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New York, NY - December 11, 2017 – December 5, 2017 marked a new chapter for this shining star as it celebrated the official re-launch after a complete yearlong refurbishment of the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur. Officiating the auspicious occasion was Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Group of Companies, Dato’ Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels and from Marriott International, Inc. - Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer and Craig Smith, President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific.

The JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur opened its doors on July 12, 1997 and went on to set a new standard in hospitality and style for Kuala Lumpur - a modern and cosmopolitan city unique for its melting pot of cultures and traditions. The hotel’s prime location right in the heart of Bukit Bintang, the city’s central business and entertainment district, has made it a choice hotel for both local residents and travelers - for business and leisure.

Known as The Happening Hotel, the vibrant 578-room JW Marriott continues its legacy of embracing the brand’s values, offering guests warm hospitality, friendly service, comfortable accommodation and interactive culinary experiences.

The refreshed and contemporary rooms and suites have been thoughtfully designed using modern materials and polished chrome, matched by stylish and tech-friendly amenities.

The JW Executive Lounge on Level 3 provides exclusive services and culinary presentations throughout the day and is ideal for guests who wish for a contemplative space to read or for an intimate meeting in one of the private meeting rooms.

The hotel’s strategic location in the city center has also made it a venue of choice for meetings, conferences and social events. There are 20 flexible meeting and function room options available for events of varying nature and capacity. The addition of the 300-seater Bayu Ballroom uniquely located by the poolside includes a built-in LED screen on the stage.

Wellness is an essential part of a guest’s stay and the rebranded Starhill Spa Village, by the world renowned Spa Village brand, is here to ignite the senses through the power of scent. Facilities at the spa include a 24-hour gym with comprehensive Techno-gym equipment, a steam room, sauna, whirlpool and a cool plunge pool.

The hotel’s signature restaurant Shanghai, is the only Shanghainese hotel restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Helmed by Shanghai-born Chinese Executive Chef Wong Wing Yeuk, the restaurant has a delectable curation of over 100 vibrant and distinctive dishes. The restaurant has also undergone a complete transformation and emerged with a touch of modern Chinese glamour. A new bar in the restaurant welcomes diners and is just perfect for those who desire a Shanghai-themed cocktail concocted right before them as a prelude to their Shanghainese culinary journey. Shanghai serves classic, exquisite dishes and dim sum that can also be savored at leisure in one of the four private dining rooms. 

The dining and entertainment offerings at JW Marriott extends into the connecting Feast Village Starhill Gallery; offering an unparalleled dining experience and a stunning array of culinary offerings from Asian to Mediterranean across 11 restaurants.

The hotel’s integration with Kuala Lumpur’s retail icon of taste and style, Starhill Gallery, provides guests with seamless access to international luxury brands. It is a gallery of rich experiences with 330,000 square feet of retail and dining space.

The iconic JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur has been a home away from home for guests, near and afar, for the last 20 years and will continue to deliver exceptional experiences that are warm, genuine and unobtrusive, with the level of precision that will make each guest’s stay extraordinary and meaningful.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are more than 80 JW Marriott hotels in nearly 30 countries and territories. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online.

About YTL Hotels

YTL Hotels owns and manages a prestigious collection of award-wining resorts, hotels, boutique experiences and Spa Villages with a hospitality footprint across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France and the United Kingdom, including Pangkor Island Resort, voted the world’s best resort in 2003 by Condé Traveller UK. The group also co-owns the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the only hotel in Bath to be part of the Leading Hotels of the World’s collection of legendary hotels, was named the 2017 Condé Nast Traveller Awards World’s Top 100. The portfolio also encompasses the ownership management of a number of Marriott properties in Australia and Kuala Lumpur as well as properties under the brand’s prestigious Autograph Collection banner. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is the latest addition to this partnership. Future plans include the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan which is set to complement YTL Hotels master plan for Niseko Village.

With each new experience that it presents, the company strives to embrace and highlight the natural essence of culture, character and tradition of its surroundings. YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation Berhad. Visit for more information and follow us on our social media platforms for #TreasuredPlaces #TreasuredMoments.


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