Wilson Associates was commissioned by Hotel Properties Limited to design the interiors of Four Seasons’ first urban hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel has 209 guest rooms and suites, as well as serviced apartments for extended stay and Four Seasons Private Residences. The new property is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle neighbourhood next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
Wilson Associates took advantage of the Four Seasons hotel’s exotic location, selecting materials and finishes to reflect the local culture yet exuding understated sophistication. The interiors are light, spacious and have an open feel with soft tones which combine well with the luxurious, warm-metal finishes.
“The world has become our home where countries are no longer maps of faraway lands but destinations within our reach and within those destinations we do subconsciously look for the familiar touch that connects our heart to that land,” says Susan Isaac, Design Director & Principal with Wilson Associates.
From rich and deep to pale or bold, the variety of blue-green tones applied to the bedrooms at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur adds strong accents to the space. Calming and restful, and reminiscent of forests and oceans, the blues and greens conjure youthfulness and vibrancy. Accents of pomegranate pink, associated with femininity, lend an atmosphere of freshness, sweetness, and comfort. The color represents the hibiscus hues mixed with multiple shades of grey, found in the soft sunsets of Malaysia. Tones of black, deep chocolate and soft gold are subtly blended into the spaces.
Wilson Associates’ thoughtful design masterfully interplays natural light, neutrals and fantastical color to create shadows, shapes and reflections. Period details are paired with bright all-over tones, while cut outs – interior windows, doorways, stairwells – are emphasized through sudden shifts in shade. The result is playful and mesmerizing, incorporating views of Kuala Lumpur’s breath taking skyline.
The intention of the design is to present guests with a sense of personalized comfort and the essence of belonging. From the public areas to the rooms, Wilson Associates approached the design through the eyes and expectations of a well-travelled and seasoned guest. In every space and at every junction is a sense of being comforted, welcomed and embraced.
Perks of the Location
Kuala Lumpur is a thriving city, a recognized destination by many local and foreign investments with an advancing technology sector. It is also a lush region with an equally rich tourist market, and voted the second-most visited city in Southeast Asia. The establishment of the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, and interior architectural design by Wilson Associates, present a sophisticated destination in the heart of this thriving locale.
About Wilson Associates
For nearly 50 years, Wilson Associates’ dynamic talent and collaborative spirit have inspired and created some of the world’s most iconic, avant-garde spaces, among them the Conrad Koh Samui; The Venetian Las Vegas; Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; and the Armani Hotel Dubai. Wilson has a strong international footprint, with more than 300 team members and design hubs in 10 cities: Bangkok, Dallas, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.