Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based hotel company, has signed management agreements with 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.
Jumeirah Living Kuala Lumpur residences will be located on the lower floors of the tower, and Jumeirah Kuala Lumpur hotel will occupy the upper floors offering spectacular views across the city.
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.
Ching Chiat Kwong, chairman and CEO of Oxley, said: “We are pleased to announce we have taken a step forward with the milestone agreement with Jumeirah Group to build a hotel and residences in Kuala Lumpur.
"This partnership with Jumeirah Group further enlarges and reiterates our presence in the Malaysian market. We are excited, delighted and proud to be Jumeirah’s first business partner in Malaysia to introduce the Jumeirah experience, an epitome of luxury, to guests staying in our hotel.”
Gerald Lawless, president and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group, said: “Our agreement with Oxley Malaysia paves the way for Jumeirah’s entry into the important Malaysian market. This highly prestigious development further reinforces the reputation of the Jumeirah brand and will greatly appeal to our loyal customers who stay with Jumeirah in our properties across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.”
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.
It said it is in negotiations for further properties across the region including in Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore.
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