Saturday, March 20, 2010

Grand Margherita Hotel celebrates completion of Phase 1 makeover

KUCHING: The Grand Margherita Hotel here yesterday celebrated the completion of Phase 1 of its makeover after a RM3.7 million extensive renovation to its lobby, Orchid Garden Coffee House, Rajang Lobby Lounge and Sadong Meeting Room.Other improvements carried out in the last 12 months included new equipment for the hotel’s Cardio Exercise Room, new beds and LCD TVs in all guestrooms.

The hotel also introduced a new service by engaging a partner to operate the Borneo Odyssey Spa at its former Tribes Restaurant.

“When we rebranded Grand Margherita Hotel and Riverside Majestic Hotel last year, we promised to continue improving our products and services to cater for our visitors and customers,” said Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

Talip, who was speaking during the celebration of Grand Margherita Hotel’s makeover, said the event was the testimony of SEDC’s efforts to enhance quality service and image of its hotel properties.

Apart from Grand Margherita Hotel, SEDC is also upgrading Riverside Majestic Hotel.

The renovation works are expected to be completed by August this year.

Similarly, Damai Beach Resort would also under go refurbishment to refresh its ambience.

“Refurbishment and upgrading of Grand Margherita and Riverside Majestic Hotels, as well as Damai Beach Resort, are part and parcel of SEDC’s overall plan to upgrade our tourism flagship properties to keep up with changing times and to meet customer expectations,” he said.

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