The earliest recorded Hotels in Kuala Lumpur started in 1915, when a country home situated along the banks of the Klang River outside Kuala Lumpur was refurbished to create the first Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This Hotel was known as the Eastern Hotel located at 26, Jalan Ampang. The development of hotels in Kuala Lumpur was very slow during the time, mostly only to cater to the British officers who made their official visits to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore or Perak.
Then in 1932, Majestic Hotel was built near Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, with its 51 room the Majestic Hotel was the first modern hotel to be constructed in Kuala Lumpur. It has been used by the German Consulate during World War 1. Its location which was very near to Kuala Lumpur Railway station, has made the Majestic Hotel immediately became a major hit with both the colonial elite and local notables.
In 1957 Federal Hotel situated at 34 Jalan Bukit Bintang was built. Unfortunately, the hotel that was planned to be developed as early as 1955 by Low Yat Construction Company Berhad had to be put temporarily on hold due lack of financial revenue. But Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the first Malaysia Prime Minister helped to revive this project because Kuala Lumpur was seen badly in needed of an international class hotel. Hence for Independent ceremony. Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur officially opened three days before 31 August 1957.
After Malaysia received independence from the British in 1957 and Kuala Lumpur was declared as Malaysia’s capital city in 1972, the number of hotels in Kuala Lumpur started to increase to meet the demand from local and foreign businessman.
Hotels in Kuala Lumpur History Timeline
- 1959 – Merlin Hotel – 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, now known as Concorde Hotel.
- 1972 – Kuala Lumpur Hilton – Jalan Sultan Ismail – this 36 storey Hotel located at a hill top was the tallest building and Hotel in Kuala Lumpur after its completion. The hotel is known as Mutiara Hotel, the hotel was closed since 2nd January 2013.
- 1973 – Holiday Inn – Jalan Pinang.
- 1973 – Hotel Equatorial – Jalan Sultan Ismail.
- 1974 – Regent of Kuala Lumpur – Jalan Imbi
After 95 years, the number of hotels in Kuala Lumpur has rapidly increased, the historic shop lots and private buildings in Kuala Lumpur were also seen being converted to become budget hotels and back packer hostel. It was landscaped to cater to the demand in the tourism industry, to give tourist choices of stay from the ultra modern 5 star hotels to very clean and convenient budget hotels.
Choosing The Best Hotels to Stay in Kuala Lumpur
The best Hotels in Kuala Lumpur to stay is not base on review by their previous customer. We choose three most popular area among tourist to stay in Kuala Lumpur. The Hotels listed below has a very high standard according to International Hotel Rating.
Hotels Near Bukit Bintang Area
Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur well know as entertainment and shopping district of Kuala Lumpur. If the tourist like to do light all day activity such Foot and Body Massage, trying local Chinese street food in Kuala Lumpur, shopping, the night market and visiting the Bar. Hotels near Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur will be the perfect location to stay. Tourist has an access to public transport such Monorail, Taxi Service, Hop On Hop Off buses and Go Kuala Lumpur free buses service.
List of The Hotel Near Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
- Wolo Hotel
- Grand Millennium
- JW Marriot
- Park Royal Hotel
- Capitol Hotel
- Dorsett Regency
- Westin Hotel
- Melia Hotel
- Istana Hotel
Hotels Near PETRONAS Twin Towers Area KLCC
PETRONAS Twin Towers situated in KLCC also known as Kuala Lumpur City Center established in 1993. KLCC area consists Hotels, Park, Convention Center, Shopping Mall and Offices. If the tourist is looking for the Hotel with classy and fancy looking area, Hotels located in KLCC area is the best place to stay. Hotels in this area very popular among the business community due its located within walking distance to Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Tourist has an access to public transport such LRT system situated in Suria Shopping Mall, Taxi service, Park with fountain and Jogging Track, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
List of The Hotels Near PETRONAS Twin Towers
- Grand Hyatt
- Ascott Hotel
- Darby Park
- Traders Hotel
- Intercontinental Hotel
- Maya Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel
- The Zon Hotel
- Renaissance Hotel
Hotels Near China Town Kuala Lumpur
China Town Kuala Lumpur is a combination few row of shop located on Jalan Sultan, Petaling Street, Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Tun Cheng Lock. If the tourist looking for cheap with basic facility Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Hotels near China Town will the correct choice. Besides budget Hotels, there are few Backpackers Hostels can be found near China Town Kuala Lumpur. China town has a trademark for its night market selling fake merchandise and street food.
List of The Hotels Near China Town Kuala Lumpur
- 5 Element Hotel
- Ancasa Hotel
- D Oriental Inn
- Swiss Inn
- Hotel China Town
- Hotel Geo
- My City Hotel
List of the best Hotels in Kuala Lumpur base on location, it’s only for tourist reference. Tourist should do homework before deciding to choose the right location to stay suitable for their budget and things to do in Kuala Lumpur.