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Swiss-Belhotel International Adds To Malaysia Management Portfolio With Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan

May 6, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Global hospitality management company Swiss-Belhotel International has added another property to its burgeoning portfolio after signing a memorandum of understanding to manage Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, Malaysia.

The 334-room property will be part of a mixed waterfront development that will include retail shopping, a commercial district and a business park. The hotel’s facilities will include restaurants, a ballroom and meeting facilities, a business centre, swimming pool and water park, sky deck and lounge, plus gym, spa and Jacuzzi. 

Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull said: “We are delighted to be expanding our presence in Malaysia and we will look forward to replicating our international brand standards there, bringing efficient service and a high level of professionalism to the market.” 

Mr Gavin M. Faull, President and Chairman of Swiss-Belhotel International.

Mr Gavin M. Faull, President and Chairman of Swiss-Belhotel International.

News of the four-star property’s conception follows a spate of recent hotel and resort launch announcements from the Hong Kong based company, which is expanding throughout the Asia-Pacific and Middle East while eyeing other parts of the world. 

The hotel management company will extend its range of two- to five-star brands into markets that include the Middle East, where the Swiss-Belhotel Seef in Bahrain, Swiss-Belinn Ghubrah Muscat in Oman will be opened 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. 

Indonesia is the country where Swiss-Belhotel International has the biggest presence. It operates 39 hotels there, with 15 more coming in 2014 including a 5-star hotel – Ciputra World Surabaya. The company’s Indonesian portfolio will contain 97 hotels and resorts within two years, where Swiss-Belhotel International has been voted Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain at the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards the past four years. 

Swiss-Belhotel International will grow throughout Asia next year. In China, it will add to its existing three hotels with three more in 2015 while in Vietnam it will open two properties to go with its popular Swiss-Belhotel Lao Cai. Moreover, it will open two hotels in the Philippines by 2015 and 2016. 

Swiss-Belhotel International has more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects in its global portfolio. Voted one of the world’s top 100 hotel groups in 2013 by HOTELS Magazine, it has a presence in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia, and is exploring options elsewhere. 

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