Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts to open in Kuala Lumpur in 2024

by AZREEN HANI/ pic by AFP

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s luxury hotel brands, announced its expansion into Malaysia with Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur today.

Slated for opening in 2024, it will be developed and owned by Tradewinds Corporation Berhad and managed by Hilton.

“After many years of shared success, we are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Tradewinds Corporation Berhad to launch Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in Malaysia. As one of Asia’s key gateway cities, Kuala Lumpur, and to a larger extent, Malaysia, has always been a priority market for Hilton,” senior vice president, development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton, Guy Phillips said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

With renovation and construction scheduled to start in the third quarter of this year, guests can look forward to custom-designed interiors and furnishings at each of the hotel’s 279 suites. 

The hotel is within walking distance of the city’s top malls and attractions, including Pavilion Mall and Suria KLCC. It is also well connected to the city’s main transportation hubs, with KL Sentral station and Kuala Lumpur International Airport located 3 kilometers and 18 kilometers away respectively.

“We are honoured and excited to extend our partnership with Hilton to bring the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand to Malaysia. We believe this will be a high value addition that will elevate the country’s hospitality offerings to both business and leisure travelers, further cementing the country’s position as one of the world’s top travel destinations,”  Tradewinds Corporation Berhad MD and CEO Muhammad Zainal Ashikin said in the same statement.

Meanwhile, vice president, Luxury – Asia Pacific, Hilton Nils-Arne Schroeder said that the debut of Waldorf Astoria in Kuala Lumpur reinforces the company’s commitment to bring unrivalled luxury to landmark destinations around the world,  and this launch will mark an important milestone for its luxury presence in Asia Pacific.

“With Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur set to be a remarkable icon in the heart of the city, coupled with the upcoming opening of our first Conrad hotel in the country, we will welcome two of our award-winning luxury brands within a year of each other which will bolster our ability to deliver truly exceptional and memorable experiences to luxury travelers in the coming years,” Schroeder said.

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.

It will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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, and free standard Wi-Fi.

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