NEW YORK — The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur has opened in Malaysia’s capital city, it was announced this month.
Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral Precint, one of the city’s most prominent neighbourhoods, the property houses 208 accommodations, each with walk-in wardrobe. Guestrooms start at 678 square feet, and suites begin at 1,485 square feet. Spanning 4,000 square feet, the Royal Suite offers private elevator access and an outdoor terrace providing skyline views of Kuala Lumpur’s largest park, the Lake Gardens, as well as the National Museum and houses of Parliament, and also features a show kitchen and en-suite massage room and gym.
The property features more than 100,000 square feet of private event space, including the grand ballroom housing an LED video wall projection system providing a panoramic display. Brand-signature butler service includes complimentary daily pressing, unpacking and packing, and in-room morning coffee and tea service.
Inspired by a Manhattan apartment, with interiors and architecture by G.A. Design, the property features an art collection including a 11.5-foot horse sculpture by Fernando Botero.
On the food and beverage side, the property features six restaurant and bar venues, including Taka by Sushi Saito, the first restaurant to open outside Tokyo by three Michelin-starred chef Takashi Saito. Ginza Tenkuni dishes up Edo-style tempura created the same way since the original restaurant opened in 1885. The Brasserie delivers a European cafe experience during the day and transforms into a contemporary French-Mediterranean bistro in the evening.
Cocktails and wines are poured at the Astor Bar and Decanter, set under a canopy of hand-made golden Italian tile. The Crystal rooftop bar offers a space for cocktails and champagne, while the Drawing Room presents afternoon tea curated by a tea sommelier.
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is owned and developed by ONE IFC Sdn Bhd. Following this opening, St. Regis will, in 2016, add three more locations to its portfolio, including the Maldives; Changsha, in Hunan province, China; and Cairo.