IHG will open its first ever Holiday Inn Express hotel in Malaysia next year, following the signing of a new agreement for two properties in Kuala Lumpur.
Continuing the budget brand’s rapid recent growth in Southeast Asia, Malaysia’s first Holiday Inn Express hotel will open in 2016. Built on the site of the existing Menara ING office tower, the 383-room Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre will form part of a mixed-use development including offices, restaurants and cafes.
The other hotel in the agreement will be the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kuala Lumpur Ampang, which is scheduled to open in 2018. The hotel will feature 300 rooms and suites, catering to both short- and long-term stays.
“One of the main attractions of any Holiday Inn Express hotel is its excellent location at great value, and that is exactly what will make Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kuala Lumpur Ampang excellent choices for guests,” said Leanne Harwood, IHG’s vice president of operations for Southeast Asia.
“With the upcoming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail expected to be completed by 2020, and the development of the Tun Razak Exchange financial district, it is an exciting time for the city.”
All Holiday Inn Express hotels offer free Wi-Fi and breakfast, self-service business centres and laundry rooms, 24-hour fitness centres and facilities for small scale meetings and events.
There are currently 13 Holiday Inn Express hotels open in Southeast Asia across Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, with a further 20 due to open in the next five years, including four in Malaysia.