Feb 8, 2011

Rebranding Of Nikko Hotel Kuala Lumpur

31 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur – InterContinental, a world famous name has finally arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

Managed by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), InterContinental Kuala Lumpur will replace the current Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur, effective 1st February 2011.

The 473-room hotel is nicely nestled in Jalan Ampang, a prestigious upscale address in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s commercial, entertainment and shopping district. Just a 5-minute walk to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is the only branded hotel in the area.

Conveniently located next to the Ampang Park Light Rail Transit (LRT), your stay at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur will be a class of its own as the Concierge will be happy to share his insider knowledge, so you can enjoy truly authentic local experiences to make the most of your trip. He can arrange a lesson on Batik painting with a local expert in the city, for instance. You will take home many memories of your unforgettable discoveries in this spellbinding city of Kuala Lumpur.

The hotel’s facilities include a fully equipped Business Centre as well as Club InterContinental, a spacious lounge ideal for social or business interactions. The Spa as well as Health Club facilities along with an outdoor swimming pool provide the ideal environment to rest and workout. A range of restaurants and bars offer guests a wide choice of international and local cuisines from Japanese, Chinese to Malaysian specialties.

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur will soon undergo an 18-month refurbishment for the rooms and hotel’s facilities. The present award-winning restaurant Benkay will start renovations in mid February this year and will be completed in April. The restaurant will be re-named Tatsu.

Each guestroom is furnished with contemporary fittings and amenities of international standard such as plush bedding, flat screen television and high-speed broadband internet.

Located on the 26th floor is the Club InterContinental which offers a spacious stylish lounge with a breathtaking view of the city skyline. Daily breakfast, English Afternoon Tea, refreshments throughout the day, complimentary high speed wireless broadband Internet access and personalized business services are just a few of the many facilities offered at Club InterContinental.

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur offers a choice of venues for your wedding receptions, business functions, conferences or meetings, each complete with the latest state-of-the-art video/audio equipment. From our pillarless Grand Ballroom which accommodates 1,300 guests and our Junior Ballroom catering up to 230 guests, to 8 smaller function rooms accommodating 30 to 70 people, we have the perfect venue and support to make every event a success.

This long waited international brand has finally made it debut in Malaysia. The hotel has recently appointed a new General Manager, Adam McDonald, formerly from InterContinental Bali. Bringing years of experience from the various InterContinental hotels that he had worked in, Adam is the right man to hold the fort at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.

The hotel is located at 165, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more info, telephone +60 3 216 11111 or write to info@intercontinental-kl.com.my or click into the website at www.intercontinental.com

Notes to Editors:
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well-recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. We also manage the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 52 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline which we expect to create 160,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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