and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “In the heart of
Kuala Lumpur, the Conrad will be underpinned by our intuitive service as well
as the seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and
curated art that inspires our globally connected travellers.”
“Kuala Lumpur is
the economic centre and cultural heart of the country and we recognise the
immense tourism potential that the city has in attracting both business and
leisure travellers. Leveraging this opportunity, we are excited to continue
expanding our footprint and portfolio of brands across the country by working
with the right partners on the right opportunities,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development,
Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “Permodalan Nasional Berhad is a highly
regarded investment institution in Malaysia and we are truly honoured to be
working alongside them to introduce our luxury Conrad brand to the burgeoning
the prime Golden Triangle district of Kuala Lumpur and one hour by car from Kuala
Lumpur International Airport, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development
that also comprises an office tower.
Guests will enjoy
ease of accessibility to Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan, both well-connected
to major thoroughfares in the city, and to tourist attractions such as the
iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Bukit Bintang, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most
prominent retail and entertainment belts. Business travelers will also
appreciate the convenience to major business districts, as well as to vital
transportation hubs in Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Bandar Malaysia.
Sophisticated Amenities and Fine Dining
When it opens, the
hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants and one
bar. Catering to both business and leisure guests, there will be a business
center, spa and fitness center, as well as a pool. Guests can also hold
large-scale meetings and functions in the generous events space, which measures
approximately 3,400 square meters.
“Since we opened
our first hotel in Malaysia 35 years ago, we have made it a focus to deliver
great guest experiences to all who walk through our doors, and the strength of
the Hilton brand has laid the foundation for our growth. Today we have 11
hotels open across the country under Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton
Garden Inn and it is a huge milestone for us to be launching our luxury brand,
Conrad, into the market. The opening of Conrad Kuala Lumpur will bring a new level of service
experience to the luxury traveler in Kuala Lumpur and we are confident the
hotel will be top of mind for both leisure and business travelers visiting the
city,” said Jamie Mead, regional general manager, Malaysia, Philippines and
Bringing Contemporary Design, Leading Innovation and Curated Art to Global Travelers
“This partnership with Hilton is part of our
active asset enhancement initiatives to sustain returns from our domestic real
estate investments. Conrad Kuala Lumpur is a welcome addition to our real
estate portfolio which we believe will contribute to strengthening the appeal
of the city’s central business district,” said Rizal Rickman Ramli, executive vice
president, Property/Real Estate, PNB.
In Malaysia, Hilton currently operates 11 properties across three key
brands – Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden
Inn. Over the next three to five years, the company is targeting to open nine
hotels in its pipeline, including five hotels under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand,
as well as the introduction of lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton.
Conrad Kuala Lumpur will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. Read more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at https://www.hilton.com/en/conrad/.
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