SHAH ALAM: Best Western International, one of the world’s largest hotel chains with 4,000 hotels in over 100 countries, has opened its first hotel in Shah Alam.
Best Western i-City Shah Alam is in the 72-acre (29ha) i-City next to i-City Waterworld. i-City is developed by I-Bhd.
“As Selangor’s capital, Shah Alam is a key economic hub in Malaysia. Located just 25km from Kuala Lumpur and 30km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the city is at the heart of the country’s development and provides an ideal setting for Best Western’s new generation of contemporary hotels,” said Best Western International senior vice-president of brand management and development, Ron Pohl.
The RM50 million development features an 18-storey building with 214 guest rooms and suites comprising 144 superior rooms (priced at RM450 nett), 58 deluxe rooms (RM500 nett) and 12 suites (RM700 nett). The rooms range from 19 sq m to 35 sq m in size.
“Malaysia is an incredibly exciting market for Best Western International. With five hotels already open [in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan], and eight more in the pipeline, we look forward to serving the needs of our guests,” Pohl said.
This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 9, 2015.