While we often stay in locally owned boutique hotels, eco-lodges, and homestays sometimes we can't resist a lap of luxury, especially when we know we're going to spend our days getting dirty and exploring incredible nature.
International luxury hotel chains aren't always mean corporate zombies that do nothing for their local communities. The opposite is true of Four Points by Sheraton in Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia.
During our stay the hotel management was preparing to host a charity ball to support local underprivileged children that are desperately seeking medical treatment, and it was a sold out event due to their tireless promotion! We even caught the hotel manager practicing his piano performance in the lobby for the big event!
This commitment to improving their local community stole our hearts. The divine king-size comfort bed, cloud-like robes, and infinity pool didn't hurt, either.
We were invited to stay at the lovely Four Points hotel during our adventures in Sandakan and couldn't have been more grateful for such a comfortable place to lay our heads after long days out adventuring in the magnificent nearby wilderness.
Four Points by Sheraton is actually the only international hotel in Sandakan and has a prime location. Four Points is situated centrally in the small town of Sandakan at Harbour Square which is located right on the waterfront. The hotel has stunning views of the sea from every single window that we saw!
Continue reading (Incl. Pics) at: Miss Filatelista: Staying at Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan
Further reading at: Miss Filatelista: Kuching Travel Guide - What to Do, See, and Eat.