Four Points by Sheraton Opens in Kuching

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Starwood has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Kuching. Owned by Global Ulpine Sdn. Bhd., the newly constructed hotel is the brands first to open in South East Asia.

The Four Points by Sheraton Kuching features 421 spacious rooms and is located just minutes from Kuching International Airport, adjacent to the Gyratory roundabout and 15 minutes south of the city center.

Guests can explore the local area on foot or take a short taxi ride to discover the citys diverse selection of shops, restaurants, temples and bazaars. Nearby attractions include Sarawak Cultural Village, Damai Beach and the orangutans of Borneo at the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.

Were extremely excited to introduce the Four Points by Sheraton brand to Malaysia, said Mal McArdle, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Kuching. We offer guests approachable and straightforward hospitality a style that will work really well for the Kuching market.

The hotel has opened just 11 months following the start of construction. Boasting high ceilings and tall glass windows in its spacious lobby, the hotel showcases the revitalized design aesthetic of Four Points by Sheraton with simple furnishings, clean lines, classic forms and a contemporary look.

All guestrooms will offer the signature Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed, large workspace with ergonomic desk chair, 32-inch plasma television and a laptop-sized safe. Premier category of rooms also offer iPod entertainment docks, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the Premier Lounge, while the bathroom offers a refreshing rainforest shower and sleek, vanity sink.

The hotels stylish Rainforest Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,300 people for a sit-down banquet and is one of the largest banquet spaces in the city. To improve traffic flow, the hotel features a separate main entrance for larger groups and banquet and conference attendees as well as individual elevators to the Ballroom and meeting facilities.

Four Points by Sheraton Kuching also offers three restaurants and lounges on the lobby level including the Eatery, an all-day dining restaurant serving up international delicacies and local favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Designed for buffets with live cooking stations and colorful treats for children of all ages, The Eatery can accommodate up to 306 people and includes two private rooms. Wrapped, a caf-deli is ideal a quick, simple bite and a great coffee and The Lounge provides the perfect ambience for light business discussions or relaxing cocktails with friends.

The state-of-the-art fitness center is outfitted with the latest in Technogym equipment. Additional facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool bar, a spa with eight treatment rooms, steam room and sauna and a 24-hour business center. WiFi is available and complimentary in the lobby and other public spaces.

As an added service to guests, Four Points by Sheraton Kuching offers guests complimentary shuttle transfers between the hotel and the airport as well as to and from the citys commercial center.

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