by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 21, 2020
The US$3.7 million upgrading works will be completed by the end of 2020.

KUALA LUMPUR - Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur (KL) is undergoing an RM15 million (US$3.7 million) makeover that will see all its rooms, ballrooms and meeting rooms upgraded this year.

Berjaya Hotels & Resort (BHR) chief operating officer Foo Toon Kee said 2020 is a key year for the hotel, primarily because of Visit Malaysia 2020, reported New Straits Times.

Mr Foo told the Malaysian daily that the whole refurbishment program for the hotel consists of the guestroom's renovation in two phases.

He said, 88 rooms under the first phase of this exercise will be ready by May 2020 and the second phase is to be completed by the second half of 2020.

Another major focus is on the upgrading of the Big Apple Restaurant and the Manhattan ballrooms and meeting rooms.

"We are upgrading the hotel to provide top-class facilities for MICE delegates which the hotel is renowned for," said Mr Foo.

Foo said, the whole exercise to upgrade the hotel, which boasts a total room count of 650, will be completed by the end of this year.

The last major refurbishment for the five-star hotel was carried out in the year 2009-2010.