Hooi Khaw & Su - Fifty years has flown by since Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur opened its doors on 27 December 1973 and established itself to be one of the leading hotels in the region. Now as EQ Kuala Lumpur, this milestone continues to be celebrated, with a limited edition time-piece by Seiko in a collaboration with Thong Sia Malaysia, the sole distributor of the renowned watch brand.
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 July 2023 – EQ wins #1 in Travel + Leisure's The World's Best Awards 2023 for city hotels in Malaysia. This award-winning property holds the prestigious title of being the top-ranked city hotel in Malaysia in the T+L's Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023.
FirstClasse – When a new wave of modern hotels significantly altered the hospitality scene in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s, Equatorial Hotel was among the first to open its doors—with its 300 guest rooms and a number of influential historical restaurants—forming a cluster in the Golden Triangle that helped usher in a new era of hospitality in Malaysia.
Fast forward to 50 years later, the iconic hotel is celebrating its Golden Jubilee, and a year-long series of festivities will be held to mark the occasion.
Jamaica, 19 May 2023 - At the annual Preferred Global Conference in Jamaica, CEO Lindsey Ueberroth and President Michelle Woodley of Preferred Hotels & Resorts announced the winners, and EQ garnered Hotel of the Year – Asia Pacific.
The Edge Markets - Equatorial Plaza has received the Green Building Index (GBI) Gold certification, according to a press release on Feb 3. The 52-storey building comprises Grade A office spaces as well as the 5-star EQ Kuala Lumpur hotel.
Southeast Asia Building - The Green Building Index (GBI) Gold certification of Equatorial Plaza makes EQ the first Kuala Lumpur hotel to receive this notable recognition. Assessment by GBI consists of six criteria: Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Sustainable Site Planning & Management, Materials & Resources, Water Efficiency, and Innovation.
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Part 3: In the final instalment, we discuss where F&B design is going and how it ought to evolve
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EatDrink – Beloved by countless diners for years, Golden Phoenix, in KL’s old Equatorial Hotel, was among the city’s most famed and beloved Chinese restaurants. Of course, the old Equatorial is no more, but just like its namesake phoenix, the beautiful EQ has arisen, and each year, they bring the legacy of the Golden Phoenix back to life, with dishes directly sourced from the cherished menu archives of the iconic restaurant.