Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Opening Late 2024, 100+ Floors Up

Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Opening Late 2024, 100+ Floors Up

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I’m always excited to see Hyatt’s luxury portfolio expand, given the the value of World of Hyatt Globalist status, plus the ability to redeem points. In this post I wanted to take a brief look at what might just be one of the most exciting properties in the Hyatt pipeline, at least for those of us who love hotels that are on very high floors.

Basics of the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

The Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is currently expected to open in late 2024, though isn’t yet accepting reservations. The hotel will be located in Kuala Lumpur’s new Merdeka 118 building, which isn’t only the tallest skyscraper in the city, but the tallest building in all of Asia-Pacific.

Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur exterior

We’ve seen a trend lately whereby so many hotels are on the lower floors of skyscrapers, though that’s not the case here. Instead, the hotel will take up the top 17 floors of the 118-story building. Suffice it to say that this hotel isn’t for those who are afraid of heights! The Park Hyatt is expected to feature 232 accommodations, including 28 suites and 30 residential apartments.

Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur guest room
Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur suite
Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur suite

Some of the exact details about the property remain to be seen, though it’s expected the hotel will have several food and beverage outlets, a spa, and even an indoor pool.

Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur pool
Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur spa

Now, it’s worth noting that this hotel is way behind schedule on opening. It was initially supposed to open in 2021, but was delayed due to the pandemic, and I imagine other factors were at play here. So it’s anyone’s guess if the hotel actually opens in late 2024, though it seems like it should happen sooner rather than later, given progress with the project.

The project topped out a long time ago, and at this point advanced interior work is being done. Admittedly on a 118-story building, that can take some time.

Some thoughts on the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

First of all, I’m curious to see what kind of rates the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur can command. By international standards, Kuala Lumpur has to be one of the most reasonably priced luxury hotel markets in the world, as virtually all of the city’s top properties go for somewhere around $250 per night.

I wonder if the hotel will be able to create a new record for pricing, or if the current rates are all the city can sustain. This isn’t exactly a boutique property, so filling 200+ rooms at record high rates will be no small task.

Next, the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will no doubt offer some of the world’s hotel rooms that are highest above ground level, though does it offer the highest in the world? Currently, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong holds that title, as the hotel is located on floors 102 through 118 of the International Commerce Centre.

This hotel will also occupy floors 102 through 118 of a building, which is kind of funny (a coincidence?). So you can expect the vantage to be very similar here (though perhaps Hong Kong has a bit more interesting of a skyline than Kuala Lumpur). So it’s a technicality, though I’m curious if floor 118 of the Park Hyatt or Ritz-Carlton are higher. Because if it’s the former, this would be the world’s highest-up hotel, best I can tell.

Expect similar views to the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Bottom line

The Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is expected to open in late 2024, and will be located on floors 102 through 118 of the Merdeka 118 building. Between Kuala Lumpur’s very reasonable rates for luxury hotels, plus how high up this hotel is, I can’t wait to visit. Here’s to hoping the hotel does open before the year is up.

What do you make of the Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur?

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  1. A.Az Guest

    Four Seasons (currently KL's most expensive hotel) charges around $250/night so it's safe to assume PH will charge from $300 and up?

    Also Merdeka 118 is the world's second tallest building right after Burj Khalifa!

  2. Jay Jabbar Khan Sah Guest

    10% service charge !
    What kind of service !
    Build a skyscrapers hotel but citizen are hunger for food ! Traffic n road NO improvement !
    Even could damaged the cars and safety of the road !

    1. GSHLGB Member

      Malaysia, could stop subsidizing fuel for cars and start feeding people instead?

      That would fix both of your issues. Higher costs mean fewer cars on the road.

  3. Jay Jabbar Khan Sah Guest

    Yes I agree with the above comments!
    I had stayed at Burj Alrab in Dubai - so what great of the Park Hyatt KL!
    Can they provide the quality services regardless the high rate! Manpower issue should be look into as staffs can't even speak basic English!
    Investor don't throw your $$$ into the drain.
    KL with hotels till today can't managed the services needed !

  4. iamhere Guest

    So what. There are a number of hotels in the clouds these days. Nothing special.

  5. Josh Guest

    "Expect similar views to the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong" is a bit of a stretch, I think, Ben. To start, Kuala Lumpur has no harbour, let alone one as picturesque as Hong Kong.

    1. Steven L. Gold

      The implication is that on a clear day you'd be able to see around as far as from the RC, not necessarily that it would be as picturesque.

  6. jeffchuah88 New Member

    I'm living in KL and this is something new. As what you've said, I'm curious how much would the rate be, considering some amazing luxury properties are reasonably priced here.

  7. Pete Guest

    Just too high in the sky for me, just as I look at the view from some megatall apartments in NYC and wonder how anyone doesn't spend the whole time feeling vertiginous. The height of hotels like PH Tokyo or Bangkok is perfect.

  8. Christian Guest

    Looks very nice but when you have such an amazing Grand Hyatt in a superb location with one of the best club lounges and breakfasts around - IMO - how much better can you really get?

    1. Pete Guest

      Not to mention the Barbie Suite!

  9. Matt Guest

    The Hilton Kuala Lumpur is really nice too, also high up, and pretty affordable (definitely not close to $250). Great Diamond benefits. PH is going to have to be priced competitively to justify it assuming you have Hilton status and care about cost.

  10. Andrew Diamond

    I hope it's better than Alila Bangsar... that place disintegrated on completion. Last time I went, the rooms looked like there was a lot of deferred maintenance, the lobby was leaking everywhere, the restaurant was slow, etc. The GH KL is nice, definitely in the top tier of cat 3 hotels.

  11. Cam Member

    KL already has one of my favorite hyatts in the world - the grand hyatt. Wonderful views of the petronas towers, great location, very good hard product, and lovely food (particularly the breakfast). Likely the best Category 3 hyatt in the world.

  12. Trevor Guest

    I can’t believe you stoped in CGK some months back and didn’t stay at Park Hyatt Jakarta. Hands down, best (arguably most stunning) city hotel I’ve stayed in.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Trevor -- Planning to head back to CGK soon, and definitely plan to spend a night there (even if it means braving Jakarta traffic). Happy to hear you had such a great stay, makes me even more excited. :-)

    2. aoz Guest

      I can only second that. The PH Jakarta is truly stunning.

    3. Ed Guest

      Before you stay at PH Jakarta - watch a YouTube review by Flip Flop Traveler. He'll walk you through hotel design and artwork. It will add a whole new level of appreciation for the property. I have Jakarta and now KL on my list of must visit properties this year.

  13. ML Guest

    I was in Kuala Lumpur in January and bummed that this property had not been opened. Doubt i'll ever be back in KL again.

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Steven L. Gold

The implication is that on a clear day you'd be able to see around as far as from the RC, not necessarily that it would be as picturesque.

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Pudu Guest

Goodness you’re a bore.

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GSHLGB Member

Malaysia, could stop subsidizing fuel for cars and start feeding people instead? That would fix both of your issues. Higher costs mean fewer cars on the road.

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