Hilton Kota Kinabalu Review

This is a pre-Hilton Kota Kinabalu review just before the opening of this new five-star property in KK city where it is scheduled to open in the third or even fourth quarter of 2016.

This will also be the talk of Kota Kinabalu when the 12 story luxury property opens, which is offering a total of 305 rooms and suites, all-day dining, event ballroom and complete facilities for business and leisure travellers.

Therefore, only after I stay here, I can conclude a full and proper review of the Kota Kinabalu Hilton Hotel.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Review

The guest rooms at the Hilton Kota Kinabalu come in suites, executive rooms and standard deluxe rooms which are all tastefully designed with contemporary d├ęcor and natural wood accents and each of the rooms come with a 48-inch flat-screen television.

All rooms also come with a media hub, laptop-sized safe and a minibar while another cool feature is the smart lighting and motion sensors which are fitted in all guests rooms and suites here. 

There is also a rooftop outdoor pool which comes with cabanas and complimented with amazing views of Kota Kinabalu city from the top.

For fitness lovers, there is a 24 hour fully equipped gym complete with steam and sauna rooms. An executive lounge floor offers free snacks and drinks and also complimentary use of the meeting facilities there.

The Hilton Hotel in Kota Kinabalu city
Restaurants and Bars and the Hilton Kota Kinabalu

For dining and entertainment, the Hilton KK has carefully thought of what to offer guests that range from business travellers to family vacationers and they are;

Rooftop Bar and Grill - Located on the highest level of the hotel serving imported grilled meats and a fresh selection of seafood and not forgetting the wide selection of international wines. 

Urban Kitchen - Located on the ground floor, this would be the main restaurant serving local and international cuisines cooked from an open kitchen. 

Zest Grab N Go - Located in the lobby area, this cafe-style place offers light breakfast, cakes, sandwiches, pastries and drinks to go.

The Gastro - This will be the only bar in the hotel located on the ground floor which is designed in class and elegance that offers the finest selections in drinks.

Rooms at the Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Events and functions at the Hilton Kota Kinabalu

The grand ballroom easily caters to a maximum of 800 people for a banquet-style setting and 1,100 people for a theatre-style setting.

Weddings are one of the main events that will be occupying the grand ballroom when the hotel opens in Q3 of 2016. 

The year-end will also see many corporations from the private and government sector hosting their annual dinners and functions here.

For business events or meetings, there are a total of six functions rooms that cater from 14 to 800 guests in various styles of seating and settings.

Artist impressions inside the Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Grand Ballroom at the KK Hilton
For now, there has not been an official opening date for the hotel but it is stated that it should be opened between July and September 2016 and this is definitely going to be the talk of the town, especially with the tourism industry as this has now added another international chain hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000
Telephone: +60 88 318000 
Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/malaysia/hilton-kota-kinabalu-BKIKKHI/index.html

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Map
This Hilton Hotel in KK is owned by Pekah Hotels Sdn. Bhd, which is is a family-owned and privately held company based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Pekah Hotels has engaged the Hilton to manage this property which will be the fifth property in Malaysia under the Hilton Hotel & Resorts brand.


While we await the official news, I trust that this Hilton Kota Kinabalu review will give you a better idea of how KK city has developed so fast over the last few years and what the hotel looks like.

The luxury hotel is also going to liven up the Asia City area where the famous Welcome Seafood and Boreno's Fried Chicken is located at.

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Blogging since 2007, but writing online since 1997. I belong to the 1st generation of worldwide bloggers, which is of course old-school. Since 2008, I created Malaysia Asia and this travel, flood, gadget and lifestyle blog has won numerous physical awards from tourism boards around Malaysia. (Not those online awards). After 12 years of blogging, I have semi-retired and now blog about things I like, do product reviews and enjoy life. My work has been featured in Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Wall Street Journal, and many other international publications. Find out more about me and thank you.

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