Architect at KL
A new landmark project in Melaka which will define Melaka skyline, with construction of a 42-storey, a 32-storey and 2 x 27-storey tower blocks, a mixed development which includes a hotel, serviced apartments and shopping mall.
Kerjaya to build landmark hotel in Melaka
Kerjaya Hotel Sdn Bhd plans to invest RM400 million to build a four-star 32-storey hotel, the highest in Melaka, together with three blocks of serviced apartments.
Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, in announcing the project, said the hotel will be developed on a 3.645-hectare site and is expected to be completed in 2014.
"The hotel will add to the 11,402 rooms available now for the convenience of tourists visiting Melaka," he said the project''s ground-breaking ceremony at Kampung Bunga Raya Pantai here today.
The hotel, to be named Kerjaya Hotel, will have 306 rooms and is expected to employ 400 workers.
Mohd Ali said the first section to be built will be the 32-storey hotel, followed by the three blocks of 27-storey serviced apartments which will comprise 700 units.
"The hotel has targeted 75 per cent occupancy and hopefully, will help the state government to extend the stay of tourists from 1.89 nights achieved last year," he said.
He also said that 136 residents occupying 80 houses in the development area will receive compensation amounting to RM1.93 million.
Mohd Ali also announced that starting in the first week of next month, Riau Airlines will be using the Boeing 737 aircraft which can carry up to 140 passengers for its daily flights between Melaka and Pekan Baru, Riau.
The Boeing aircraft will replace the Fokker 50 aircraft which can carry up to 50 passengers. -- Bernama
the skyline-defining project.