Aug282012

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia now open

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur opened ahead of schedule this past week as the first Hyatt property in the Malaysian capital city. The 412 room hotel is adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, near the Petronas Towers and close to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The hotel has 370 guest rooms and 42 suites. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows. The standard guestroom is 505 square feet. Sky-lobby check-in is located on the top floor of the hotel.

One source I saw stated the hotel is a 40 story building, but I can’t find the height of the hotel on the Hyatt website. The hotel is a Hyatt Gold Passport category 4 award at 15,000 points per night.

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Map of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur lobby.

 

Watching a skyscraper grow

SkyscraperCity.com has a bulletin board forum that announced the Grand Hyatt hotel construction in 2005. At the time the hotel was projected to open in 2009.

The fascinating aspect of this website are dozens of photos showing the Grand Hyatt skyscraper construction from 2009 to present in some 80 pages of posts.

There is some brilliant photography of Kuala Lumpur in these posts along with the skyscraper construction progress from 2009 to present day.

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sample Rates: Friday, September 21

Grand View King: 14-day Advance Purchase 685 MYR = $220USD + 16% tax

Club View King: 985 MYR = $316USD + 16% tax.

Grand Suite Corner room 105 sq-m.  2,385 MYR = $765USD + 16% tax.

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Grand King Room

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Grand Deluxe King

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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Comments

  1. I find it very difficult to justify choosing a Grand Hyatt over a Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur since they are almost in the same location. It is not even a Park Hyatt and their rates for the dates you picked are way higher than the ones you can find on the Mandarin Oriental KL website. For a check-in on September 21st on the Mandarin you will pay USD179 for a Deluxe room, USD199 for a Premium room and USD218 for a Executive room and these rates are fully refundable. I have stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur many times and would go back there anytime over a Grand Hyatt.

  2. I have to say that all those photos look completely computer generated. It would be interesting to see a real photo of the facilities.

  3. @santistico – Mandarin Oriental sounds like a deal.

    The problem with that choice for many of us Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond members is no free suite upgrade certificates for the Mandarin Oriental.

    @MDDCFlyer – I’d be happy to go photograph the hotel in person if Hyatt and Malaysia Tourism want to sponsor my trip. I have been to Singapore several times and I always wanted to jet up to Kuala Lumpur and check out the relatively low cost luxury hotels.

    I’d be happy to post guest photos of the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur on Loyalty Traveler if anyone has some hotel and room photos to share.

  4. Ric, I agree if you are looking for free upgrades and you have a Hyatt Diamond card the Hyatt makes sense. I don’t have a Diamond status with Hyatt. On the other hand as you mentioned, KL is a very cheap place where you can stay in really high end hotels for a very low price so paying $300+ for a Grand Hyatt is too much even for an upgrade. Talking about other luxury hotels in KL on the same date you chose, Ritz Carlton at $159 for a Deluxe Room and $175 for a Executive Room. Also, having stayed at those hotels, you don’t need a suite upgrade to enjoy a very luxurious stay at either the Mandarin or the Ritz.

  5. Ric, as long-time hotel blogger, I thought you’d know, one can always check just-opened Hyatt hotel category by just trying to book it for points. 🙂
    Turns out it’s category 4 – 15000 points for night.
    It’s also available for Hyatt Stay Certs, but 249 USD per night is way too much.

  6. The Traders Hotel and the Mandarin Oriental are in a way better location than this Hyatt….I saw the site when I was in KL last time….I wasnt impressed with the location.

  7. I would love to try this out but since the opening price are way too high, I still keep my dream aside.

  8. @MK – Thanks for the tip. I should have been able to find the Hyatt award category, but I was mentally challenged earlier this week with some kind of illness.

    @Putra – New hotels tend to have lower rates after being open a few months. Also rates are dropping in Asia according to recent hotel industry reports so 2013 may have more hotel deals for this Hyatt.

  9. Yes Ric, hopefully the rates will come down to match other KL hotels. Will try someday if the rates below MYR450.

  10. The other day our family visited this particular place plus its an awesome holiday vacation destination. Although we had some problems in the resort bedroom plus airport pick-up reservation, nonetheless certainly not ruin our mood. We will be preparing to arrive again inside our up coming trip !

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