Property developer UEM Sunrise Berhad (UEM Sunrise) is believed to be concluding the management agreement with Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation for the introduction of a HYATT house™ hotel at the developer’s integrated development known as Arcoris Mont’Kiara.
Designed by global renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners, the freehold development comprised of two terracing blocks of 18- and 35-storeys. Both blocks are linked by a courtyard central plaza which contains retail units and lush greens.
The 18-storey northern block is dedicated to private service residences, while the 35-storey southern block contains 262 units of business suites, 336 units of SoHos and a boutique hotel.
The southern block’s hotel portion is where Southeast Asia’s first HYATT house™ hotel will be established. The hotel opening date has not been finalised but is expected to be within 2016 after the entire 6-acre development is completed.
The hotel property will have 275 suites and it will become the first ever hotel in the heart of the Mont Kiara enclave. Mont Kiara is widely known as an affluent, expatriate address that is a mere 6km away from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
Highlights of the hotel include lush roof gardens on every floor, uniquely themed room interiors, and quite possibly the best views in Mont Kiara thanks to its rooftop facilities deck.
With foreign arrivals set to increase significantly in the coming years, Kuala Lumpur once again played host to a new hotel brand in the region, being the first HYATT house™ location in the region.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation currently managed three HYATT properties in Malaysia, including Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur in KLCC vicinity, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort.
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Launched in 2012, the HYATT house™ brand was designed to welcome residents rather than guests.
HYATT house™ is a boutique hotel concept that will evolve the extended-stay model into a social and modern environment where guests are frequently reminded like residents living in an upscale apartment community.
The core values of the HYATT brand are very much instilled here. The hotel will be designed to surprise and delight with services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that will remind guests of home.
With an average of 125 to 200 suites per property, the brand exemplifies residentially-inspired studios, one- and two-bedroom suites that feature contemporary full kitchens within the suites, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A complimentary full hot breakfast is served daily as well as a complimentary evening social with savory bites, beer, cocktails and wine.
In lieu of the evening social, the hotels will have a H BAR that opens from 5pm to 10pm, featuring a menu and full bar within an indoor or outdoor social setting. Public spaces incorporate 24-hour amenities including business centre, workout room, Guest Market and laundry.
A friendly House Host is available to check-in guests, provide directions or help with other needs so guests feel right at home. The brand is committed to helping guests keep their real-life routines rolling while on the road.
The first HYATT house™ will arrive in continental Asia with the opening of HYATT house™ Shanghai Jiading (together with HYATT Place Shanghai Jiading) later this year. As many as 5 more locations are currently under development in China.
HYATT house™ currently has 59 properties worldwide with 8,281 rooms.