Words by Corina Tan
PAKROYAL COLLECTION Hotels and Resorts is a sustainability focused brand designed with a sense of responsibility and care towards the environment. Launched under the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur joins the rank of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, which has been consistently awarded ‘World’s Leading Green City Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards, and PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, winner of the ‘World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021’ by World Travel Mart.
Featuring a vertical garden façade, incorporating sky planters, roof terraces showcasing 13,000 square feet of foliage and a host of green features, the opening marks Pan Pacific Hotels Groups latest offering for the modern conscious traveller.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur exudes inspiring design through its earthy tones and wooden finishes, a signature of the PARKROYAL COLLECTION brand. Providing a lifestyle experience within a luxurious setting, its architecture and interiors are helmed by the world-renowned DP Architects and FDAT – the design practice behind PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore. Beneath its biophilic design, the hotel features environmentally conscious operations including sustainable bathroom amenities, biodegradable packaging, filtered drinking water solution in every guestroom, and a food waste management system.
Thyme, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant with a gastronomical theatre concept, serves up authentic Asian and International cuisines using sustainably sourced local seasonal ingredients. Guests can also relax in The Botanist Lounge & Bar, a modern lifestyle space that draws inspiration from nature and unwind under the stars at Skye Chill pool bar. PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur will also have a holistic wellness floor comprising a St Gregory spa, a modern gymnasium and fitness studio, as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
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Located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, the 527-room hotel opens within a multi complex that also houses Pan Pacific Service Suites, Kuala Lumpur, offering long-stay guests the convenience of the city coupled with the graceful and sincere service Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is known for.
Mr Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said, “We are proud to grow our footprint of sustainable hospitality beyond Singapore. Our opening of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur is timely as travellers are pursuing new experiences that can reconnect them with nature and rejuvenate their being. In our global expansion, Pan Pacific Hotels Group continues to push for more eco-conscious hospitality experiences around the world.”