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:
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)