Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur

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Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur
FourSeasonsKL January2018.jpg
Four Seasons Place KL under construction in 6 January 2018 (right hand side of the photo)
General information
StatusComplete
TypeMixed-use
LocationJalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°09′29″N 101°42′50″E / 3.158077°N 101.713978°E / 3.158077; 101.713978Coordinates: 3°09′29″N 101°42′50″E / 3.158077°N 101.713978°E / 3.158077; 101.713978
Construction started2013
Completed2018
OpeningNovember 18, 2018[1]
OwnerFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts
ManagementFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Height
Architectural342.5 m (1,124 ft)[2]
Tip342.5 m (1,124 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count65 (+ 3 below ground)
Design and construction
ArchitectNRY Architect
DeveloperVenus Assets
EngineerMeinhardt
Services engineerKTA Tenaga
Other information
Number of rooms236
Number of suites242

Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur is a mixed commercial and residential building that comprises a hotel, apartments and shopping mall.[3] Currently under construction in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it was developed by Ipoh-born Singapore tycoon, Ong Beng Seng, partnering Tan Sri Syed Yusof Tun Syed Nasir and the Sultan of Selangor.[3] Once completed it will be the third tallest hotel in the world and the third tallest building in Malaysia surpassing the 310 meters tall Telekom Tower. The 343 meter tall skyscraper is being built next to the Petronas Twin Towers.

Launch[edit]

This project which is the first ever Four Seasons Place in South East Asia was launched by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak on 30 January 2013. This event also accompanied by the Chairman of Venus Assets, Tan Sri Syed Yusof and witnessed by Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. This project is expected to be completed in four years and would open up various job opportunities. [4]

Criticism[edit]

The hotel's design and location are criticized for blocking the view of the national icon, the Petronas Towers.

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President KL Tan said in an interview to Channel NewsAsia. "Our Twin Towers are an iconic tourist attraction - they should not be blocked at all. Tourists want to have a nice view and take photos of the twin towers, once the tallest buildings in the world."

To defend against this criticism, the then Malaysia's Minister of Tourism and Culture, Nazri Aziz said that "There are those who are willing to pay to stay in such hotels and there would be tourists who would visit a place just to stay in such a hotel," [5]

Access[edit]

 KJ10  LRT KLCC on the Kelana Jaya Line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Property Review in Four Seasons Place for Sale / for Rent - Propwall Malaysia". www.propwall.my.
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ "The building that's changing Kuala Lumpur's skyline". Channel NewsAsia.