Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur

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Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur
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Four Seasons Place in December 2018
Alternative namesFour Seasons KL
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeMixed-use
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Address145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Construction started2013
Completed2018
Opening18 November 2018[1]
OwnerFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts
ManagementFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Height
Architectural342.5 m (1,124 ft)[2]
Top floor319.5 m (1,048 ft)
Technical details
Floor count74 (with 4 below ground)
Design and construction
ArchitectNRY Architect
DeveloperVenus Assets
EngineerMeinhardt
Services engineerKTA Tenaga
Other information
Number of rooms236
Number of suites242
Website
www.fourseasons.com/kualalumpur/

Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, also known as FSP KLCC Tower and Four Seasons KLCC is a 74-story, 342.5-meter-tall supertall skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia. It is Malaysia's fourth tallest building. It features a 23 m (75 ft) high crown made out of steel at the top of the tower, making the tower reaches the height of 342.5 m (1,124 ft).[3] It is located within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building was developed by Ipoh-born Singapore tycoon, Ong Beng Seng, partnering Tan Sri Syed Yusof Tun Syed Nasir and the Sultan of Selangor under Venus Assets Sdn Bhd.[3] It is currently the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia, the fourth tallest in the world, and the fourth tallest building in Malaysia.

Shoppes at Four Seasons Place[edit]

Shoppes at Four Season Place's mall exterior in January 2020

The hotel includes an atrium mall known as Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, also known as Shoppes @ Four Seasons Place KL, located at the ground levels. It is a luxury retail mall which is connected to the building itself and takes up six levels of the tower.[4] Its sister mall is located at the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip under the name of "Shoppes at Four Seasons". Recently in October 2020, the Robinsons announced that they will be closing their department store at the mall along with its outlet in The Gardens Mall located at Mid Valley City.[5]

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 was also accompanied by the Chairman of Venus Assets, Tan Sri Syed Yusof, and witnessed by Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. The project was completed in 2018.[6]

Criticism[edit]

The hotel's design and the location were criticised 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."[7]

Transportation access[edit]

The building is served by the  KJ10  KLCC LRT station on the Kelana Jaya Line. The building will also have access to the upcoming underground station on the Putrajaya Line (SSP) which will be the  PY21  Persiaran KLCC MRT station, formerly KLCC East station.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Property Review in Four Seasons Place for Sale / for Rent - Propwall Malaysia". www.propwall.my. Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "About | Shoppes at Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur". www.shoppeskl.com. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  5. ^ Bernama (30 October 2020). "Hit by Covid-19, Robinsons to shutter Malaysian stores | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "The building that's changing Kuala Lumpur's skyline". Channel NewsAsia.

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