by Meetings & Conventions Asia | May 21, 2019
Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Malaysia.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad group to develop a Hyatt Centric hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 

Expected to open in 2021, Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Malaysia. 

Located in the heart of the city, the hotel will have convenient access to the commercial district, featuring shopping malls, restaurants and local attractions. The Jesselton Point pier, for example, is within walking distance, allowing guests to visit nearby islands. 

"We are grateful for the collaboration from Hap Seng, one of the most esteemed companies in Malaysia", said David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "With its prime location in Malaysia's gateway city to Sabah and Borneo, Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu will cater to adventurous guests looking to discover the area's culture, cuisine and surrounding national parks".

The hotel will also feature an all-day lounge and restaurant, more than 600sqm of meeting space, a rooftop swimming pool and bar with views of the South China Sea, as well as a fitness centre.

"We are thrilled to announce plans to introduce the Hyatt Centric brand to one of Malaysia's key destinations", said Patrick Finn, senior vice president - real estate & development, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt. "We are focused on strategically growing our brand presence in Malaysia and the introduction of our second Hyatt hotel in Sabah will enable us to provide more diverse experiences for guests".