Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, signed an agreement with Cititower, a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and KLCC (Holdings), a wholly-owned company of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), to open its first property in Malaysia. Fairmont Kuala Lumpur is set to debut in 2017.
The 62-story luxury hotel will offer 750 guestrooms along with an executive lounge and Fairmont Gold, the luxury brand's hotel within a hotel offering. Fairmont Kuala Lumpur will also have six dining outlets, as well as 30,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space and recreational facilities including a swimming pool, health club and spa.
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur will be located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) development, which is home to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world. The project will include the hotel and one high-rise office tower, which will be connected via a six-story retail podium.
Fairmont Kuala Lumpur will be connected to the Suria KLCC shopping complex. The hotel's public areas and guestrooms will be located on the sixth story and above, offering views of the nearby KLCC Park, as well as Petronas Twin Towers. Guests will also have access to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and various office complexes through a covered walkway.
The project is being designed by Pelli Clarke Architects.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' property in Manila in the Philippines, Fairmont Makati