Construction of Hyatt Centric hotel to spur Sabah's economy

KOTA KINABALU (May 6): The construction of a Hyatt Centric hotel in the city centre here will help boost Sabah’s economy, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said.

He said the boutique hotel, once completed, would create jobs and business opportunities for Sabahan business owners, including fruit, fish and vegetable suppliers.

The hotel will further enhance the state’s tourism industry capabilities, especially lodging for local and foreign travellers, he told reporters after officiating the hotel's groundbreaking ceremony here yesterday.

The Hyatt Centric hotel is being built by Hyatt Group and Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd Group at the cost of RM270 million.

The 22-storey hotel, which will have 220 rooms, will be the first Hyatt Centric in Malaysia. It is expected to complete and begins operations in 2021.

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