March 16, 2022

Aside from its standing as Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the nation’s biggest economic contributor and main business centre, home to many corporate offices across finance, insurance, real estate, technology and media. 

The metropolis is home to numerous skyscrapers, internationally renowned hotels and luxurious shopping malls. Over the years, KL has emerged as one of the most popular city destinations for both business and leisure travel in the region.

Similar to the rest of the world, the hotel industry in KL has had to navigate the challenges brought  about by the pandemic. However, strong economic growth and the Malaysian government’s robust plan to reopen its borders to international travel and revitalize its tourism industry, coupled with improving fundamentals and notable infrastructure developments in the pipeline, make KL’s hotel market a prime candidate for investment in 2022 and beyond.

This report analyses the latest developments around reopening plans and initiatives to boost the tourism industry, identifies key growth opportunities for KL, evaluates hotel performance and supply, and explores our overall outlook for KL’s hotel market.

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Key Contacts


Steve Carroll
Head of Hotels & Hospitality
Capital Markets Asia Pacific
+65 9179 1439
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Junrong Teo
Associate Director
Hotels & Hospitality Asia Pacific
+65 9691 3401
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Thu Tran
Senior Analyst
Hotels & Hospitality Asia Pacific
+65 9233 7417
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