The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will be the headquarter hotel for the Wharton Global Forum Kuala Lumpur. Nestled in the heart of the Golden Triangle shopping and entertainment district, the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and surrounded by the lush tropical gardens of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park.
Only a 60-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and klia2) and a short walk away from some of the city’s premier destinations, enjoy all that Kuala Lumpur has to offer and visit the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, Aquaria KLCC, Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, and more.
About Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia offers an eclectic mix of cultures, wonders and attractions. Home to centuries of rich cultural history spanning multiple nationalities and religions, the country is a melting pot of various races. Malaysia is truly a country that epitomizes Asia.
Such diversity is also extended to the landscape. Feel the rhythm of vivacious cities and serene countryside. Marvel at centuries-old rainforests and caves, idyllic beaches and colourful reefs. Savor mouth-watering culinary specialties, from spicy to sweet to exotic. Listen to the delights of shoppers over incredible bargains at quaint night markets or world-class malls. Bask in the fragrance of stunning flora and pure, invigorating air. And enjoy the warm hospitality of the friendly and engaging Malaysians.
At the same time, Malaysia combines all of those with the best of East Asian economic development. The country has fully embraced the technological age with heavy investment in modern infrastructure. Malaysia boasts two of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and a huge “cyber” center for computer businesses. Its transport network system is among the best in the region. This is a country where the old and the new sit side by side, where ancient traditions blend beautifully with the modern setting of the urban landscape.
Enjoying direct air links from almost every major city from all corners of the globe, Kuala Lumpur is a gateway to Malaysia’s fascinating destinations. Just like the ancient Malay empire of the past, Kuala Lumpur’s commercial center is a grand meeting place for merchants and travelers from all over the world.
Kuala Lumpur brings together Malaysia’s past and present, as characterized by the sight of the evocative British colonial buildings amid the city’s bustling streets and its shining, modern office towers. One of Southeast Asia’s most impressive and energetic capitals, the city has grown over the course of the last century from a sleepy tin mining colony to a glittering global cosmopolitan hub. The Malaysian metropolis has weathered the turn-of-the-millennium Asian economic crises and continues to develop, its optimism symbolized by the iconic thrust of the ultra-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
Home to some of Southeast Asia’s biggest and most prestigious shopping malls, Kuala Lumpur is a popular shopping destination for both locals and international visitors. Kuala Lumpur is a city full of wonderful sights, lively neighborhoods, magnificent architecture and rich culture.
Peninsular Malaysia’s transportation network is diverse with extensive roadways stretching over 63,445km, including 1,630km of expressways. Its main highway extends over 800km, from the Thai border all the way to Singapore.
Buses and taxis are the most popular form of transportation. Express buses and regional buses connect many towns and cities to each other. Buses connecting towns and cities charge fares according to the distance covered.
Taxis are the most widely and easily available form of transportation. City taxis operate by meter and may be hired from taxi stands, hailed by roadside or called through a radiophone paging system. There are also minivan-type taxis for carrying larger parties.
Light Rapid Transit (LRT) and KL Monorail provide inner-city public transportation for Kuala Lumpur, serving businesses, hotels and shopping districts, as well as major parts of greater Kuala Lumpur. Fares are more affordable than taxis and will connect with other LRT and train networks at KL Sentral.
The fastest way to travel to and from the airport is the new KLIA Ekspres. This non-stop service takes less than 30 minutes and ends at KL Sentral. Cost is RM35 each way.
Malaysia’s climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity. Temperatures are approximately 32 to 36 degrees Celsius (89 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, while nights are somewhat cooler at 22 to 24 degrees Celsius (71 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Standard Time (MYT) is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Voltage is 220 to 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second, adaptable to standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets.
This is a charge over and above the cost of goods or services imposed by business in a bill. This is normally applied in the hospitality industry and the normal rate is 10%.
A Goods and Services Tax is levied on most goods and services, but a tourist refund is available. For more information, please click here.
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