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Hotel Indigo: Green Getaways in KL
18 November 2020 | Written by Chris Alexander

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced it will debut the Indigo brand in Kuala Lumpur, with a new eco-friendly property slated to open in 2023. Part of a landmark deal with Techvance Properties Management, IHG’s latest project will offer travellers a blend of comfort, class and sustainable accommodation with a connection to nature. 

“All of our guests, whether they are staying for leisure or business, will be offered a unique mix of rainforest relaxation alongside the delights of the city, which is just minutes away,” explains Serena Lim, who is vice president of development for Southeast Asia and Korea at IHG. “We want to offer everyone who stays with us not only a memorable trip, but also an experience they will remember for many years to come,” she added. 

Located at the foot of Bukit Nanas and benefitting from panoramic natural scenery, Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park will also accentuate the iconic architecture of KL. Both the KL Tower and KL Forest Eco Park are situated nearby, offering guests a range of options for urban exploration, daytrips and wildlife encounters into the surrounding area. 

Featuring a total of 180 rooms, Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park will add to the architectural heritage of the city, while also giving it a modern twist. The property is being built according to cutting-edge sustainability features, with planning, design and construction focused heavily on the use of reclaimed materials and energy-saving technology. Once operational, the hotel will also be plastic straw-free, with bulk amenities provided for all guestrooms. 

The green credentials of the hotel will also be reflected in its connection to nature. The project is working to a remit that involves ‘bringing the forest inside’ – connecting the property to one of Malaysia’s oldest forest reserves; plans include an interactive Green Wall in the lobby and a Secret Garden, designed to provide guests with natural serenity during their stay.  

IHG is one of the world’s largest and most successful hotel groups, with nearly 884,000 rooms and 5,900 hotels in over 100 countries worldwide. The group has shown its robustness in spite of Covid-19 slowdowns and continues to grow, with more than 1,900 properties currently under development. IHG has five hotels operating across four brands in Malaysia, including InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express, with a further 10 in the pipeline. There are already 76 IHG properties operational across Southeast Asia, with another 75 slated to open within the next five years.