SINGAPORE (Jan 6): GuocoLand Ltd and AccorHotels have signed a deal for the management of GuocoLand’s two newly-built hotels: the Sofitel Singapore City Centre at Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore, and the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara at Damansara City, Kuala Lumpur. This was announced in a statement released today.

“GuocoLand is pleased to appoint AccorHotels as the hotel manager for both properties as we see strong synergies with the Sofitel luxury brand and services that will cater to the differing needs and demands of our office tenants, residents, visitors and guests,” said GuocoLand Group president and CEO Raymond Choong.

As part of the upcoming multi-billion dollar Tanjong Pagar Centre, the 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre will host facilities such as an outdoor pool, executive lounge, 620 sq m (approximately 6,673.62 sq ft) ballroom, eight meeting rooms, bars and a restaurant. In addition to that, nearby amenities include Tanjong Pagar Centre’s urban park, direct MRT station access as well as an array of dining and entertainment options.

The 312-room Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara will be the first internationally branded luxury hotel in the area, and is part of a new 8.5-acre integrated development in the Damansara Heights enclave, Damansara City. The latter will also have two Grade A office towers, two luxury high-rise residences, and a lifestyle mall.

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara will feature facilities such as a lobby lounge, deli, three restaurants and bars, an executive lounge, spa, gym, outdoor swimming pool and pool bar, on top of a 840 sq m (approximately 9,041.68 sq ft) ballroom and five meeting rooms.

“We are very excited that GuocoLand has entrusted us to manage these two flagship hotels under our luxury Sofitel brand in what will be very prestigious lifestyle and business hubs,” said AccorHotels Asia Pacific chairman and CEO Michael Issenberg, adding that the two hotels are expected to be landmark developments in their respective cities.

GuocoLand’s parent company is Guoco Group Ltd, a member of the Hong Leong group of companies. GuocoLand has established property operations in Singapore, China, Malaysia and Vietnam, with a portfolio encompassing residential, hospitality, commercial and retail developments, while AccorHotels is a global hotel operator with a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands from luxury to economy establishments.

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