HPL Hotels & Resorts has appointed John Primmer as
General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Penang.
A New Zealand national, Primmer has 27
years hospitality experience, having held senior
management positions in Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia
and United Kingdom for the past 17 years. He was
previously the General Manager of James Cook Hotel Grand
Chancellor Wellington New Zealand.
Scheduled to open in mid-2009, Hard
Rock Penang will be the first musically themed resort in
Malaysia. Most of the 249 guestrooms are configured as
deluxe rooms with sea views; while the lagoon deluxe
rooms come with direct pool access off the guest
Five food and beverage establishments
are planned for the resort, which will include a Hard
Rock Café, an all-day dining restaurant, pizzeria,
poolside bar and lounge.
Facilities include a full service
luxury spa, a fully equipped gym, a specialised Lil’
Rock Kids Club, Teens club, Hard Rock merchandise
stores, and a 26,000 sq ft free-form swimming pool – one
of the largest pools in Penang.
With a variety of indoor and outdoor
function facilities including a marquee garden ballroom,
pre-function garden area, and three meeting rooms, the
resort is aiming to become a popular preference among
corporate meeting planners.
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