Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Four-star hotel adds 421 rooms in Kuching

KUCHING: The RM290mil Four Points by Sheraton Kuching has opened for business, giving a boost to the city’s tourism development.

Owner Global Upline Sdn Bhd took just 11 months to complete the 421-room four-star hotel near Kuching International Airport.

Global Upline adviser Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing said the firm’s investment would overcome the city’s shortage of hotel rooms.

“Even after we open Four Points by Sheraton, there will still be a need for more rooms to support the tourism industry,” he told reporters at the hotel’s soft opening on Sunday.

Ting said that Global Upline, which had completed several major airport and other infrastructure projects in Sabah and Sarawak, planned to invest in a second hotel next to the Four Points by Sheraton.

He said the lack of hotel rooms had discouraged big tour groups from choosing the city as they were frustrated by having to split the groups to stay in different hotels.

He said, with a ballroom that could cater for 3,000 to 4,000 seminar seats and 1,500 diners for sit-down banquets, Four Points by Sheraton was ready to serve the market.

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