IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with City Motors Group for a new-built Holiday Inn in the affluent creative hub of Kuala Lumpur – Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will be the fourth IHG property in the Malaysian capital.
Slated to open in 2023, the hotel will feature 220 rooms and six meeting rooms, the largest of which will hold approximately 400 people. The hotels plans to incorporate the Holiday Inn Open Lobby concept, which will combine public facilities within a single, open cohesive space, creating flexibility for guests, whether they’re looking to eat, relax, work, or have fun. The hotel will also feature an outdoor swimming pool and gym.
Centrally located at Jalan Maarof and Jalan Bangsar, the hotel is but a 350m stone’s throw to the Bangsar LRT station. Close to key destinations within Kuala Lumpur, including KLCC, Chinatown and Bukit Bintang, the hotel meets the needs of both business travellers and tourists. The highly fashionable Bangsar area is popular for its dining and night life experiences, cultural attractions, and for its retail outlets.
Bangsar is becoming a strong foothold for professional services, creative, and technology-focused firms are locating to the area due to competitive office spaces, a wealth of amenities, and easy access via the public transport. Bangsar is a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral, connecting visitors to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and beyond through the city’s Express Rail Line (ERL). The Hotel is well-positioned to capitalise on the area’s interconnectivity, including to locations such as Bangsar Village, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Mid Valley Megamall, and Bangsar South.
Commenting on this landmark signing, Serena Lim, Vice President, Development South East Asia and Korea (SEAK), IHG, said: “Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will allow visitors to witness first-hand the vibrancy and unique atmosphere the area holds. Whether staying for business or for leisure, the hotel will offer guests an unparalleled experience at the centre of one of Malaysia’s most fashionable districts, just minutes from key transportation hubs. Underscoring our brand ambition, the Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will truly champion enjoyable travel for everyone.”
The hotel will become a flagship for the Holiday Inn brand in Malaysia. With state-of-the-art facilities, the hotel will provide a genuine hospitality, where guests can relax and enjoy themselves in the surroundings of hip and vibrant Bangsar.
Dato’ Dr. Foo Wan Kien, Chairman, City Motors Group said: “We saw that there were few if not no branded hotels in the Bangsar area despite it being an affluent location, and felt it was important to introduce a proper internationally branded hotel to the location. We chose Holiday Inn because of its commitment to deliver enjoyable travel for everyone – a value that we too treasure. Combined with IHG’s track-record at successfully managing developments globally, we will provide guests with a memorable stay in Bangsar, and an experience visitors to the area have yet to undergo.”
IHG® has 5 hotels operating across four brands in Malaysia, including: InterContinental®, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express®, with a further 10 in the development pipeline. Across South East Asia, there are 76 IHG properties open and an additional 75 properties due to open within the next five years.