Monday, June 23, 2014
Pullman doubles presence in Sarawak
Pullman Miri Waterfront will debut in 4Q2015 as the second international brand in Miri and the second Pullman hotel in Sarawak.
The 328-room Pullman Miri Waterfront comprises 18 storeys of high-rise strata titled suites and 10 units of three-storey shophouses, all to be located at Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre – a mixed development project by local developer and owner, Unique Harvests.
Meeting facilities at Pullman Miri Waterfront include a ballroom with 1,000-pax seating capacity and six other state-of-the-art function rooms. The executive lounge on the 24th floor will offer panoramic views of Miri city and the South China Sea.
Unique Harvests project director, Alice Hu Yun Bin, said: “A new international presence is a continued indication that our city of Miri is both safe and secure, and that opportunities for international investment and business exist here. We know that international companies watch each other for signs of potential business opportunities and a new international presence here can mean an expected increase in the amount of international interest and planned projects for the future.
“The Pullman Miri Waterfront will not only create luxury accommodation for our guests and visitors, but also produce many new jobs for the local workforce with our human resource plan calling for training of local labour to work alongside international managers and staff.”
Adam Kamal, deputy president 2 of the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association, said: “The additional rooms will help attract more affluent tourists from neighbouring countries. The big ballroom with banqueting facilities will also attract more small- to medium-size MICE groups to the destination.”
Miri's other international hotel brand is a Marriott Resort & Spa.