has been named to manage the 225 room Rihga Royal Miri Resort in Sarawak, Malaysia, under a management agreement
with Majupun Sdn. Bhd.. Following renovation of its guestrooms, food and
beverage outlets and other public areas, the property will be rebranded the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa later this
year - it will be the seventh hotel in
Marriott’s portfolio in Malaysia.
The resort is located at Brighton Beach, outside of Miri’s central business
district, surrounded by large gardens. Most guestrooms enjoy views of the South China Sea. Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state
and flight connections from Miri are available to
Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the Mulu National Park, a world heritage site.
“We are delighted by 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 as well as regional
conference attendees. We are confident that it will be successful in its
market and expect to generate marketing and operational synergies with our hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu which is currently under
Raziah Mahmud, chairman for Majupun Sdn Bhd, said, “We are confident
that Marriott will bring industry best practices to the operation and management of our property. With Marriott’s excellent brand recognition
and global marketing network, our resort should benefit substantially and
we look forward to enhanced financial performance. We are pleased to welcome Marriott as our partner and a valued member of our community
For dining and entertainment, the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa will offer a
casual restaurant offering three meals daily, a sports bar and a pool bar.
The existing Rihga Disco will be closed and converted to a spa that will
have five treatment rooms prior to the conversion.
Recreational amenities will include a large outdoor swimming pool, a
health club, two outdoor tennis courts, a children’s activity center, a
putting green and a soccer field.
Other amenities will include a business center, laundry/valet service and a
For social events and conferences, the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa will offer
773 square meters of total space, including a 433 square meter ballroom that will be divisible into two sections and four additional meeting rooms
in varying sizes.