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Hotel Equatorial Melaka to be closed from June 30 for makeover

KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Hotel Equatorial Melaka (pictured) will “cease operations” from June 30 to undergo an extensive makeover.

The 22-year-old hotel is located close to historical/tourist sites such as A’Famosa and The Stadthuys and was last spruced up back in 2008.

“PNB Management Services Sdn Bhd, the hospitality company owned by PNB, is undertaking a detailed study of a plan for the upgrading and refurbishment of the hotel,” PNB executive vice-president for property and real estate, Rizal Rickman Ramli told The Edge Malaysia.

According to reports, Hotel Equatorial Melaka is owned by Syarikat Malacca Straits Inn Sdn Bhd, which is owned by PNB.

The latter became the sole owner of the hotel in 2016 when it bought out the previous owners — Sime Darby Bhd, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Melaka and Hotel Equatorial (M) Sdn Bhd.

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