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PACIFIC EXPRESS HOTEL | Kuala Lumpur (Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi) | Completed (2014)

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'Express' hotel to open in KL
27 May 2014

The Pacific Express Hotel, operated by the Pacific Regency Hotel Group, will open its doors in the heart of the city on June 1.

The hotel, which will have 207 rooms, features contemporary designs and efficient utilisation of space in rooms that start from 20 sq m.

“This marks our first foray into the ‘express’ hotel sector.

“Pacific Express Hotel is built in accordance with four-star standards and is equipped with modern amenities and leisure facilities,” said Pacific Regency Hotel Group executive director KC Lim in his speech at the launch of the hotel.

Located in Jalan Hang Kasturi, the hotel is within walking distance of some of the city’s popular landmarks including Dataran Merdeka, Masjid India, Central Market and Petaling Street.

The hotel has four types of rooms — standard, superior, deluxe and pacific.

Rack rates begin from RM180++ per room but as an opening promotion through June 30, special room rates will start from RM130++ per night and include breakfast.

Meanwhile, Pacific Regency Hotel Group and KH Group managing director Don Lim said their target market was to capture at least 40% corporate clients.

“In the first year of operation, we are looking at 50% to 60% occupancy,” he said.

Pacific Regency Hotel Group general manager J. Kumar said by the fourth quarter of this year, they would open another property in Shenyang, China.

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Pacific Express offers special room rates

5 June 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The 207-room Pacific Express Hotel in Jalan Hang Kasturi has just opened for business.

Operated by the Pacific Regency Hotel Group, it is located within walking distance of Dataran Merdeka, Masjid India, Central Market and Petaling Street.

"The hotel is within walking distance of heritage areas in Kuala Lumpur," said Pacific Regency Hotel Group managing director Don Lim.

The hotel features contemporary designs and smart use of space with modern furnishings in rooms that start from 20sq m.
Designed to ensure comfort with ample work and living space, the rooms are equipped with international television channels, vanity tops, coffee making facilities, rain showers and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, business zone and cafe.

There are four types of rooms -- standard, superior, deluxe and pacific -- with rates that start from RM180++.

The hotel is offering an opening promotion with room rates that start from RM130++ per night, including breakfast, until the end of the month. A 60 per cent occupancy is expected with the special promotion rate.

"This is not a budget hotel. We are offering four-star standard at three-star prices," said sales and marketing director Bernard Leong.

The hotel targets corporate travellers as there are many banks and other businesses in the area.

It is also focusing on Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern tourists with packages such as "Buy Two Stay Three" where guests get a three-night stay for the price of two nights. For reservations and details, visit

Pacific Regency eyeing more hotels, resorts

30 July 2014

PACIFIC Regency Hotel Group (PRHG) will invest in five-star and four-star express hotels and resorts in order to be a competitive hotel operator in the local market.

PRHG general manager Jaya Kumar is upbeat on growth in the tourism industry, in view of the government’s target of 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in tourist receipts by 2020.

This is as outlined under the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan 2020, which is part of the National Key Economic Areas.

For Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the government is targeting 28 million tourist arrivals and RM76 billion tourist receipts.

According to Jaya Kumar, PRHG will add three new hotels to its portfolio by the end of 2016.

“PRHG will not forego any segment in the hotel business. We will have more hotels coming up in 2017 and onwards,” he said, here, recently.

Currently, the group operates two properties in Kuala Lumpur, namely the five-star Pacific Regency Hotel Suites and four-star Pacific Express Hotel.

Pacific Regency Hotel, which was set up in 2008, currently enjoys a 75 per cent occupancy rate and has an average room rate of RM280.

The 207-room Pacific Express Hotel, located near the Central Market, here, opened last month. Its room rates start from RM135 a night.

Jaya Kumar said PRHG will venture into hotel management services to diversify its earnings.

The group aims to manage five properties over the next five years, he added.

“We want to grow steadily, despite the current market conditions.

“We are optimistic of every opportunity that comes by. We are open to proposals on hotel operations.

“We will train our talents to meet international standards in managing properties. Along with that, we will focus on keeping the guests in mind,” said Jaya Kumar.

He is bullish on Pacific Express Hotel, which is competing with other four-star hotels within a 5km radius.

“We are very dependent on the Internet platform and ‘viral’ marketing strategy to promote the hotel in Asia, including in China, Japan and South Korea,” he said.

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