Founded Date 01/01/1973
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EQ is the latest milestone in the saga of one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic hospitality names. The original Hotel Equatorial opened its doors in 1973, and gained its reputation as a premier five-star destination. Hotel Equatorial later closed its doors in 2012 for redevelopment, and reopened in March 2019, to make way for a bigger, better, all-new successor.
Quickly rising to #1 on Tripadvisor in September 2019, the new EQ is a magnificent 52-storey tower that has taken its place in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s famed Golden Triangle. It is the centrepiece of the new Equatorial Plaza, which offers 440 guestrooms and suites with luxurious amenities and impressive city views from every vantage point.
For business functions and special events, EQ provides ten meeting and banquet rooms, as well as the 1,025 SQM Diamond Ballroom and Gallery. On level 29, Sanctum Wellness is an entire floor dedicated to fitness and wellness, which includes the gym and spa, the 25-metre infinity pool, a large vitality pool, the Himalayan salt sauna and aromatherapy steam room. Sky51 on the 51st floor features Sabayon, a restaurant offering contemporary European cuisine, and Blue, an open-air rooftop bar and lounge.