Jumeirah to open hotel and residences in Kuala Lumpur

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based hotel company, has signed management agreements with Singapore based developer Oxley Holdings to operate a 190-room luxury Jumeirah Hotel and to brand 273 premium residences in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The hotel operator said the Jumeirah Kuala Lumpur Hotel and Jumeirah Living Kuala Lumpur residences will be set within one of the three towers which make up a landmark mixed-use development that is set to transform the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

The three towers, interconnected via a retail podium, will be located in the middle of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct within easy reach of the Petronas Twin Towers. Construction of the development, which will cover an area of more than 12,500 square metres, is expected to start in 2016 and complete in 2021.

The hotel will feature 190 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, a fine dining restaurant, a lounge and a bar, as well as a finely appointed Club Executive and a Talise wellness facility comprising a spa, fitness club and swimming pool.

Jumeirah Group’s entry into the Malaysian market is a significant milestone for the company as it continues its expansion plans. The company currently operates 23 hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has a further 25 Jumeirah and Venu properties in the pipeline. Jumeirah is also reported to be in negotiations for further properties across the region including in Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore.

‘Imperial Suite’ at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai (www.clairerosenphoto.com)