Sarawak's first Seri Malaysia Hotel to open its doors in February

LAWAS: Hotel Seri Malaysia Lawas, the latest in the chain of hotels under Hotel Seri Malaysia Sdn Bhd, will start operating in this nothernmost town of Sarawak in February next year.

A ceremony to mark the handing over of the hotel by the project developer, Borneo Development Corporation (Sarawak)(BDC), and the Works Department to Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia was held at the new hotel here on Tuesday, Dec 28.

Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit witnessed the event where BDC general manager Ir Dr John Panil made the official handover of hotel to Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia managing director Zahriah Abdul Kadir.

Located in the centre of Lawas town, the hotel offers 104 rooms, including two VIP rooms as well as a main hall, meeting rooms, seminar rooms and a swimming pool.

Work on the hotel started last year and it was fully completed in November this year with a cost of RM35 million.

Dawos said the hotel will complement other tourism facilities in the area and help to drive the growth of the industry in northern Sarawak.

Lawas has its own tourist attractions and can be touted as among the main tourism products of Sarawak state, he added. — Bernama
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