Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Starwood pads Malaysia portfolio with 2 new hotels
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is set to launch the Four Points by Sheraton Puchong and Le Méridien Putrajaya by 2015, having signed a management agreement with IOI Properties Group for both.
“Malaysia's strong economic growth and healthy tourism arrivals present us with a very exciting growth opportunity,” said Matthew Fry, senior vice president, acquisition & development, Asia-Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
“Starwood's development in the fast-growing districts of Puchong and Putrajaya will enable us to cater to Malaysia's growing middle class and the increased number of business and leisure travellers in the market.”
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong, scheduled to open in 4Q2014, is located within Puchong in Selangor. Situated in the town’s new business district, the hotel is 32km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and a 20-minute drive to the Kuala Lumpur city centre.
The 249-key hotel will feature 1,100m2 of meeting space, a swimming pool, two F&B venues including the signature The Eatery, a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, free bottled water and free coffee, among others.
Le Méridien Putrajaya is slated for a 2015 opening and will provide 350 guestrooms, two restaurant concepts, a fitness centre, spa facilities, a swimming pool and over 1,630m2 in events space. It allows guests easy access to the city’s commercial and retail areas, including the IOI City Mall that will open later in 2014.