Thistle’s aggressive plans for expansion across
Asia Pacific, the group’s first foray out of the UK, continues
with the opening of the Thistle Johor Bahru. The hotel is the second
Thistle to open in Malaysia in just a few weeks.
hotel, located in one of Malaysia’s most important business
districts, is located just across the border from Singapore,
overlooking the Straits of Johor.
Bahru’s General Manager, Philip Skitch, said, “The standard
of our hotel, Thistle Johor Bahru, is unrivalled in the city. We
look forward to officially opening our doors and offering our
guests something totally new in the vicinity – a luxurious mix of
contemporary British style and warm Asian hospitality.”
With 381 bedrooms including 125 luxury rooms, the hotel
also offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa, two
restaurants, two bars, tennis court, a large ballroom events space
with a capacity for 650 guests, and an outdoor “resort style”
swimming pool. For its long-term guests, the hotel also offers 19
apartment units for rent.
Paul Poh, Managing
Director of GuocoLand Malaysia, owners of the Thistle hotels in
Malaysia, added, “Just a few weeks ago we launched
Port Dickson Resort, and it’s a great feeling to see our two-year
strategy for expansion materialising with the opening of our
second Malaysian hotel, Thistle Johor Bahru.
have invested heavily in bringing our two Thistle hotel projects
to life, as we believe that both destinations offer a huge amount
of opportunities,” he said.
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