Raffles to Bring Unparalled Service to Kuala Lumpur’s Sophisticated New Landmark
Raffles Kuala Lumpur to open in 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces today the addition of another major capital city in Asia to its ever growing list of destinations around the globe. Raffles Kuala Lumpur, featuring 200 rooms and suites, is slated to open in 2011 and will be located in the Central Business District within Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s world-class and award-winning lifestyle destination.
Residents can anticipate an exceptional culinary experience at Raffles Kuala Lumpur, as the hotel will offer six exquisite restaurants and bars including a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a lobby bar, a pool bar and the sophisticated Café Stelle which will be located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Café Stelle, with its contemporary design, is an oasis in the Couture Pavilion precinct, where discerning shoppers can take a breather in between purchases at the exclusive Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It is an Italian all-day dining café featuring seasonal specials and organic and healthy meal options to complement a balanced lifestyle. Italian favourites are prepared and presented in a light and refreshing way, drawing on only the finest and freshest ingredients. Café Stelle opened today and will be a showcase of Raffles service prior to the opening of the hotel in 2011.
A beautiful Raffles Amrita Spa, a signature component of Raffles hotels and resorts around the world, will feature 10 treatment rooms and an extensive range of massage and wellness treatments to pamper and rejuvenate, providing a haven to sooth the senses. The hotel will also include state-of-the-art meeting venues to facilitate corporate and conference requirements, and a luxurious ballroom for grand social events.
Raffles Kuala Lumpur is located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, an iconic integrated development in the heart of the thriving Bukit Bintang commercial district, comprising an award-winning shopping centre offering the ultimate in fashion, dining and urban leisure, a state-of-the-art office tower and luxury residential apartments.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Zainol bin Mahmood, Chairman of Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd, said, “It is a pleasure to be working with Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Throughout the world, the name Raffles is associated with exceptional standards of service, hospitality, and cuisine. We look forward to working with them to bring a luxurious lifestyle experience to Kuala Lumpur.”
Raffles Kuala Lumpur is owned by Harmoni Perkasa Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Urusharta Cemerlang Sdn Bhd, the owner of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Chris Cahill, Chief Operating Officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, added, “We have always wanted to extend the Raffles portfolio to this cosmopolitan city, and now we have an ideal strategic partner and an unrivalled location. Not only does Kuala Lumpur appeal to the sophisticated world traveller, it is the seat of commerce, economics and industry in Malaysia, and also the gateway to the rich cultural diversity and outstanding natural beauty that the country has to offer. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is delighted to be part of this environment.”
Raffles Kuala Lumpur joins Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ growing footprint in key cities around the world with Raffles Makkah Palace, Raffles Jakarta, Raffles Makati, Raffles Moscow and Le Royal Monceau, A Raffles Hotel in Paris.
ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS | Raffles is a leading luxury global hotel brand with an award-winning portfolio of acclaimed properties. Each Raffles hotel and resort is distinguished by its residential charm and sophisticated design, reflecting a sense of place and preserving the intimate spirit that makes each Raffles hotel one-of-a-kind, not one-of-a-line. Residents experience heartfelt service that is attentive and unobtrusive ‘like a gentle breeze’ and embark on enchanting discoveries that captivate the senses, ensuring that they arrive as residents, leave as friends and return as family.
Raffles’ relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World’s Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was voted Best Hotel in Asia for three consecutive years by readers of Ultratravel magazine by The Daily Telegraph while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best Luxury Hotel in Beijing by Travel Trade Gazette China in 2008. Raffles Dubai, the latest addition to its portfolio, is recognised among the world’s best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008 Hot List, and was named Best New Hotel Development in the Middle East at the 2008 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.
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