The Star

Modern Thai hospitality comes to Kuala Lumpur

ONYX Hospitality Group and S P Setia Bhd have teamed up to introduce a new property in Kuala Lumpur.

Located in Setia KL Eco City along Jalan Bangsar, Amari Kuala Lumpur offers city experiences for pragmatic travellers.

The 252-room hotel offers four dining experiences and facilities, such as an infinity pool overlooking the city skyline and a fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art equipment for a good workout.

The hotel is within walking distance to a few malls and is also directly connected to the Abdullah Hukum LRT/KTM station, with easy access to Kuala Lumpur City Centre as well as the many shopping and entertainment hubs in the city.

Setia KL Eco City Mall is a five-minute walk away, as are The Gardens Mall and Mid Valley Megamall, which are conveniently connected via a bridge walkway.

At the soft launch of the hotel, Onyx Hospitality Group chief executive officer Yuthachai Charanachitta said, “The opening of Amari Kuala Lumpur marks our continuing commitment to Malaysia, which is soon to be home to all three of our core Onyx brands.

“We are also proud to have S P Setia Bhd as a trusted partner, in bringing our brand of Thai hospitality experience to Penang and now Kuala Lumpur.”

S P Setia Bhd president and chief executive officer Datuk Choong Kai Wai said, “The opening of Amari Spice in Penang and Amari Kuala Lumpur in Setia KL Eco City marks the brand’s first hotels under its portfolio.

“Amari is a flagship brand of Onyx Hospitality Group with a rich and long-standing heritage of over 55 years, and we are confident that the brand will add value to our developments.”

Designed by the award-winning Blu Water Studio Sdn Bhd, the interiors of Amari Kuala Lumpur draw inspiration from ecology and evolution, aiming to provide guests a space to reawaken their senses.

Breathing life into each space are vivid and seamless greenery.

Amari Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant and bar concepts include the signature all-day dining Amaya Food Gallery, inspired by Asia’s hawker stalls and interactive street foods, featuring live cooking stations serving a variety of cuisines infused with local and Thai flavours.

Refreshing cocktails and drinks are best enjoyed at Amaya Bar’s al-fresco seating.

Boasting elegantly whimsical interiors, Cascade offers a range of selected teas and barista coffee along with pastries.

The Cellar is an exclusive private space for wine lovers. Shelves in the private room are brimming with a wide selection of wines, whiskey, brandy and other spirits.

Amari Kuala Lumpur’s four meeting and events spaces on the second floor include a 220sq ft ballroom for up to 200 guests and a business lounge for boardroom meetings.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, the hotel sets the perfect stage with flexible spaces, seating and a stage for any event.

Amari Spice in Penang and Amari Kuala Lumpur are jointly owned by Onyx Hospitality Group and S P Setia Bhd, and managed by the former.