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EQ is the latest milestone in the saga of one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic hospitality names. The original Hotel Equatorial opened its doors in 1973 and gained its reputation as a premier five-star destination. Hotel Equatorial later closed its doors in 2012 for redevelopment and reopened in March 2019 to make way for a bigger, better, all-new successor.

The magnificent 52-storey tower has taken its place in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s famed Golden Triangle. It is the centrepiece of the new Equatorial Plaza, which offers 440 guestrooms and suites with luxurious amenities and impressive city views from every vantage point. Being in close proximity to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, makes EQ a preferred hotel for attendees. The hotel itself can accommodate meetings, seminars, events and banquets of many sizes with its ten meeting and banquet rooms and the unique 1,025 SQM Diamond Ballroom and Gallery.

On level 29, Sanctum Wellness is an entire floor dedicated to fitness and wellness, which includes the gym and spa, the 25-metre infinity pool, a large vitality pool, the Himalayan salt sauna and an aromatherapy steam room. Sky51 on the 51st floor features Sabayon, a restaurant offering contemporary European cuisine, and Blue, an open-air rooftop bar and lounge.

Since its debut in 2019, the hotel’s strategy to create new hospitality standards has proven to be the most rewarding. Notable accolades include:

  • TripAdvisor No.1 hotel in Kuala Lumpur and Travellers’ Choice Award from 2019 – 2022
  • Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards for Best of Award of Excellence – Sky 51 Sabayon from 2019 – 2022
  • Malaysia Institute of Interior Design (MIID) REKA Awards 2019, Design Excellence in the Food & Beverage category: Gold for Sky51 Sabayon, Silver for Sky51 Blue and Bronze for Kampachi
  • Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2019 by the Construction Industry Development Berhad for The Best Project Award for A Major Project Building – Equatorial Plaza
  • Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 for Best New Hotel in Asia-Pacific
  • StarProperty Awards 2020 for The Creative Touch Award (City Hotel) for Excellence in the best interior design
  • TripAdvisor Best of the Best 2021, No. 7 Best Picture-Perfect Worldwide for Sky51 Sabayon
  • Travel + Leisure Asia’s Best Awards 2022 for No. 1 Best City Hotels in Malaysia
ABOUT US

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TRAVELLER TIPS
HOTEL INFORMATION
DESTINATION
TRAVELLER TIPS
HOTEL INFORMATION

DESTINATION

Kuala Lumpur comprises a fascinating blend of gleaming skyscrapers and modern shopping complexes along with many fine examples of colonial architecture, as well as landmark structures such as KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers. Like the country itself, Kuala Lumpur, or “KL” as it is known locally, is a vibrant mix of cultures, races and religions. It even boasts its own Chinatown and “Little India”. KL offers a myriad of dining and entertainment options, cultural attractions, and beautiful parks showcasing the lush tropical landscape. While Malaysia’s federal administrative capital is located 45 minutes south in Putrajaya, KL remains the country’s commercial and financial hub, as well as its largest city, with a population of 1.8 million.

TRAVELLER TIPS

Money and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at banks and money changers. Major credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa, JCB and American Express are accepted at EQ and other major hotels, restaurants and department stores. Check on the acceptance of your credit card before making your purchase. Cash, however, is needed for transport, small purchases or rural areas. The Ringgit Malaysia is not traded nor exchanged in the international market and it is advisable to change back to your preferred currency before departing Malaysia.

HOTEL INFORMATION

  • Check-in at 3PM and check-out at 12PM
  • Electrical supply is 240V with rectangular pin plug points
  • Valet service and self-parking
  • Complimentary electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located at L2
    • 4 stations AC 7.4kW
  • Taxi and limousine service
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Only non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets and durians are not allowed
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • All major credit cards are accepted
  • Our Fact Sheet (PDF)

DESTINATION

Kuala Lumpur comprises a fascinating blend of gleaming skyscrapers and modern shopping complexes along with many fine examples of colonial architecture, as well as landmark structures such as KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers. Like the country itself, Kuala Lumpur, or “KL” as it is known locally, is a vibrant mix of cultures, races and religions. It even boasts its own Chinatown and “Little India”. KL offers a myriad of dining and entertainment options, cultural attractions, and beautiful parks showcasing the lush tropical landscape. While Malaysia’s federal administrative capital is located 45 minutes south in Putrajaya, KL remains the country’s commercial and financial hub, as well as its largest city, with a population of 1.8 million.

TRAVELLER TIPS

Money and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at banks and money changers. Major credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa, JCB and American Express are accepted at EQ and other major hotels, restaurants and department stores. Check on the acceptance of your credit card before making your purchase. Cash, however, is needed for transport, small purchases or rural areas. The Ringgit Malaysia is not traded nor exchanged in the international market and it is advisable to change back to your preferred currency before departing Malaysia.

HOTEL INFORMATION

  • Check-in at 3PM and check-out at 12PM
  • Electrical supply is 240V with rectangular pin plug points
  • Valet service and self-parking
  • Taxi and limousine service
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Only non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets and durians are not allowed
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • All major credit cards are accepted\
  • Our Fact Sheet (PDF)

What's Nearby

EQ's prime location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur means you are an easy walk to Golden Triangle's most popular attractions and venues e.g. Pavilion, Suria KLCC, KL Convention Centre, Changkat Bukit Bintang, and so much more. Everything is conveniently close by, whether it's shopping, sightseeing, restaurants or nightlife. To get around even quicker, the easiest option is by KL Monorail. The station is minutes via a covered walkway and connects you to the city's entire light rail network (rapid KL)