Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
|Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur|
The Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur with the Petronas Towers behind
|Address||11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250, Malaysia|
|Opening||20 April 1985|
|Management||Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Jurubena Bertiga International|
|Number of rooms||561 |
|Number of suites||101 |
|Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur|
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning 5-star hotel located in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The hotel is 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Construction was completed on 19 September 1984 with the opening held on 20 April 1985. The hotel was the third to open in the chain, following Shangri-La Hotel Singapore in April 1971 and Shangri-La Hotel Hangzhou in November 1984. It comprises 662 guestrooms and suites, all with panoramic views of the city or gardens.
It was voted the best hotel in Kuala Lumpur by public vote at the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2014.
Design & Construction
The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur was designed by architects Jurubena Bertiga International of Malaysia, and Kanko Kikaku Sekkeisha of Japan as part of the UBN Complex in the center of the city. It was the first of three buildings in the complex to open, on 20 April 1985, ahead of the 140m 35-floor UBN Tower which open the following year, and the UBN apartments. The original interior design was created by Graham Solano, and the landscape gardening was completed by Belt Collins. The hotel was last renovated in 2010.
The hotel contains seven restaurants and bars. Fine dining facilities includes the Cantonese restaurant Shang Palace by Chef Tan Kim Weng, and French cuisine restaurant Lafite by Chef Jean-Phillipe Guiard, formerly of the two-Michelin-starred Bagatelle restaurant in Oslo, and one-Michelin-starred La Ribaudiere in Bourg-Charente, France. Lafite originally opened with the hotel in 1985 and was defined as a “fine dining institution” in Kuala Lumpur by CNN in 2012.
- Lafite - French
- Lemon Garden Cafe - Malaysian & Indian
- Shang Palace - Chinese
- Zipangu - Contemporary Japanese
- Arthur’s Bar & Grill - Manhattan-style bar and grill
- Lobby Lounge
- Poolside Terrace
Rooms and suites
The hotel began a project titled “Gift of Life” in 1985 and has received media attention and the recognition of the Malaysian government for its support of Nor Fatihah Sewah, a girl born without her lower limbs. Through the project, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur adopted Nor Fatihah Sewah in 1997 and has sponsored the replacement of her limbs with prosthetics every five years, with the most recent fitting in November 2012.
Malaysia’s Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen brought attention to the hotel’s charitable works in 2012 by presenting a check for RM180,000 raised by the hotel to seven children in need of assistance, including Nor Fatihah Sewah. Minister Ng Yen Yen stated that such financial assistance for children in need of aid in Malaysia required the help of non-Governmental organisations such as the Shangri-La Hotel’s initiative.
- ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014.
- Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2014
- One of the Gold List Properties in Asia, Australia and Pacific Nations, Conde Nast Traveler (USA)
- One of the Top 20 Overseas Leisure Hotels in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, 2006; Conde Nast Traveller (UK) 
- Best Luxury Hotel in Malaysia, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 / 3rd in 2014
- Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur 2013, Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific)
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