Kimpton Kuala Lumpur Opening in 2023

Kimpton Kuala Lumpur artist rendering August 2020
Kimpton Kuala Lumpur artist rendering. Image courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants continues its international expansion with the announcement of its first hotel in Malaysia. The Kimpton Kuala Lumpur will be located at The Exchange TRX, a new experience-led lifestyle destination in the heart of the central business district. Stay tuned for more exciting news about this latest expansion.

Kimpton Kuala Lumpur opening in 2023

IHG has signed a management agreement with LQ Retail Sdn Bhd to open Malaysia’s first Kimpton hotel. The hotel will be located with an experience-led lifestyle destination called The Exchange TRX. The Exchange TRX is a 17-acre integrated development with the goal of being one of Asia’s leading lifestyle hubs.

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The new development includes a 10-acre rooftop park, luxury retail & dining, 3,800 residences, office space for 45,000 workers, and the Kimpton luxury hotel. It will open in phases from 2021 to 2025 as construction continues around the complex. The Kimpton Kuala Lumpur will be one of the middle phases with its scheduled opening in 2023.


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Guest experience at the Kimpton Kuala Lumpur

The Kimpton hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be a 471-room in the heart of The Exchange TRX. Guests will enjoy dining at three different food and beverage outlets. These dining options include a rooftop bar & restaurant and a cafe offering both deli and groceries. The rooftop deck also features an outdoor swimming pool.

The Bald Thoughts

It’s always exciting when a new Kimpton location is announced. I haven’t been to Kuala Lumpur yet, so the grand opening of the Kimpton Kuala Lumpur might be a great reason for my first visit. The Exchange TRX sounds like an incredible entertainment and shopping mecca and I couldn’t think of a better hotel brand to be in the middle of it all than Kimpton.

Are you excited about this new Kimpton hotel? Will you visit it when it opens in three years? I sure would love to.


  1. It sure sounds interesting. The 10 acre rooftop park will be ginormous and I’d love to see it. I visited KL in January for the first time, staying at the Grand Hyatt because of the (deserved) great reputation. I look forward to returning.

    • When I interviewed Grant for my podcast about Kuala Lumpur, it sounded incredible. Hopefully, we’ll be able to start traveling internationally again in time to be at the opening of this Kimpton. Hope all is well with you, Christian. It’s been too long since we’ve chatted.

        • Me too. I’m over Zoom right about now. Things are good, just trying to get ready for school with kids while balancing work and normal responsibilities. Been riding bikes around Nashville a lot more. It’s good to explore new areas on two wheels in the fresh air… in between the rain drops. haha


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