By EQ on April 10, 2019


KUALA LUMPUR, 9 April 2019 – The Hotel Equatorial Group is proud to announce the return of an iconic name within Kuala Lumpur’s hotel industry. Carrying a new identity, EQ marks a continuing chapter for the Hotel Equatorial brand that embodies high standards of service and hospitality it has established over the years.

“EQ will introduce a modern and sophisticated persona, while at the same time evoking a familiar charm and neighbourliness,” said Robert Lagerwey, General Manager of EQ. “The original Hotel Equatorial KL was a prominent hotel at the forefront of the Malaysian hotel and tourism scene for decades.  We look forward to continuing that legacy through EQ,” he explained.

Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur along Jalan Sultan Ismail, EQ is just a walk from points of interest such as KLCC, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL Tower, Pavilion, and many more.


The new EQ proudly stands at 52 storeys in the heart of the city, adorned with a unique mosaic of steel strips against glass that also serves as an energy-saving method. The hotel comprises of 440 rooms and suites as well as numerous options for events, conferences and corporate meetings alike. One of the highlights is an impressive 2-tier Diamond Ballroom, inspired by world-famous opera halls – the perfect venue for both grand weddings and corporate events.

One of the many highlights of the new EQ is the introduction of first-rate services such as Sanctum, a luxurious spa and wellness centre on the 28th floor, allowing hotel guests to unwind and rejuvenate. In addition, EQ introduces the all-new, eye-popping Blue at Sky51 bar and Sabayon, featuring Continental cuisine—both on the 51st floor, and offering a stunning view of the KL skyline.

Guests can also expect to see some familiar restaurant names returning to EQ, such as Kampachi, an award-winning Japanese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur; Étoile, a contemporary street café; while looking forward to some tantalising newcomers like Nipah, an all-day dining restaurant; and Bottega Lounge, a wine lounge promising to please both loyal Hotel Equatorial patrons and attract a whole new generation of discerning clientele.

Since the closure of Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur in 2012, the Group continued to build the brand through its various other popular destinations including Melaka, Penang, and Ho Chi Minh City. It had always been a forward-thinking decision made by the Hotel Equatorial group when they saw an opportunity to reinvent the brand through EQ as it evokes a more modern and sophisticated persona.

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