Holiday Inn Express® Launches in Malaysia

Holiday Inn Express® Launches in Malaysia

June 03, 2016 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) celebrates the opening of Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre, marking the entry of the Holiday Inn Express brand into Malaysia.

The new 383-room hotel is conveniently located along Jalan Raja Chulan, just a street away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Golden Triangle’. One of Kuala Lumpur’s must-visit destinations comprising the city’s main commercial, retail and entertainment districts, the ‘Golden Triangle’ features major shopping malls, commercial towers and popular landmarks, putting Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre in a prime location for business and leisure travellers visiting the city.

Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, commented: “Holiday Inn Express is one of our fastest growing hotel brands in the world and its growth is fuelled by a rising demand from value-conscious travellers who are seeking affordable accommodation in convenient locations. Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre is the first of five Holiday Inn Express hotels that we are opening in Malaysia in the coming years and we will be in a great position to cater to the projected 36 million tourist arrivals expected in Malaysia by 2020.”

Business travellers will appreciate the hotel’s strategic location where they have easy access to major financial and commercial buildings such as the world renowned Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Putra World Trade Centre and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Popular shopping destinations such as Bukit Bintang, Pavilion, Lot 10, Berjaya Times Square and Sungei Wang Plaza are also minutes away, providing them with a range of retail options during their downtime.

Also in the vicinity is the vibrant Changkat Bukit Bintang, a bustling street lined with lively resto-bars and trendy nightclubs, while the famous Jalan Alor food street close by comes to life at night serving up the best of Malaysian street food.

“We are delighted to have launched our Holiday Inn Express brand in Malaysia in the heart of the capital where our guests have access to the city’s major landmarks at their doorstep and can explore the best of Kuala Lumpur without any hassle. The best part is that they can drop their shopping bags off or return to the hotel for a quick break before continuing their day at any point – all at a great price point. We are confident Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre will be a popular choice for both business and leisure guests and we look forward to welcoming them into the hotel,” commented Jonathan Lai, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

As with over 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world, guests can select from contemporary-designed queen or twin guest rooms with the consistency and reliability of a global hotel brand, including amenities such as:

  • Free and fast Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel to stay connected throughout one’s stay.
  • Free Express Start™ Breakfast or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day.
  • Comfortable and high quality bedding with achoice of firm or soft pillows for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Refreshing power showers with a three-function massage showerhead and fluffy towels to keep revitalised. 
  • A 24-hour fitness room to stay energised and keep up the fitness routine away from home.
  • Self-service business centre, internet stations and laundry stations.

To celebrate the opening, guests can book to stay at an advance purchase rate starting from RM160++ per night, with an additional 5% discount exclusively for IHG Rewards Club members. The hotel is part of the global IHG Rewards Club loyalty programme where guests can earn and redeem points at over 5,000 hotels and major airlines around the world.

IHG has four other hotels in Malaysia, includingInterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, Holiday Inn Melaka, and Holiday Inn Penang, with a further four hotels in the development pipeline.

There are 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels in South East Asia, including two in Singapore, eight in Indonesia and four in Thailand, with 18 more hotels in the development pipeline in the region. 

About IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® andCandlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 742,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 94 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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