Starwood has signed an agreement with IOI
Properties Group to manage two hotels Four Points by Sheraton
Puchong and Le Méridien Putrajaya, slated to open in the fall of
2014 and 2015, respectively.
These two new hotels will add 599 rooms to
Starwoods portfolio of hotels in Malaysia.
Puchong and Putrajaya are part of the Klang
Valley area, which includes Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs and
adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor.
economic growth and healthy tourism arrivals present us with a
very exciting growth opportunity, said Matthew Fry, Senior Vice
President, Acquisition & Development, Asia Pacific, Starwood
Hotels & Resorts. Starwoods development in the fast growing
districts of Puchong and Putrajaya will enable us to cater to
Malaysias growing middle class and the increased number of
business and leisure travellers in the market.
currently operates 12 hotels in the countrys key destinations,
including Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan,
and Kuching. In addition to Four Points by Sheraton Puchong and Le
Méridien Putrajaya, Starwoods Malaysian pipeline includes: The
St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, W Kuala Lumpur, Sheraton Petaling Jaya
Hotel, Sheraton Desaru Hotel, and Four Points by Sheraton Kota
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong
Scheduled to open
in the fourth quarter of 2014, Four Points by Sheraton Puchong is
located in the heart of Puchongs developing new
business district, Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC) at
Bandar Puteri Puchong.
Puchong is a major town in the Petaling
district of Selangor, Malaysia and is situated midway between
Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital.
The hotel is located about 32 kilometers from the Kuala Lumpur
International Airport; and is approximately a 20-minute drive to
Kuala Lumpur city centre. The hotel will be only be a short walk from
the LRT station due for completion in the first quarter of 2016.
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong will feature 249 guestrooms, including 12 executive suites, 1,110 square metres of meeting space
- including an
800-square-metre grand ballroom. Additionally, the hotel will
have a swimming pool, two food and beverage venues including the
brands signature restaurant, The Eatery, a fitness centre, and a
variety of other amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free bottled water
and free coffee.
Upon completion, Four
Points by Sheraton Puchong will be the fifth Four Points by
Sheraton property in Malaysia, following the success of the brand
in Langkawi, Sandakan, Kuching and the recently opened Four Points
Le Méridien Putrajaya
Malaysias federal administrative capital, Le Méridien Putrajaya
will be situated in close proximity to the citys commercial and
retail areas, including the IOI City Mall, which is slated to open
late this year.
The hotel will offer 350 guestrooms,
all outfitted with the signature Le Méridien Bed. Le Méridien
Putrajaya will feature two innovative restaurants concepts,
fitness centre, spa facilities, and a swimming pool. The hotel
will have more than 1,630 square metres of meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom.
Le Méridien Putrajaya will be
the brands third hotel in Malaysia after Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
and Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu.
Four Points by Sheraton,