Christian Stan, at 3 Sep. 18, in City Hotels, Hotels

W Hotels Worldwide has announced the opening of W Kuala Lumpur, marking the brand’s first-ever hotel in Malaysia. Owned by Tropicana Corporation Berhad, W Kuala Lumpur opens its doors in the heart of the capital, steps from the famous Petronas Twin Towers.

W Kuala Lumpur combines a mix of old and new colors, aromas and sounds that blend together for a unique experience. A distinct design element at W Kuala Lumpur is the pixel (or dot). It is integrated throughout the hotel and is used to create a bigger picture inspired by a broader multicultural Malaysia made up of many ethnicities. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by traditional batik motifs, a nod to ancient artwork of the region, blended with sleek metal accents.

The city’s plant life is pulled into the space via bamboo-inspired chandeliers set against an ever-changing wall of lights. At the welcome area, guests check in among modern nods to the jungle; streaming LED lights hang from above, mimicking waterfalls, spotlights alternate along the floor like a flowing river while the ceiling patterns depict an artistic interpretation of Kuala Lumpur’s topography, and chandeliers show off the shapes of spinning Malay toys known throughout the country.

Extending from the Living Room, the hotel’s grand staircase plays with light and space in a cascade of steel-mirrored panels. Reflecting the colors and native designs found throughout the room and floors above, the staircase shifts each guests’ view of both color and spatial dynamics as they move through the mirroring.

W Kuala Lumpur hass 150 guestrooms and suites, including two WOW suites and the Extreme WOW Suite, which has a living space of over 5,500 square feet. All W Kuala Lumpur rooms and suites incorporate both the traditional and modern elements of the “Jungle City,” teaming W essentials, such as signature W beds with traditional accents like indigenous “Wau” tassels, commonly featured on Malaysian kites and pixelated versions of batik designs.


W Kuala Lumpur offers six diverse beverage and food venues. Yen offers a contemporary take on traditional Cantonese recipes and a wide selection of fresh seafood. The all-day dining restaurant, Flock, showcases an open kitchen where chefs serve up Australian, farm-to-flock dishes with a focus on sustainable eats. For bar bites and cocktails, WOOBAR is an all-day social space. The WET Deck pool bar serves signature concoctions, with views of Petronas Twin Towers as its backdrop.

W Kuala Lumpur will also offer two privately managed dining and entertainment venues including Saint Pierre, a 70-seat French eatery that has already earned a Michelin star at its Singapore location, and WICKED, the city’s newest VIP club.

Additionally, W Kuala Lumpur offers over 16,000 feet of function space including the over 10,000-square-foot Great Room, providing a stage for presentations, conferences, weddings and product launches.


Guests can treat themselves at the resort’s AWAY Spa, which spans almost 12,000 square feet. With five treatment rooms, the spa offers massages and treatments, vitality pools, chroma-therapy steam baths and bio-infrared saunas.

For complete head-to-toe pampering, the Beauty Bar, a local elite beauty house by 176 Avenue, offers manicures and pedicures, as well as hair and eyelash extension services. For those wanting to detox, guests can sweat it out at the hotel’s FIT gym which includes new equipment and views of the city skyline.

Check In

To celebrate the debut of W Kuala Lumpur, guests are invited to experience W and detox in style. Guests who book a stay with W Kuala Lumpur cam enjoy the signature Whatever/Whenever experience. Rates start from over $200 per room per night (subject to availability at the time of reservation).

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