Come 2011, business visitors and tourists to Kuala Lumpur will have another hotel to stay in the heart of town. Raffles Hotels & Resorts have recently announced that they will be adding Raffles Kuala Lumpur to its list of destinations around the globe.
Hosted within Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the new hotel features 200 rooms and suites. Each guestroom will occupy a minimum of 50 square metre and stay true to the residential charm of all Raffles hotels and resorts.
Chris Cahill, Chief Operating Officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, said, “We have always wanted to extend the Raffles portfolio to this cosmopolitan city, and now we have an ideal strategic partner (in reference to Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd) and an unrivalled location. Not only does Kuala Lumpur appeal to the sophisticated world traveller, it is the seat of commerce, economics and industry in Malaysia, and also the gateway to the rich cultural diversity and outstanding natural beauty that the country has to offer. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is delighted to be part of this environment.”
Raffles Kuala Lumpur will offer a specialty restaurant, an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a lobby bar, a pool bar and the contemporary Café Stelle, an Italian all-day dining cafe that features meal options for the health conscious.
Their signature Raffles Amrita Spa, will also make its debut here when the hotel is open in 2011. Other planned facilities include meeting venues and a luxurious ballroom.
Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd owns Raffles Kuala Lumpur. The developer is a subsidiary of Urusharta Cemerlang Sdn Bhd (UCSB) which is the owner or Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has a 49 per cent stake in UCSB.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Zainol bin Mahmood, Chairman of Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd, said, “It is a pleasure to be working with Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Throughout the world, the name Raffles is associated with exceptional standards of service, hospitality, and cuisine. We look forward to working with them to bring a luxurious lifestyle experience to Kuala Lumpur.”
Other Raffles Hotels & Resorts around the world include Raffles Makkah Palace, Raffles Jakarta, Raffles Makati, Raffles Moscow and Le Royal Monceau, a Raffles Hotel in Paris.