Marriott International debuts the Element Hotels brand in Southeast Asia, with the opening of 252-key Element Kuala Lumpur.

Designed by Foster+Partners, the hotel is housed within Ilham Tower, making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel; it is Green Building Index (GBI) certified with eco-friendly design and best practices including a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality carbon dioxide monitor and energy-efficient LED lighting. Built green from the ground-up, the hotel incorporates sustainable design and eco-friendly practices from the beginning.

“Element Kuala Lumpur marks an important milestone for the brand as the first in Southeast Asia. We are happy to work in partnership with IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd who also recognizes the need to respond to the evolving expectations of travellers today,” says Rivero Delgado, Marriott International’s market vice president, Singapore, Malaysia & The Maldives.  “We are thrilled to introduce our 14th brand to Malaysia and specifically to Kuala Lumpur, a city that perfectly embodies the qualities of the Element brand – alive, smart and balanced.”

In addition to the 132 studio units, the hotel offers one, two and three-bedroom suites equipped with kitchenettes.

Guests to have fresh produce delivered straight to their door to prepare their own home-cooked meals, or have a private chef cook for them within the comfort of their suite’s kitchenette. Says Ramesh Ganeson, general manager of Element Kuala Lumpur, “The emphasis placed on wellness and sustainability makes guests feel as if they are at home, making short-term and extended stay guests equally comfortable.” Situated at the heart of all the action on Jalan Binjai, the hotel is near embassies, corporate offices and within walking distance to Suria KLCC shopping centre as well as the capital city’s iconic landmark, Petronas Twin Towers. (