News for the Hospitality Executive
Hotels & Resorts Enters Management Agreement with
Lembaga Tabung Haji to Operate the
Moevenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA, Kulal Lumpur, Malaysia
DUBAI, UAE, January 11, 2011 -- Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement to operate the Moevenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA, a 333-room upscale property, convention centre and wellness facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Set to open in
early 2014, the hotel will be conveniently located a few minutes from
Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the F1 Sepang International
The upscale hotel
will form part of a larger 15-acre development comprising a world-class
Convention and Exhibition Centre and is ideally designed to host the
increasing number of incentive groups, business and leisure travellers
flying in and out of Kuala Lumpur.
Datuk Ismee Ismail,
Group Managing Director and CEO of owning company Lembaga Tabung Haji,
said: "We are extremely delighted about our new partnership with
Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, as it enables us to combine our local
expertise with a leading globally recognised brand."
"The project is
coming up next to the Sepang Holy Mosque and will include an expansive
Hajj Complex. We teamed up with Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts as it
has extensive experience hosting pilgrims in the Middle East as well as
meeting corporate travellers' needs all year round. We are proud to
bring such a renowned hotel company to Malaysia and this reflects the
confidence of Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts to collaborate with
Lembaga Tabung Haji."
Convention and Exhibition Centre will be an important business draw,
featuring a 1,330sqm column free ballroom, exhibition hall,
multi-function rooms and boardrooms.
Guests will have
plenty of chance to unwind too, with the 250-seat all-day dining
restaurant, two speciality restaurants and Lobby Lounge and Convention
Centre cafe - along with the wellness centre, fitness facilities, two
swimming pools and shops.
The 333 rooms will
span nine floors with room sizes ranging from 30.5sqm for standard
rooms, up to 203sqm for the Royal Suite.
The hotel's design
will incorporate modern architectural elements with archways,
courtyards and large atriums, intertwined with landscaped gardens and
water features, and conform to sustainable build and operating
practices in order to meet Green Globe standards.
Mattmüller, Chief Operating Officer for Moevenpick Hotels &
Resorts, Middle East & Asia, said the property illustrates its
commitment to the Asian market and in particular Malaysia, a key
gateway destination for South-East Asia. "We are very excited about
this landmark project, which will appeal to business, religious and
leisure travellers." http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Director of Communications
ME Shatha Tower, Floor 39
Office 3903 P.O.Box 500590
Dubai , UAE Phone +971-4-367-1927
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