Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is preparing for the opening this year with several key appointments recently.

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, currently Malaysia’s second tallest skyscraper after the Petronas Twin Towers, is set to open this year.

The hotel recently announced several leadership appointments, with general manager Tom Roelens joining for the mid-2018 launch.

The new appointments are Four Seasons veterans, namely Vinod Narayan, Junious Dickerson and Nelson Hilton, and industry experts KellieNg and Tengku Badariah. They will be overseeing the day-to-day operations as the hotel prepares for the opening.

Four Seasons Hotel will offer a sophisticated urban complement to its existing resort property in Malaysia, the award-winning Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. It will introduce a new level of prestige to the Golden Triangle neighbourhood in the KL skyline, offering intimate and personalised hospitality.

The 209-room hotel’s target markets are international travellers and local luxury seekers.

The hotel is part of the RM3 billion 65-storey Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur - a 1.5 million sq ft integrated development owned by Venus Assets Sdn Bhd and located next to the Petronas Twin Towers.

Four Seasons Place comprises the Four Seasons Hotel, as well as 242 units of private residences and 27 serviced apartments atop a250,000 sq ft six-floor upscale retail mall.

NST Property had reported previously that Malaysians bought the majority of the private residences at Four Seasons Place, which were transacted at a record RM3,000 per square foot (psf).

At RM3,000 psf, this means that the typical units (1,098 sq ft to 3,843 sq ft) were sold at between RM3 million and RM12 million, while the duplexes (6,512 sq ft to 7,039 sq ft) were offered at more than RM20 million each.

The two penthouses (11,984 sq ft) are worth about RM38 million each and it remains unknown if they have been sold.

Venus Assets is a boutique real estate development firm controlled by Ipoh - born Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng, businessman Tan Sri Syed Yusof Syed Nasir and the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Ong has a long-standing relationship with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He owns several Four Seasons properties worldwide.

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