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Hyatt unveils plans for Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR: Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced on Thursday, June 16 that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Bahagia Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to manage Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is under construction, and is expected to open in 2012.

A mixed use complex, the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur hotel will occupy floors 17 through 39 of the property and feature 412 guest rooms — including 42 suites. With over 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel also offers a 228-seat cafe; a 298-seat specialty restaurant with multiple cuisines; a 74-seat Sky Lobby Lounge; a 102-seat poolside restaurant and bar; a spa with 11 treatment rooms; and a swimming pool.

An artistic impression of the Grand Hyatt Kuala LumpurThere are currently 51 Hyatt-branded hotels in Asia Pacific and Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will join the two existing Hyatt-branded hotels in Malaysia: Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort. There are 16 other Grand Hyatt hotels in the region's key gateway cities and destination resorts, including Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will be located in the Golden Triangle area of Kuala Lumpur, in a prime location on Jalan Pinang road close to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

"In 2010, Malaysia attracted over 24.5 million tourists, rivaling that of countries such as Mexico, Germany and Turkey," said Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Southeast Asia area vice president Willi Martin. "We see Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur as a remarkable opportunity to expand the presence of the Hyatt brand into a principal city in the rapidly emerging Southeast Asia market."

In addition to Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, twelve other Grand Hyatt properties are currently under development around the world.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company.

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