Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sibu's Kingwood hotel to go 5-star

Sibu: Kingwood hotel here is to be transformed into a five-star landmark hotel, rising another six storeys and encompassing additional facilities as well as shopping and commercial lots.

The expansion will mean an additional 224 rooms of various categories plus 10 apartment suites from the present 168 rooms, according to a spokesperson of Sibu-based Kingwood Group, a leading local timber, oil palm, padi and property conglomerate.

At 18 storeys, the new building will make Kingwood the biggest and tallest hotel here.

Sarawak's Urban Development and Tourism Minister, Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh, will officiate at the earth-breaking ceremony for the expansion project on Wednesday.

The expansion work is scheduled to be completed in three years. The project will take up 0.445 ha of the 0.708 ha in front of the hotel, plus another 0.121 ha that extends to the Rejang River.

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