SWISS-BELHOTEL International will open Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, Malaysia in 4Q2017, the latest in a string of launch announcements from the Hong Kong-based company.
The 334-room property will be part of a mixed waterfront development
that will include retail spaces, a commercial district and a business
park. Hotel guests can expect restaurants, ballroom and meeting
facilities, a business centre, as well as a swimming pool and water
park, sky deck and lounge, gym, spa and Jacuzzi.
Emmanuel Guillard, senior vice president operations and development
Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines, said the four-star hotel
is ideal for both business and leisure guests.
“Business travellers will be drawn by the strong presence of
industrial companies in Kuantan. Its proximity to Kuala Lumpur, just
three and a half hours by road and five hours’ drive from Singapore,
will ensure that MICE will play a major role as a business driver to the
hotel. For leisure, it will be domestically focused due to the
excellent shopping and water park facilities that the destination
offers,” he said.
In Asia, Swiss-Belhotel is growing its footprint in Indonesia, China,
Vietnam and the Philippines. It operates 39 hotels in Indonesia, with
15 more coming online this year. In China, it will add to its existing
three hotels with three properties next year. Two new properties will
also open in Vietnam – one in 2015 and another in 2016 – and two in the
Philippines – one in Makati in 2015 and another in Quezon City in 2016.
Swiss-Belhotel is also continuing to expand in the Middle East. Swiss-Belhotel Seef in Bahrain, Swiss-Belinn Ghubrah Muscat in Oman
will open this year and join the existing Swiss-Belhotel Plaza in Kuwait
and Qatar's Swiss-Belhotel Doha. In 2015, Swiss-Belhotel Erbil in Iraq
and Saudi Arabia's Swiss-Belhotel Riyadh will open.