Hilton to open Malaysia's Waldorf Astoria Hotels in 2024

Construction and renovation of the new property is anticipated to commence in the third quarter of 2022.

Guests can look forward to custom-designed interiors and furnishings at each of its 279 suites (Photo: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts/Hilton)

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of the Hilton chain of hotels’ luxury brands, is set to open in Kuala Lumpur in 2024. Developed and owned by Tradewinds Corp and managed by Hilton, this new hotel — located, naturally, in the Golden Triangle — will continue the brand’s entry into popular destinations such as Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka and Jakarta, and joins an award-winning portfolio of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in Asia-Pacific in destinations like the Maldives, Bangkok, Beijing and Shanghai.

“After many years of shared success, we are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Tradewinds Corp to launch Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in Malaysia. As one of Asia’s key gateway cities, Kuala Lumpur — and to a larger extent, Malaysia — has always been a priority market for Hilton,” says Guy Phillips,

Hilton’s senior vice-president of development for Asia and Australasia. “Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic addition to our suite of brands in this cosmopolitan city, and we look forward to further expanding our footprint as we welcome more guests with Hilton’s award-winning signature hospitality.”


The famous Peacock Alley in Waldorf Astoria Dubai

In the new hotel — construction is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year — guests can look forward to custom-designed interiors and furnishings at each of its 279 suites.

Room sizes will start from a generous 76 sq m, offering guests the luxury of space to unwind and rest. The luxury hotel will also feature culinary excellence through five distinctive restaurants, including Peacock Alley (the iconic lounge and bar synonymous with the Waldorf Astoria brand) and a state-of-the-art wellness centre.

With a generous 3,390 sq m of meeting spaces, including a 1,845 sq m ballroom, Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur will be the perfect place for incomparable celebrations and world-class events.

This article first appeared on June 27, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.


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