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Corporate Press Release

05 May 2014

Swiss-Belhotel International Adds To Malaysia Management Portfolio With Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan

HONG KONG, CHINA: Global hospitality management company Swiss-Belhotel International has added another property to its burgeoning portfolio after signing a memorandum of understanding to manage Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, Malaysia.

The 334-room property will be part of a mixed waterfront development that will include retail shopping, a commercial district and a business park. The hotel's facilities will include restaurants, a ballroom and meeting facilities, a business centre, swimming pool and water park, sky deck and lounge, plus gym, spa and Jacuzzi. 

Mr Gavin M. Faull, President and Chairman of Swiss-Belhotel International. For high res image please click here.
Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull said: "We are delighted to be expanding our presence in Malaysia and we will look forward to replicating our international brand standards there, bringing efficient service and a high level of professionalism to the market." 

News of the four-star property's conception follows a spate of recent hotel and resort launch announcements from the Hong Kong based company, which is expanding throughout the Asia-Pacific and Middle East while eyeing other parts of the world. 

The hotel management company will extend its range of two- to five-star brands into markets that include the Middle East, where the Swiss-Belhotel Seef in Bahrain, Swiss-Belinn Ghubrah Muscat in Oman will be opened this year and join the existing Swiss-Belhotel Plaza in Kuwait and Qatar's Swiss-Belhotel Doha. In 2015, Swiss-Belhotel Erbil in Iraq and Saudi Arabia's Swiss-Belhotel Riyadh will open. 

Indonesia is the country where Swiss-Belhotel International has the biggest presence. It operates 39 hotels there, with 15 more coming in 2014 including a 5-star hotel - Ciputra World Surabaya. The company's Indonesian portfolio will contain 97 hotels and resorts within two years, where Swiss-Belhotel International has been voted Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain at the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards the past four years. 

Swiss-Belhotel International will grow throughout Asia next year. In China, it will add to its existing three hotels with three more in 2015 while in Vietnam it will open two properties to go with its popular Swiss-Belhotel Lao Cai. Moreover, it will open two hotels in the Philippines by 2015 and 2016. 

Swiss-Belhotel International has more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects in its global portfolio. Voted one of the world's top 100 hotel groups in 2013 by HOTELS Magazine, it has a presence in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia, and is exploring options elsewhere. 

For further information and high resolution images please contact: 

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager 
Swiss-Belhotels International, Group Sales and Marketing Office 
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278 
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276 

David Johnson
Managing Director
Delivering Asia Communications
Direct Tel: +66 (0) 2246 1159
Tel: +668 9170 9866

Notes to editors: 

Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for three consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney - Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, Bangkok - Thailand and Auckland - New Zealand.

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