|Washington , DC - 1 July 2005 - Marriott International,
Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today the opening of the 220-room Miri Marriott
Resort & Spa under a management agreement with Majupun Sdn. Bhd..
The former RIHGA Royal Hotel Miri underwent an extensive renovation of
its guestrooms, food and beverage outlets and other public areas before
being rebranded a Marriott resort. It is the sixth Marriott branded hotel
“We are delighted at the continued expansion of our portfolio in Malaysia,”
said Ed Fuller, president and managing director for international lodging
at Marriott. “As the premier hotel in Miri, the resort is ideally situated
to attract leisure and business travelers. We are thrilled to conduct business
in this dynamic city.”
|The hotel is located on Brighton
Beach, outside of Miri’s central business district, surrounded by large
gardens. Most guestrooms enjoy stunning views of the South China Sea. The
general manager is Boyd Barker; and the director of marketing is Vathsala
The Miri Marriott Resort & Spa is located approximately eight kilometers
from Miri Airport. Flight connections from Miri are available to Kuala
Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the Mulu National Park, a world heritage
Miri Marriott Resort and Spa
Lot 779 Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong
Miri, Sarawak 98000 Malaysia
For dining and entertainment, the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa offers
a unique restaurant, Zest, offering a variety of international cuisine
including Italian and local Asian flavors. The hotel’s Matahari Pool Terrace,
complete with swim up bar, offers fantastic views of tropical sunsets.
Borneo Baking Company is the hotel’s bakery and delicatessen and Lush Bar
offers guests a great place to relax and unwind with exotic cocktails,
Asian Tapas and live music.
Recreational facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, daily
resort activities for adults and children, a fully equipped fitness center
and two tennis courts, complete with Peter Burwash International Tennis
Program and coaching. Mandara Spa, Southeast Asia’s largest operator of
tropical garden spas provides luxurious and relaxing spa treatments suitable
for every guest.
For meetings, the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa will offer 6 meeting
rooms and 826 square meters of total meeting space.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company
with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other
countries and territories.