Tawau: Hotel Promenade conducted its "soft" opening Thursday as part of the effort by Sabah Urban Development Corporation (SUDC) to enhance better development, exploring the various potentials of the district.
SUDC Managing Director Haji Abu Bakar M Yahya who was the first official guest at the hotel following the soft opening, told a press conference that Tawau was chosen for the project due to the vibrant economy that could help boost the prospects of building a four-star hotel, a shopping complex and condominium lots, located some 1.5km from the town centre.
He expressed optimism that Tawau should be able to accommodate the three ambitious projects.
Abu Bakar also said Promenade was chosen due to their credibility in managing business in the hotel industry, and believed that the facility would be able to cater the needs of guests from nearby towns as well as neigbouring countries bordering the district.
At the same time, the three establishments would continue to generate more jobs for the local people here, he said.
Abu Bakar added the hotel might utilise 63 of its total 180 rooms, until it is fully completed by May, this year.
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