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KUALA LUMPUR-The first-ever Westin Hotel in Malaysia is up and running this week here. The 450-room Westin Kuala Lumpur also marks the 120th property for the upscale brand, which is controlled by publilcy traded Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Located on Jalan Bukit Bintang, the main shopping and entertainment thoroughfare in the city, the property is owned (and was developed) by Ireka Corporation Berhad, one of Malaysia’s largest construction and development companies. It is the first deluxe hotel to open in the city in the last six years.

The five-star Westin Kuala Lumpur has 384 rooms and 68 executive residences. Amenities include two restaurants, a 6,500-sf grand ballroom, 12 meeting rooms and an Executive Club Lounge with 24-hour broadband Internet access.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is an owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with 740 properties in more than 80 countries. Ireka Corporation Berhad is listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. The company’s core businesses include construction, property development, hospitality & leisure and e-commerce & IT.

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