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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Johor hotels record high occupancy rate for Xmas holiday
JOHOR BARU: It’s that time of the year when holidaymakers are heading to the southern getaway state of Johor. Most hotels here have reported almost full bookings as Christmas and New Year beckon.
Renaissance Johor Baru Hotel marketing communications manager Hezrin Ali said the occupancy of the 345-room hotel would reach its peak in the Christmas week starting Dec 23.
“Our rooms have been taken up for that entire week until New Year. The guests are both Malaysians and foreigners, mostly Singaporeans.
“Many of them have also made their bookings for our Christmas buffet spread. They can also look forward to the free entrance New Year countdown party, which will feature local band Flow Rhythm,” he said.
Pulai Springs Resort marketing communications manager Charlotte Monterio said the resort had also reached full occupancy for the festive season with 60% bookings by Malaysians and 35% by Singaporeans.
“We are offering a slew of promotions for the festivities including buffet dinner on the eve and hi-tea on Christmas Day as well as New Year countdown celebration and hi-tea the following day.
“Many are also anticipating performances by a local Michael Jackson impressionist who will be entertaining the crowd during the countdown party,” she said, adding that early birds who purchased tickets to the party by Dec 17 could enjoy special discounts.
KSL Hotel and Resort sales director Siti Falisha Sheikh Zubir said the hotel had reached 80% occupancy so far.
“We have 858 rooms in the resort, most of which have been booked for the holidays,” she said, adding that their balloon-drop New Year countdown was also a highlight for the holidays.
M-Suites Hotel executive assistant manager Mohd Faizal Sulaiman said most of the rooms were taken up by holidaymakers who were making their way to tourist attractions such as Legoland.
A bit further from the city, Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort marketing communications manager Salamon Muzafa Das said the resort had recorded 50% occupancy for the holiday season.
Located in Pasir Gudang, the resort’s Stay and Play promotion, said Salamon, had been a hit with holiday-goers.
“The promotion includes meals and two rounds of golf,” he said.