World Travel Awards: Hilton Kuala Lumpur wins big in Malaysia


Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s upper upscale 5-star hotel has once again been honored the winning title of ‘Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel’ and ‘Malaysia’s Leading Hotel Suite’ category at the recent World Travel AwardsTM held at Hong Kong.

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These awards showcase Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s continued winning streak as becoming the most awarded hotel in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, becoming repeat winners and taking the title of ‘Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel’ for its fourth year and ‘Malaysia’s Leading Hotel Suite Award’ for a consecutive second year.

Jamie Mead, regional general manager, Malaysia said, “Even being nominated for these awards is an incredible honor, particularly given the extraordinary strength of the field this year. No words can describe how honored we are to have won these reputable awards. We at Hilton Kuala Lumpur will continue to go the extra mile to deliver outstanding performances with sheer determination and hard work. Our guests have placed us at the top of the market as the leading business hotel, and we intend to continue delivering great experiences to each and every guest who walks through our doors.”

The ultimate lifestyle hotel, Hilton Kuala Lumpur houses 510 stylish guest rooms and suites, gastronomical excellence, an elegant spa, and magnificent event space in the heart of the vibrant KL Sentral area.

Mead further commented, “This recognition is the best honor we can ask for and our team is genuinely invested in making sure our guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay, whether they are on vacation or business.”

To date Hilton Kuala Lumpur has received the following awards:

  • World Travel Awards 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel — Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia’s Leading Hotel Suite — Presidential Suite at Hilton Kuala Lumpu
  • Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2018 and 2017
  • Best Business Hotel in Malaysia
  • Best Lifestyle Hotel in Malaysia
  • Best City Hotel in Malaysia
  • Best Restaurant Hotel in Malaysia
  • Going Places Magazine Award 2017 and 2016
  • Best 5 Star Hotel
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 and 2016
  • Luxury Business Hotel
  • Luxury City Hotel
  • Business Traveler Awards 2017
  • Best Business Hotel
  • Malaysia Tatler’s Best Dining Restaurants 2017
  • Chambers Bar & Grill
  • Vasco’s
  • Chynna
  • Iketeru


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