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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:43 AM   #21
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Hotel Noble

Hotel Noble, Kuala Lumpur is an ideal 2-Stars hotel for business and pleasure. Strategically located at the heart of the tourist complex at Kuala Lumpur where major shopping and business central can be easily accessed by road connections and public transport.

It is at a stone throw away from many tourist attractions such as “Merdeka Square”, “National Monument”, “Jamek Mosque”, and the “Lake Garden”.

Whereby, Kuala Lumpur’s Saturday biggest “Pasar Malam” (Night Market) just right in front of our door step. The Hotel nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” and Jalan TAR (Tuanku Abdul Rahman) better known as the “Silk Street”

At Hotel Noble you can feel the warm hospitality extended to its guests in the true “Malaysia” traditional. Our elegant 74 well furnished centrally air-conditioned rooms with modern amenities are designed for sheer comfort. Backed by our caring personalised services we promise to make your stay at Kuala Lumpur, a memorable one.



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you are the GM of hotel Noble?

A budget hotel?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:49 AM   #25
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Penang hotels boom
By WINNIE YEOH


GEORGE TOWN: Hotels in Penang are enjoying huge bookings, thanks largely to the recent problems in Thailand. Many foreigners have abandoned plans to go to Bangkok and decided to soak up the sun here instead.

Rooms in many hotels here are either fully or 90% booked since last month and the trend is expected to continue until early next year as foreigners holidaying on the island have indicated that they would stay until the end of winter back home.

Penang Hoteliers Association chairman Datuk Lim Mee Lee said members enjoyed brisk business since the start of school holidays and experienced almost full houses following the recent political turmoil in Bangkok.

“We usually enjoy about 80% room occupancy rate during the year-end holiday but this time it crossed 90% and on certain days reached 95%,” he said.

Lim, who is also Malaysia Budget Hotel Association Penang Chapter chairman, said the island was still a preferred alternative holiday destination for local and foreign tourists who would otherwise head for Thailand and other neighbouring countries.


Sun, sand and surf: Foreign tourists enjoying their holiday at a resort in Penang Monday.

It has been reported that Thailand’s economy could slow sharply in the fourth quarter due to the long-running political crisis and global economic problems.

The seven-day shutdown of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the domestic Don Muang Airport also battered the country’s tourism industry and stranded more than 300,000 travellers.

Copthorne Orchid Hotel sales and marketing director Carol Wong said business was booming following the Bangkok incident.

“Year-end season is always good for hotels in Penang and we have recorded an increase after what happened in Bangkok. We can’t determine the increase accurately but I would say it’s about five to 10%,” she said, adding that the trend was expected to continue until after the Chinese New Year in January.

Paradise Sandy Beach Resort general manager Jeff De Zilva said the hotel also reported an increase with tourists from Bangkok coming into the country by buses at the height of the political turmoil.

“Some of them extended their stay and there are some who wanted to return. They enjoyed their stay here as English is widely spoken and the people are courteous,” he said.
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Hotel unveils new look

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KUANTAN: Hyatt Regency Resort Kuantan recently launched its new look with the reopening of its main lobby and its refurbished Italian Bistro and Fun Pub.

The main lobby, overlooking the South China Seas now boasts a spacious reception area with a blend of contemporary and traditional designs.

Group check-in process is more convenient with a separate multi-purpose and hospitality desk.


Exclusive: A private dining area at the bistro

Located on the same level is the newly enhanced Italian Bistro.

Guests can enjoy indoor or al fresco dining experience with sea view.

The bistro also features a live kitchen, a private dining area for up to 20 persons and a cigar lounge for aficionados.

The Fun Pub re-opened with a new design featuring international live entertainment and the latest hits.

It also offered a wide selection of cocktails, long drinks and snacks, while the central island bar has a huge display of speciality drinks and single malt whiskies.


Funky: The refurbished Italian Bistro with open kitchen.

“We are thrilled about the reopening of the hotel’s main lobby area as well as our newly enhanced Fun Pub, Veranda Lounge and Italian Bistro.

“The indigenous design of the lobby area evokes a sense of welcome for both leisure and business guests while ensuring a smoother check-in and check-out process,” resort general manager Hendrik Eising said.

Public relations manager Sallehuddin Nazir said in conjunction with the re-opening and to usher in the New Year, the resort would be launching its new executive suites and luxury rooms soon.
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Three treats for Christmas
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EXPERIENCE the many “Colours of Christmas” and the “Strike 12” New Year’s Eve bash at Sofitel Palm Resort, Senai.






FESTIVE CHEER: Celebrate Christmas with Sofitel Palm Resort at Ishwara Asian Brasserie and Terrace, the Grill at Cocomo and Xin Shan Long Chinese Restaurant offering traditional dishes with a modern twist.




YULETIDE SWEETS: Many traditional desserts are also available.
Sofitel’s three restaurants — outlets - Ishwara Asian Brasserie and Terrace, the Grill at Cocomo and Xin Shan Long Chinese Restaurant — are set to impress diners with a combination of traditional and creative cuisine to end 2008 and welcome see in the New Year 2009.

Ishwara Asian Brasserie and Terrace offers an international buffet fare for Christmas Eve Dinner (6.30pm and 10.30pm) and Christmas Day Brunch (10.30am and 2.30pm) for RM55++ for adults and RM35++ for children.

Among the array of dishes are salmon mousse, Christmas yule log, Christmas pudding and traditional roasts such as including roast turkey with cranberry sauce, prime rib of beef, leg of lamb and many more.


Priced from RM35.00++ per child and from RM55++ per adult, Accompany your meal with a fine selection variety of salads and Christmas cookies to complete your with festive cheer.

If you prefer a the charms of rustic elegance, the Grill at Cocomo offers you a classy wine and dine atmosphere, with a five-course set dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Tempting the palate highlights include are chicken liver pate with avocado timbale, sautéed sea scallops with fresh blueberry vinaigrette, consommé of chicken infused with saffron and served with loin of duck, and traditional Christmas specialties at RM140++ per person.

Local palates will find a For those seeking local flavours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there is a satisfying selection of oriental flavours at Xin Shan Long Chinese Restaurant. for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner.

With There is Hong Kong dim sum combinations, dried scallops with Szechuan smoked duck, steamed pomfret with salted vegetables, crispy chicken with prawn paste and almond seeds, baked king prawns and much more. A table for 10 is affordably priced at RM788++.

Xin Shan Long’s uniqueness is reflected in itstheir authentically-prepared dishes presented in a modern, contemporary style. therefore aptly combining the old with the new.

If you are looking to usher in the New Year, 2009 with a sense of festivity, you will not be disappointed at the “Strike 12” New Year’s eve bash. at Sofitel Palm Resort.

Be spoilt for choices as you satisfy your appetite for an unforgettable dining experience, with a combination of over 200 buffet favourites.


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Pelbagai acara sempena
Krismas di A' Famosa Resort
SEREMBAN Pusat percutian A' Famosa Resort, Alor Gajah, Melaka akan mengadakan pelbagai program sempena sambutan Hari Krismas dengan menyaksikan pelbagai gimik dan kejutan kepada pengunjungnya.

Pengurus Kanan A' Famosa Resort, Aswandi Hassan dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan di sini memberitahu, lapan Santa Klaus serta 16 Santa Rina menaiki kenderaan 'buggy' yang akan menunggu pengunjung di semua restoran dan lokasi rekreasi dalam kawasan resort.

''Ia adalah sebahagian tarikan dan tanggungjawab sosial A' Famosa Resort terhadap pengunjung serta bersama-sama mereka meraikan Hari Krismas yang akan tiba tidak lama lagi," katanya.

Tambahnya, untuk memeriahkan lagi acara sambutan itu, pihaknya juga menyediakan persembahan pentas yang terdiri daripada penari ACT, pertunjukan Red Indian selain penyanyi dangdut, Shima dan Helmy The Gimmick.

''Mereka akan memberikan hiburan di pentas dalam A' Famosa Resort ini pada 24 dan 25 Disember ini. Pengunjung yang datang ke Bandar Koboi (Cowboy Town) juga akan dipertontonkan perarakan haiwan, selain persembahan bunga api lebih 15 minit," katanya.

Kata Aswandi, Helmi The Gimmick akan membuat persembahan pada pukul 11 malam pada 24 dan 25 Disember ini di Bandar Koboi, selain satu lagi persembahan pada pukul 4 petang, 25 Disember di Taman Tema Air dalam pusat percutian ini.

''Banyak lagi persembahan yang telah disediakan termasuklah sambutan di kawasan golf dan parti yang diadakan dengan harga yang berpatutan," jelasnya.

Sehubungan itu, kepada pengunjung yang berhasrat untuk melihat keunikan yang terdapat dalam A' Famosa Resort ini seperti Taman Safari (pertunjukan haiwan), karnival, taman air serta kemudahan banglo dan bilik penginapan, Aswandi memberi jaminan, di sinilah lokasi percutian yang menjanjikan keseronokan.

''Bawalah keluarga untuk bercuti di A' Famosa Resort pada bila-bila masa sahaja dan kunjungilah laman web kami www.afamosa.com atau menghubungi talian 06-552 0888 untuk mendapatkan sebarang maklumat,'' katanya.
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Bungalow turned into a mini hotel
Wednesday December 24, 2008
Story and photos by STUART MICHAEL





Nice: The lounge area.


THE owner of a bungalow in Jalan Desa 6/7 at Phase Six in Bandar Country Homes, Rawang, has turned it into a mini hotel.

The bungalow is in a secluded end of the residential road which comprises only bungalows.

StarMetro visited the place following a tip-off from residents and found that there is no signboard indicating that it is a hotel or has rooms for rent.

The place is completely walled, with its entrance sealed by a metal gate. No one looking at it from the outside would suspect it is a hotel.




Cosy: The dining area


The hotel operator has also advertised it on a website www.chateau.com.my, offering Internet booking for its 10 rooms, with rental from RM120 to RM200 a night.

The rooms are well furnished like those of a three-star hotel. There are also function rooms, a pool stable, a bar and lounge area with dart games and a place for viewing football matches.

When a worker was asked whether the bungalow had any “special” functions, he didn’t want to say much.




Well laid out: The common dining area.


However, according to the worker, the owner is a Singaporean and the owner’s wife is the one running the place.

The worker also said the bungalow could cater for private functions of up to about 100 people at any one time.

According to Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) public relations director Mohd Zin Masaod, a hotel cannot be located at a residential area.

“In fact, we were tipped off by the public last week and will investigate this matter. As far as we are concerned, the hotel is illegal,” Zin said.

“Previously, the bungalow owner did not follow building by-laws and we have issued him a few compounds.

“Now he has turned his bungalow into a boarding place and renting out rooms,’’ he said.
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Golf resort rated among top five
THE Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort's Plantation Course in Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru, has picked up another award.


AWARD-WINNING: Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort has three 18-hole championship golf courses with comprehensive country club facilities, including guest rooms and villas.
It was rated among the top five golf resorts in Malaysia by the Asian Golf Monthly magazine in an online poll which drew more than 15,000 entries from all over the world.

Prior to this, the Max Wexler-designed course had received numerous accolades. This included being named among the top 20 golf courses in Malaysia in 2007/2008 by Golf Malaysia readers' poll, rated among the top 10 golf courses in Malaysia 2005/2006 by Asian Golf Monthly readers' poll, rated among the top 20 golf courses in Malaysia 2005/ 2006 by Golf Malaysia readers' poll and among the top seven golf courses in the country by the US Golf Digest in 1999.

"We are indeed delighted by this latest recognition and we will continue to strive for improvement," said the resort's general manager, Khoo Peck Khoon.


The Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, which was opened in 1999, has three 18-hole championship golf courses with comprehensive country club facilities, including guest rooms and villas.

It is located within the rapidly growing Pasir Gudang area under the Iskandar Malaysia project.

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Tanjung Rhu an unpolished gem
By LEONG HUNG YEE




TANJUNG Rhu Resort is an “unpolished gem”, says newly appointed general manager Nigel Fisher.

“This resort is like a diamond in the rough that just needs some polishing to shine. I see myself as the polisher. That is what I see my job here,” he told StarBizWeek in an interview.

Managed and run by Signforce Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Rhu Resort is a luxurious vacation place on Langkawi Island.

The 136-room resort is located in a private nature sanctuary surrounded with about 1,100 acres of greenery, limestone crags, tropical forest and a 2.5km sandy white private beach.


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Fisher said the resort was known for its tranquility and greenery.

“Many of our guests are returning customers. They like our resort and many return for a holiday year after year and they tell their friends about it,” he said, adding that some guests even knew some staff members by name due to their frequent visits.

‘’We plan to overhaul and improve the resort to enhance visitors’ experience,” Fisher said.

“Our rooms might not be the most modern in terms of colour scheme. We are undertaking some refurbishments to make it (the resort) more contemporary and improve on other things as well,” he added.

Fisher said the refurbishment was on a room by room basis, taking four to five days per room, to avoid having to turn guests away.

The refurbishment has gone unnoticed as the noise level is kept low and the dust contained in the work areas.

Four or five blocks would be refurbished by Christmas and the remaining blocks would be ready by mid-2009. Part of the overhaul includes landscaping the gardens to give a fresh feel to the whole place.

He declined to disclose the investment involved but said it would be a significant amount. Besides the refurbishment, the resort’s chefs are working on a new menu and new activity programmes and excursion trips are in the works.

Fisher, who has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, said it was not tough to manage the resort, nor was it a breeze.


A view of Tanjung Rhu Resort

“It is not just about selling rooms, it is about giving guests a hassle-free holiday,” he said.“We assure our guests a seamless transfer from the airport to the resort and once you arrive, you do not sit around in the lobby as you will check in immediately to your room,” Fisher said.

“Tanjung Rhu Resort has a great name to uphold and we are doing our best to provide guests a great holiday experience,” he added.

Guests typically stay for one to three weeks.

Resort occupancy, however, has dipped due to the economic slowdown.

“The year started well for us but business has slowed somewhat towards year-end. I guess everyone is feeling the slowdown,” said Fisher.

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Hotels goes through rebranding
By Jack Wong


KUCHING: International hotels Holiday Inn Kuching and Crowne Plaza Riverside Kuching will be renamed under a rebranding exercise.

They will take the new name of Grand Margherita Hotel and River*side Majestic Hotel respectively on Dec 31.

Sarawak State Economic Develop*ment Corporation (SEDC) and Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corpo*ra*tion (SEDC) are the joint owners of Grand Margherita while Riverside Ma******jestic Hotel is wholly-owned by SEDC.


New name: The Holiday Inn Kuching Sarawak will be renamed as Grand Margherita Hotel.

SEDC chairman Datuk Talib Zulpilip described the rebranding exercise as a strategic move as the time was ripe for change.

“The two hotels have already built up a pool of experienced and well-trained staff supported by the newly installed state-of-the-art hotel property management system.

“SEDC wants to take an active management role in line with its role as a major player in the state’s tourism industry,” he said in a press statement recently.

An experienced Malaysian Arthus Yeap has been appointed as the general manager for both hotels.

Talib said both hotels would be refurbished in the middle of next year to ensure their competitiveness in the domestic and regional markets.

The upgrading exercise would include the guestrooms, food and beverage outlets, bar lounge, public amenities, lobby and entrance areas.

The 32-year-old Holiday In Kuching was the city’s first international hotel while Crowne Plaza Riverside opened its door in 1992.

Talib said the two hotels located in the city’s golden triangle had an average occupancy rate of 80%.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected to launch the new names of the hotels during a special reception on Jan 19.
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Hotel wins award for its exceptional service
Saturday January 3, 2009



DESERVING WIN : The Majestic Malacca.

MALACCA: Launched earlier last year, The Majestic Malacca, YTL Hotels’ first Classic Hotel, had already gained regional recognition with it receiving the award for South East Asia’s best ‘Signature Boutique Hotel’ at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2008-2010 -Regional Series.

The Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) organised by World Asia Publishing is in its seventh year.

The aim of HAPA is to continuously recognise and pay tribute to the professionals and establishments in the hospitality industry.

The award had been a much-awaited one for the 54-room Malacca hotel, that’s renowned for its architectural style that’s a testimony to Malacca’s diverse heritage.

The architectural style of the hotel mirrors Malacca’s multi-faceted and historical past, with influences from the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Peranakan cultures.

Teak wood fittings, leather furniture and traditional Portuguese porcelain flooring are enhanced by artwork and antiques which echoed the history of the region; while four-poster beds decorated in a mixture of rich silks and cool cotton and vintage pedestal bath tubs provide the comfort required by discerning modern travellers.

Hotel manager Panch Ratnavale said that he was thrilled to receive the award.

“However, this accolade truly belongs to our dedicated staff whose hard work and tireless commitment contributed towards consistently providing the exceptional service for our guests. It is an honour for us to be recognised as the best among the many outstanding hotels in the region,” he said.
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Four Points to meet tourist needs
By : Nancy Nais


The 421-room Four Points Hotel will be open for business next Saturday.


KUCHING: After almost two decades, a new international hotel will open here.


Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing says new jobs will be created

Sheraton's Four Points Hotel, owned by Global Upline Sdn Bhd, will open for business next Saturday, to meet the rising demand for hotel rooms.

Global Upline adviser Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing said at the hotel's soft launch on Sunday that Sarawak had seen little growth in the development of new tourist attractions and products over the past years.

"The shortage of hotel rooms in the city has led to very few extended stays in Kuching, with a large number of tour groups choosing Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu over Kuching, leading to a subsequent stagnation in the local economy."

Ting said a four-star hotel was suitable for the current economic situation with the Four Points being a middle to upper-middle property, providing the comforts of a five-star property at a lower price.

He said the hotel was also aimed at the meetings, conventions and exhibitions market.

"This brand and its offerings will be attractive and affordable not only to locals but also foreigners. As such, it would be easier to attract tourists to Kuching," he added.

Despite the bleak economic outlook, he said Global Upline was looking at developing another property here soon.

"We feel that even after we open the Four Points in Kuching, there is still a need for more rooms to support the tourism industry."

Global Upline also announced plans to develop a large boulevard with restaurants and foodstalls as well as tourist attractions in front of the hotel.

Ting added the projects would create jobs to stimulate the local economy.

The 421-room Four Points, a turnkey project, was completed in 11 months.

Global Upline has also developed properties in Langkawi, Labuan, and the Philippines.
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Four-star hotel adds 421 rooms in Kuching
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KUCHING: The RM290mil Four Points by Sheraton Kuching has opened for business, giving a boost to the city’s tourism development.

Owner Global Upline Sdn Bhd took just 11 months to complete the 421-room four-star hotel near Kuching International Airport.

Global Upline adviser Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing said the firm’s investment would overcome the city’s shortage of hotel rooms.

“Even after we open Four Points by Sheraton, there will still be a need for more rooms to support the tourism industry,” he told reporters at the hotel’s soft opening on Sunday.


Soft opening: Ting and his wife Puan Sri Wong Sui Chuo cutting a ribbon to launch Four Points by Sheraton Kuching recently.

Ting said that Global Upline, which had completed several major airport and other infrastructure projects in Sabah and Sarawak, planned to invest in a second hotel next to the Four Points by Sheraton.

He said the lack of hotel rooms had discouraged big tour groups from choosing the city as they were frustrated by having to split the groups to stay in different hotels.

He said, with a ballroom that could cater for 3,000 to 4,000 seminar seats and 1,500 diners for sit-down banquets, Four Points by Sheraton was ready to serve the market.

The state’s multi-million ringgit Sarawak Convention Centre here is expected to start operations this year.

Ting said the tourism industry required the teamwork of all players including airlines, hotels, restaurants, tour and transport operators and guides.

He urged Malaysia Airlines to provide more flights for tourists to Sarawak .

“Hotels, restaurants and food outlets should serve quality food at reasonable prices to earn a good name for the state,” he said.

Ting added that the city had attracted many Singaporean holiday makers but soaring prices of hotel rooms, food and transport services had driven them away.

Four Points by Sheraton has announced plans to develop a large boulevard with restaurants and food stalls and tourist attractions in front of the hotel.

A Japanese hawker-style restaurant is also on the cards.
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Hotel Rebranding To Cushion Economic Slowdown Impact


KUCHING, Jan 6 (Bernama) -- The rebranding of hotels being managed by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is part of a three-pronged strategy to cushion the impact of the current economic slowdown, its chairman Datuk Talib Zulpilip said today.

He said the other measures were cost-cutting and readjusting the projected annual revenues of SEDC's 36 associate and subsidiary companies throughout the state in facing the overall economic situation.

"SEDC's investments in the key industries are still profitable because we took an early precautionary step since the 1997 financial crisis when it affected the country," he told reporters after flagging off the "World Harmony Run 2009" at the Grand Margherita Hotel here.

As part of its rebranding exercise, two hotels under SEDC, namely Holiday Inn Kuching and Crowne Plaza Riverside Kuching, have been renamed Grand Margherita Hotel and Riverside Majestic Hotel respectively effective January 1.

Two other hotels -- Damai Beach Resort and Damai Puri Resort in Santubong, which were previously under the international Holiday Inn chain -- are now also under the direct management of SEDC, which is also a shareholder of the Grand Mulu Resort at Mulu National Park and the Parkcity hotels in Bintulu and Miri.

As at December 31, 2007, SEDC's total group asset was estimated at RM1.1 billion through invetments in the tourism and leisure as well as agro-food based sectors besides property development, roads and works, and entrepreneurial development.

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Tower Regency bakal hotel rasmi Jubli Perak Sultan Azlan Shah
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IPOH 8 Jan. - Tower Regency Hotel and Apartments di sini yang dimiliki oleh Ipoh Tower Sdn. Bhd. bakal dijadikan hotel rasmi sempena majlis ulang tahun ke-25 tahun Sultan Azlan Shah ditabalkan sebagai Sultan Perak pada 14 Februari ini.

Pengarah Jenama Tower Regency Hotel and Apartments Sdn. Bhd, Kenny Lai berkata, secara dasarnya, Sultan Azlan Shah berkenan menjadikan hotel tersebut sebagai tempat kediaman rasmi bagi tetamu-tetamu kenamaan baginda.

''Pada hari ini, Tuanku melawat hotel ini bagi melihat persiapan yang telah dibuat kerana baginda berminat untuk menggunakan tempat ini sebagai hotel rasmi untuk tetamu kenamaan sempena sambutan Jubli Perak baginda sebagai sultan.

''Selepas hotel ini dibuka dalam bulan ini, Tuanku akan datang melawat sekali lagi dan jika berpuas hati, baginda akan membuat tempahan," katanya ketika ditemui selepas mengiringi Sultan Azlan Shah melawat hotel itu hari ini.

Tower Regency Hotel and Apartments yang terletak di kawasan seluas kira-kira 0.9 hektar di Jalan Datuk Seri Ahmad Said di sini dibina dengan kos sebanyak RM70 juta.

Projek pembinaan hotel itu dimulakan pada Januari 2007 selepas Ipoh Tower mengambil alih projek berkenaan daripada Danaharta pada 2005.

Menurut Kenny, bangunan hotel berkenaan merupakan yang tertinggi di Ipoh, malah hotel pertama di sini menyediakan bilik pangsapuri.

''Hotel ini menyediakan sebanyak 260 bilik termasuk bilik hotel dan kediaman pangsapuri selain kemudahan seperti taman permainan kanak-kanak, rumah kelab, kolam renang dan gimnasium.

''Sasaran kami bukan sahaja terdiri daripada orang kenamaan atau pelancong tetapi termasuk golongan berkeluarga kerana segala kemudahan ada di sini," katanya.

Beliau berkata, walaupun hotel itu bertaraf empat bintang, kadar sewa yang ditawarkan adalah berpatutan iaitu dari RM150 semalam.
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Malaysia hoteliers see good bookings in Jan-April
By Vasantha GanesanPublished: 2009/01/12


HOTELS in Malaysia expect their rooms to be quite full in the first four months of 2009, despite a slower travel industry and higher room rates.

"Forward bookings from January to April 2009 look very healthy. We do not anticipate any cancellation or rate wars.

"Things look very positive now," said Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) vice-president Ivo Nekvapil.

The occupancy rate for Klang Valley hotels in December was around 75 per cent, contributing to a nationwide occupancy rate of 65 per cent in 2008.

"I won't say occupancy will be roaring, but at worst it will be hover around 65 per cent," he said.

"We are not in a recessionary mode and we are riding the slowdown quite well. While there may be less long-haul travelling, there are still those coming from Asia and Malaysians on domestic holidays," he said.

The news is comforting given that overall room-inventory will increase with additional openings next year such as Royale Chulan and The G Kuala Lumpur and Four Points by Sheraton Kuching and Cititel Kota Kinabalu.

The renovated Micasa and the Hard Rock Hotel (previously the Casuarina) will reopen this year.

Nekvapil estimates that 2008 finished at a comfortable 65 per cent occupancy level, up from about 63 per cent in 2007.

Some of the hotel openings last year included The Gardens Hotel in Mid Valley, The Pullman Putrajaya and The Piccolo Hotel at Jalan Bukit Bintang.

There were also three hotel openings in 1 Borneo Kota Kinabalu - the Mercure, Novotel and TuneHotel.Com.

According to Nekvapil, Malaysia also benefited from the political problems in Thailand, which saw people switching to other destinations in the region.

In the first 11 months of 2008, a total of 19.99 million tourists visited Malaysia.
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RM22mil to upgrade Kuching hotels


KUCHING: The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will spend RM22mil over the next two years to refurbish its two newly renamed hotels in the city centre.

SEDC chairman Datuk Talib Zulpilip said the upgrading of the Riverside Majestic Hotel, formerly the Crowne Plaza Riverside, and the Grand Margherita Hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn Kuching, would begin in the second quarter of this year.

The refurbishment would cover the lobbies, entrance areas, food and beverage outlets, bar lounges, public amenities and guest rooms.

“This is part of the rebranding plan to project a vibrant and more refreshing image for the hotels and ensure quality to meet guest satisfaction,” he said during the rebranding ceremony attended by Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on Monday.

Talib said this was also part of the SEDC’s three-pronged strategy to cushion the impact of the current economic slowdown.

He said the decision to mutually discontinue the hotel management agreement with Inter Continental Hotels Group (IHG) was based on commercial considerations and long-term sustainability.
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