UEM Sunrise ventures into hospitality with Hyatt House hotel

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): UEM Sunrise Bhd opened the first Hyatt House in the Southeast Asian region at Mont’Kiara, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Located at UEM Sunrise’s mixed development Arcoris Mont’Kiara, the four-star extended stay hotel marks the developer’s first foray into the hospitality sector. It is also currently the largest Hyatt House in the world.

Featuring the ambience of a luxury home, Hyatt House Kuala Lumpur, Mont’Kiara features over 298 contemporary, residential-inspired studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. The hotel also offers a three-meal restaurant, take-away options at the 24-hour H Market store, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness centre, an infinity rooftop sky pool and the TEN 37 Pool Bar.

The hotel is designed by world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners.

At the opening ceremony, UEM Sunrise managing director and CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib said the company has developed Mont’Kiara for over 30 years and has seen the area evolve, thanks to the presence of food & beverage outlets, international schools and a mix of international and local residents in its community.

“But there was always something missing, and we believed we needed a hotel. Having Hyatt House in Mont’Kiara is like completing a piece of the puzzle in our development. We are thrilled to have a world-class hotel chain as one of the five components of Arcoris Mont’Kiara.

“The residential-inspired hotel which focuses on providing a home-like atmosphere, complements the concept that inspires us when developing our residential offerings — that is to build communities, where people can feel a sense of belonging and call it home,” said Anwar.

Meanwhile, Hyatt Place/Hyatt House and Full-Service Franchise Operations, Asia Pacific Hyatt Hotels & Resorts regional vice president Michael Koffler said Hyatt House is supported by house hosts.

“When you come and visit our house, you are hosted by our house host because it is like a home. Our mantra in Hyatt is that we care for people so that they can be at their best,” added Koffler.

Hyatt House enables guests to live and work just as they might within their own homes. Rooms are fitted with amenities such as washing machines and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Koffler said this is an opportunity for those from abroad who are looking for a short-term stay while they find a more permanent home, as most landlords would not accommodate shorter term rentals, such as for a month.

It also offers the A Very Important Resident (VIR) programme that provides complimentary grocery shopping service, and other personalised perks for guests who stay more than 30 plus consecutive nights.

“We can also take them for a tour of the rooms on offer, to choose the unit they want to stay in” Koffler added.

The next Hyatt House is currently in the works in Melaka. The Hyatt House brand was launched in 2012 and offers more than 85 locations around the world.

This story first appeared in the pullout on Dec 7, 2018. You can access back issues here.

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