Waldorf Astoria is Coming to Kuala Lumpur

The ultra-luxe brand’s Malaysian debut — and its third outpost in Southeast Asia — will open in 2024.

An artist’s impression of the Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur. (Image courtesy of Hilton)

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s premier hotel brand, has set its sights on Malaysia with the signing of an all-suite property in Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Bintang shopping district. Construction will start in the third quarter of this year on Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur, which will be a short walk from attractions such as Pavilion Mall and the Petronas Twin Towers, and the hotel is slated to open in 2024.

Guests can look forward to gracious, personalized service from the moment they book their stay to the moment they check out. Custom-designed decor and furnishings will characterize the 279 suites, and accommodations start at a generous 76 square meters. The hotel will feature a state-of-the-art wellness center and five restaurants under its roof, including Peacock Alley — the lounge and bar that is a Waldorf Astoria signature. Event spaces here encompass a total floor area of 3,390 square meters, more than half of which will be given over to the ballroom.

The Kuala Lumpur hotel will be Waldorf Astoria’s third Southeast Asian property. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok made its debut in mid-2018 with 171 rooms inside a condo tower in the Ratchaprasong district; the interiors by Hong Kong–based star designer André Fu feature Art Nouveau elements pointing to the brand’s New York roots. Over in Indonesia, the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will occupy a sky-high perch within Autograph Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere as it measures 383 meters from the ground to the top of its spire. Completion is set for the third quarter of next year, though no tentative opening date has yet been confirmed. In Kuala Lumpur, Hilton is also planning to launch Malaysia’s first Conrad, with that 544-room hotel and the Waldorf Astoria set to welcome their first guests within a year of each other.

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