Hilton has signed an agreement with Pekah Hotels
to manage Hilton Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.
The ninth Hilton Worldwide property in Malaysia,
the 313-room Hilton Kota Kinabalu will also be the fifth Hilton
Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in the country. It is scheduled to
open in 2015.
The 12-story Hilton Kota Kinabalu is
located in the central business district of Kota
Kinabalu along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and will feature 313
guestrooms, including 17 suites with views overlooking lush
greenery and city views of Kota Kinabalu.
Andrew Clough, senior vice president,
development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, ďWe have been operating in Malaysia for over 30
years, and Hilton Kota Kinabalu will be our ninth property in this
great country. As the capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu acts as
the main industrial and commercial center for the state. With a
strong partner like Pekah Hotels Sdn. Bhd., we are confident that
Hilton Kota Kinabalu will set the benchmark for quality
hospitality experiences catering to both domestic and
Hilton Kota Kinabalu will offer an all-day
dining restaurant, a specialty rooftop restaurant adjacent to the
rooftop pool and a lounge bar.
The hotel will also offer a total of 2,500
square meters of event space including a 1,000-square meter
ballroom, plus an 8-storey car park. It will also have a business center, a health
club and a spa.
Kota Kinabalu is a popular getaway destination
as it offers a number of tourism attractions and Kota Kinabalu
International Airport welcomed 2.9 million passengers in 2012.
Kinabalu National Park, Malaysiaís first World Heritage Site, is
one of the main tourist attractions and is where the majestic
Mount Kinabalu is located. One of the highest mountains in South
East Asia standing at 4095.2 meters, it attracts thousands of
climbers from around the world every year. Furthermore, the
internationally famous island of Sipadan is in the worldís top
five dive sites. Apart from the tourist attractions, Kota Kinabalu
is a key industrial and commercial hub for East Malaysia.
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