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Building On A Proud Legacy

The Star Online – From multi-outlet sushi joints to high-end internationally renowned brands, Malaysian consumers have long been captivated by the novelty of dining on raw fish and fresh seafood that is so closely associated with Japanese cuisine. Walk into any mall, and there will be one, if not a few, Japanese restaurant that will be brimming with people waiting in line for a seat. But few locally-founded chains have managed to match up to the legacy of and connection to the Japanese food scene quite like Kampachi.
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New In Malaysia: 9 Hotels For A ‘Suite’ Staycation In 2019

Malaysia Tatler – In anticipation of its soft opening in March 2019, all eyes are on the sleek new interiors of EQ, formerly known as Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur. Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this 5-star luxury hotel promises a pampering spot to retreat after a day of shopping and entertainment in the city’s Golden Triangle.
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Best Japanese Restaurant Award by Time Out KL: 9th time in 10 years!

Kampachi has once again been named Best Japanese Restaurant in the annual Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards! Kampachi has received the recognition by Time Out KL and its readers for 9 times out of the 10 years these awards have been held. It is certainly an unprecedented achievement – among all the restaurants across all the categories, no other establishment has done this.
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Seductive Food And Wine Pairings

The Star Online – At the forefront of fine dining trends, The View at Hotel Equatorial Penang offers outstanding French cuisine enhanced with matching wines while diners feast their eyes on stunning city scapes.
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Hotel Continues Quest For A Cleaner Penang

The Star Online – Some 80 volunteers took part in a community walk and cleanup programme along Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang to mark Hotel Equatorial Penang’s 28th anniversary.
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Greatest Squash Player: Jahangir Khan & Nicol David Voted Number 1

After thousands of votes from squash fans all around the world, Jahangir Khan & Nicol David were voted Number 1. Hotel Equatorial is proud to have teamed up with Datuk Nicol since May 2000.
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Kampachi, Best Japanese Restaurant by Time Out KL Food & Drink Awards 2017

Time Out KL announced their Food & Drink Awards 2017 winners list on 28 November 2017. Kampachi @ The Troika is the best for Japanese. The nominees in this category were all of high caliber, which included Nobu, and Taka by Saito Sushi. We congratulate the team of Kampachi Restaurants for this prestigious accolade and we celebrate this achievement with you.
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Nicol David, the Serena Williams of Squash, Blends in With U.S. Crowds

A great article by Benjamin Norman for The New York Times on Datuk Nicol David. Read it here. Hotel Equatorial is proud to have teamed up with Datuk Nicol since May 2000.
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Colormen Salon – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou

On 1st November 2016, Hotel Equatorial Shanghai hosted the “Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou” exhibition.
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Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in September 2016

On 14 September 2016, the hotel celebrated its 20th anniversary with pomp and splendour, where invited dignitaries, loyal customers, suppliers and long standing friends of the hotel, were treated to a 5-star entertaining show.
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