Malaysia to be home to 4 new hotels by 2018
St Regis, W Hotel, Four Seasons and Harrods Hotel to establish properties in Malaysia
Malaysian Tourism and Culture Ministry announced the launch of four new hotels in the country, to promote tourism and MyFest 2015 initiative, at ATM 2015.
St. Regis is slated to open this year, followed by W Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Malaysia will also be the home to 7-star Harrods Hotel, scheduled to open in 2018.
Chairing the press conference at ATM 2015, Malaysia minister of tourism and culture Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said: “The Harrods Hotel is a joint development, involving Qatar Holding LLC, and will be located on 2.21 hectare land. It will be amongst top three Harrods Hotel to be built in the world.”
Abdul Aziz further added: “We aim to have 29.4 million tourists’ arrivals this year, and bringing about $30 billion in tourism receipts, leading up to our ultimate goal of 36 million tourists and bringing Malaysia $46.71 billion in receipts by 2020.”
Other initiatives to attract tourists to Malaysia include two new malls, 20th century fox world of theme park, and other sporting and recreational venues.