with three blocks of serviced apartments.
Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, in announcing the project, said the hotel will be developed on a 3.645-hectare site and is expected to be completed in 2014.
"The hotel will add to the 11,402 rooms available now," he said the project's ground-breaking ceremony at Kampung Bunga Raya Pantai here on Wednesday Oct 20. The hotel, to be named Kerjaya Hotel, will have 306 rooms and is expected to employ 400 workers.
Mohd Ali said the first section to be built will be the 32-storey hotel, followed by the three blocks of 27-storey serviced apartments which will comprise 700 units.
"The hotel has targeted 75 per cent occupancy and hopefully, will help the state government to extend the stay of tourists from 1.89 nights achieved last year," he said.
He added that 136 occupants of 80 houses at the site currently will receive compensation amounting to RM1.93 million.- Bernama
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