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Swiss-Belhotel arrives in Kuantan in 2017
S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, May 12, 2014

SWISS-BELHOTEL International will open Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, Malaysia in 4Q2017, the latest in a string of launch announcements from the Hong Kong-based company.


The 334-room property will be part of a mixed waterfront development that will include retail spaces, a commercial district and a business park. Hotel guests can expect restaurants, ballroom and meeting facilities, a business centre, as well as a swimming pool and water park, sky deck and lounge, gym, spa and Jacuzzi.


Emmanuel Guillard, senior vice president operations and development Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines, said the four-star hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests.


“Business travellers will be drawn by the strong presence of industrial companies in Kuantan. Its proximity to Kuala Lumpur, just three and a half hours by road and five hours’ drive from Singapore, will ensure that MICE will play a major role as a business driver to the hotel. For leisure, it will be domestically focused due to the excellent shopping and water park facilities that the destination offers,” he said.


In Asia, Swiss-Belhotel is growing its footprint in Indonesia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It operates 39 hotels in Indonesia, with 15 more coming online this year. In China, it will add to its existing three hotels with three properties next year. Two new properties will also open in Vietnam – one in 2015 and another in 2016 – and two in the Philippines – one in Makati in 2015 and another in Quezon City in 2016.


Swiss-Belhotel is also continuing to expand in the Middle East.


Swiss-Belhotel Seef in Bahrain, Swiss-Belinn Ghubrah Muscat in Oman will open 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.

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