Kuala Lumpur's greenest hotel lets you get high (up in the sky)


February 20, 2017 | BY Daween Maan

At 275-metres high, Element Kuala Lumpur offers a vantage point like no other, with captivating views of the city as well the Klang Valley.

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A variety of elements came together for the debut of Marriot International’s environmentally conscious hotel chain – Element, in Kuala Lumpur.

Located in Ilham Tower on Jalan Binjai, less than a kilometre away from the Petronas Twin Towers, the hotel is designed to be green from the ground up, but has the added wow factor of being the highest hotel in the city.

The 275-metre high tower offers the hotel a vantage point like no other, with captivating views of the city as well as the Klang Valley, that can be enjoyed from any of its 252 guest rooms.

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Using sustainable construction materials as well as products and practices, Element Kuala Lumpur received its Green Building Index certification, featuring components like low flow rainfall and showerheads, 100% non-PVC flooring, energy efficient LED lighting, electric-vehicle charging stations, low volatile organic compounds paints and recycled-content carpeting.

The hotel will also have a 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary Bikes to Borrow for guests, a holistically designed spa, an indoor swimming pool and 162 square metres of meeting rooms.

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Visitors and guests can also check out the hotel’s healthy all-day dining restaurant TRACE, as well as Ilham Gallery – the art gallery also housed in the tower.

Inspired by Westin Hotels and Resorts, the Element brand continues to grow with plans and work already underway for dozens of hotels all across the world.

Element KL opens its doors to guests in April of 2017, although it is now open for bookings. For more information, visit the hotel’s official website.