Hilton to add Malaysia’s third DoubleTree hotel


Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement for its third DoubleTree property in Malaysia.

Following the deal, which was signed with Daiman Landmark Hotel Sdn Bhd, the 365-room DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru will open its doors in mid-2014, adjacent to the border causeway crossing between Malaysia and Singapore.

Hilton currently operates five hotels in Malaysia
Hilton currently operates five hotels in Malaysia

“Hilton Worldwide has been in Malaysia for over 30 years and we remain committed to expanding our footprint in the region with the DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru as our eighth property in Malaysia. Supported by the strong partnership with Daiman Landmark Hotel Sdn Bhd, we are confident that the hotel will continue to strengthen our leading position in commercial centres in Asia Pacific,” said Andrew Clough, Hilton’s Senior Vice President of Development for the Middle East & Asia Pacific.

The 30-storey hotel will include 350 guest rooms and 15 service apartments, as well as two restaurants, a café, a lounge and two bars. The hotel will also offer a fitness centre and outdoor pool, while MICE facilities will include a 400m² ballroom, three meeting rooms and business centre.

The Johor Bahru International Convention Center is also less than 1km away, while Senai International Airport is 25km from the hotel.

Rob Palleschi, Global Head of DoubleTree by Hilton, said; “We are delighted to introduce an increasing number of travellers across the globe to DoubleTree by Hilton’s fast-expanding portfolio of remarkable city centre hotel locations around the world. The DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru is our third DoubleTree by Hilton-branded property in Malaysia following Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, and will be an exciting new addition to our hospitality offerings across the Asia Pacific region, as we create a rewarding and friendly hotel experience for the DoubleTree by Hilton brand globally.”

Hilton currently manages five properties in Malaysia including the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Hilton Petaling Jaya, Hilton Kuching and Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. The Hilton Garden Inn Puchong and DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka will open in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

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