Doubletree By Hilton To Arrive In Malaysia In 2010
Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur City Centre will mark the debut of upscale Hilton Family Brand in the Malaysian Capital
As one of the upscale hotel brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, Doubletree by Hilton will introduce business and leisure travellers in Malaysia to the brand's longstanding tradition of distinctively designed hotels that reflect the destination and surrounding area. Other Doubletree by Hilton characteristic qualities include the warm worldwide welcome of the brand's legendary chocolate chip cookie to every guest at check-in, the rewards of the prestigious Hilton HHonors® loyalty programme and a unique caring commitment to the communities in which they operate.
"The Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur City Centre is perfectly suited to meet the needs of this dynamic business centre. From China to Thailand and now Malaysia, our development pipeline for the Doubletree by Hilton brand continues to grow throughout Asia as a lucrative branding opportunity that is flexible for both new-build and conversion purposes in the upscale, full-service hotel arena," said Dave Horton, senior vice president - brand management for Doubletree Hotels.
Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur City Centre will be situated at the corner where Jalan Tun Razak meets Jalan Ampang, near the landmark Petronas Twin Towers, embassies and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. With convenient access to other parts of the city, the hotel will be within easy reach of the Central Business District, popular tourist spots and shopping malls. Ampang Park Light Rapid Transit (LRT) station is a two-minute walk from the hotel, providing guests with convenient connection to Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the city's main train station to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The hotel will form part of a world class mixed use property called The Intermark, which was acquired by MGPA's Asia Fund II. In addition to Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur City Centre, The Intermark comprises a retail podium called Intermark Mall, a full refurbished grade A 62-storey office tower called Vista Tower, and a new sustainable design office building to be called Integra Tower. The entire development is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.
Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur City Centre will offer meeting facilities of close to 20,000 square feet, including a grand ballroom designed to host events for over 600 people. The hotel will provide four restaurants and bars, including an all day dining restaurant, an alfresco-style specialty restaurant, lobby lounge and a new concept deli & wine bar. A full service spa and health club with swimming pool will provide guests with a wide range of recreational facilities, to relax and unwind after a day's work or sightseeing.
Mr. Moonduck Kim, managing director, MGPA Asia Developments, commented, "MGPA is an active real estate investor in Asia. We are confident that the Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur City Centre will become the preferred choice for discerning travellers and will contribute to our positioning of The Intermark as a world class integrated development in the heart of Kuala Lumpur".
About Doubletree by Hilton Hotels | With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 200 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree by Hilton hotels and resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today's business and leisure travellers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand's legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward programme, each Doubletree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.
Doubletree is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 77 countries and territories, including 135,000 team members worldwide. The More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America withcompany owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®Hotels & Resorts, Denizen™ Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Home2 Suites by Hilton®and The Waldorf Astoria Collection™.
To make reservations at any Doubletree by Hilton hotel, travellers may visit our website at www.doubletree.com.
About MGPA | MGPA is an independently managed private equity real estate investment advisory company focused on real estate investment in Europe and Asia. Through its headquarters in Bermuda and network of offices throughout Europe and Asia, MGPA currently manages US$11 billion in assets throughout these two regions. Its managed investments include development and redevelopment projects, joint-ventures and real estate operating companies in the office, retail, industrial, residential and hotel sectors. For more information about MGPA please visit www.mgpa.com.
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