Hilton Kota Kinabalu Welcomes Guests in the Heart of Sabah


Hilton tannounced the grand launching of Hilton Kota Kinabalu, a 305-room hotel located in the center of Sabah’s capital city on 18th March 2017. An urban melting pot of Southeast Asian culture, Kota Kinabalu has emerged as a growing resort destination for local and international travelers alike due to its unparalleled access to Borneo’s pristine beaches, rugged mountain ranges and incredible


“Borneo has long attracted visitors seeking a vacation out of the ordinary,” said Sean Wooden,

vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “At Hilton, we are always looking to

be in the destinations that matter most to our guests, and with the opening of Hilton Kota

Kinabalu, we are well positioned to deliver our award-winning hospitality from the gateway to

this beautiful island.”

Hilton Kota Kinabalu is only 300 meters from Kota Kinabalu’s newest landmark – Plaza Shell,

Sabah’s first fully green building. The hotel is also near the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Islands,

Kota Kinabalu Observatory Tower, and several restaurants and shops at the city’s Waterfront

complex. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is approximately nine kilometers from Kota Kinabalu

International Airport and 90 kilometers from the Kinabalu National Park – home to Mount

Kinabalu, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tallest mountain in the

Premier Executive Room

Inspired by Borneo’s unique biodiversity, Hilton Kota Kinabalu’s design features an intriguing

fusion of nature and art, resulting in an authentic, minimalist decor that creates a calm and

reflective contemporary guest experience. All 305 guest rooms and suites are equipped with

motion sensing technology that controls lighting and air conditioning, modern furnishings and

ergonomically-designed workspaces while featuring picturesque views of either the

mountainside or vibrant city and sea.

“The opening of Hilton Kota Kinabalu underscores our commitment to growing our presence

across Malaysia, situated in destinations where our guests and travelers want to visit,” said

William Costley, vice president, operations, South East Asia & India, Hilton. “As tourism in

Borneo continues to rise, attracting visitors with its natural beauty and rich culture, I am

confident that Hilton Kota Kinabalu is poised to exceed the expectations of our guests by

providing exceptional hospitality that is synonymous to Hilton.”


In addition to the hotel’s bar, Club Bar, that is expected to open in third quarter of this year,

guests at Hilton Kota Kinabalu can enjoy three exciting dining concepts:

 Urban Kitchen is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant that offers a globally-inspired

selection of cuisine including local specialties prepared in an open kitchen with live

cooking stations.

 Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill provides diners with an unobstructed view of the city

skyline. The restaurant serves imported grilled meats and an array of fresh seafood

with a diverse selection of international wines is available to satisfy the most discerning


 Zest Cafe offers an abundant selection of local and international favorites, including

sandwiches, salads, take-away cakes and pastries, as well as a selection of hot and

cold beverages.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu boasts the largest outdoor rooftop pool area in the Malaysian state of

Sabah with a deck area of 842 square meters, a 25-meter long swimming pool and a separate

children’s pool which also presents itself as a fantastic outdoor events space. Following a

relaxing day at the pool, guests can re-energize with a workout in the 24-hour fitness center.

The hotel also offers 15 versatile spaces, perfect for hosting a variety of events – from

corporate conferences to wedding receptions. All meeting rooms enjoy abundant natural

daylight and are fully equipped with advanced multimedia capabilities. The pillar-less 1,065-

square-meter grand ballroom can accommodate more than 900 guests and is furnished with

cutting-edge audiovisual facilities.


Hilton Kota Kinabalu participates in Hilton Honors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows

members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay, with No Blackout Dates on reward stays.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members can earn 1,000 Bonus Points per

night on the best available rate through stays completed between January 31, 2017 and July

31, 2017, along with along with instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that

cannot be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital check-in when they book

directly through preferred Hilton channels.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu is located at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Malaysia. For more

information or to make a reservation, please call at +60 88 356 000 or visit






Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here