Malaysian company Apple 99 Development, a subsidiary of Apple Vacations Group, has collaborated with Marriott International to develop the country's first Courtyard by Marriott in Malacca.
The 24-storey hotel, scheduled for completion in 2017, will comprise 284 rooms, a pillarless multi-function ballroom and an executive floor. Apple 99 Development director, Desmond Lee, said Marriott International will manage the hotel for 20 years.
Lee, who is also managing director of Apple Vacations Group, said he is keen for the Group to own and manage hotels in Singapore, Indonesia and Japan in the future. Currently, the Group owns and manages three boutique hotels of less than 60 rooms each in the commercial and business Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur.
Its fourth property, Le Apple Boutique Hotel at the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, is scheduled to open in July with 200 rooms, according to Lee.