Freddy Sim joins Rendezvous KL as General Manager

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 1 March 2010

Mr. Freddy Sim has been appointed general manager of the new Rendezvous Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The hotel, which is due to open in July, 2010, will be the first hotel to open in Malaysia by parent company Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG).

 Freddy Sim has over 30 years in the hospitality industry, having worked in Singapore, China, Thailand and Indonesia with a number of international hotel brands including The Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Hotels and Resorts and Holiday Inn.

Prior to joining RHG, Mr Sim was Director of Operations for the Turi Beach Resort, Nongsa Point Marina and Nongsa Village, located in Batam, Indonesia. Mr Sim also opened the 430-room Meritus Suites in Bangkok and the Meritus Shantou in China.

Mr Sim holds a Certificate in Hotel Management from The Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland and The Singapore Hotel Association Training and Education Centre. He also participated in the first Cornell-National University of Singapore Executive Program in Hospitality Management.

Expansion in the Asia Pacific region is a key aspect to RHGs growth strategy. The Rendezvous Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a very important project to the company and will require the best talent available, said Iqbal Jumabhoy, CEO of RHG. We know Freddy will be a great asset to the organisation. His vast experience as a senior hotelier in a range of hotels across Asia will ensure we successfully open our first Malaysian hotel.

The Rendezvous Hotel Kuala Lumpur will comprise 445 rooms including two lavish Executive Suites. The 29-floor hotel tower is adjoined by a 26-level residential apartment tower with its own entrance, parking, lobby and health and service facilities.

The Rendezvous Hotel Kuala Lumpur is designed to provide the business traveller with all services required to work effectively and efficiently. One of the key amenities to support this brand promise is the provision of internet access at no cost.

RHGs executive vice president of operations, Sean Flynn said, In todays world, internet access for the business person is not a luxury, its a necessity. Well provide free wireless internet in all the hotels public areas and in the business centre, while every room has easy-to-use high-speed broadband access. Laptop-sized room safes are also a standard room amenity. We intend to be the hotel of choice for the business person.

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