Swiss-Belhotel’s debuts first Malaysian hotel

The hospitality management chain has soft launched its four-star property in Kuantan

Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan is part of the first stage development of Kuantan Waterfront Resort City. Credit: Swiss-Belhotel International

HONG KONG - Swiss-Belhotel International has soft launched its first Malaysian property - the 366-room Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan. The four-star property is part of the larger Kuantan Waterfront Resort City mixed-used development project.

Located 2km from Kuantan, the capital of Pahang state, the 27-storey property features 86 Family Rooms dedicated to multi-generational vacations, 16 luxury villas,10 meeting rooms and one ballroom.

Describing Malaysia as having long been on the Group's radar given the country's appeal as one of Southeast Asia's most popular destinations, so "the chance to plant our flag in such a culturally dynamic country, delivering our award-winning international standards, is very exciting and a key element of our broader growth strategy in Malaysia and globally," said Swiss-Belhotel International chairman and president, Mr Gavin M Faull.

Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan is part of the first stage development of Kuantan Waterfront Resort City (KWRC) - a 200-hectare mixed-used development project which will also be the region's first integrated leisure, retail, dining, entertainment, hospitality and residential landmark. There will be a marina walk, promenade, waterfront bars, restaurants, duty-free shopping, golf course and a waterpark.

The KWRC was also built with MICE visitors in mind, the area hosting a business park, healthcare hub and tourist resort facilities.

It takes one hour to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, once the East Coast Rail Link is completed.

"The fact that we are an integral part of such a transformative development as KWRC makes our entry into Malaysia even more special, and we plan to unveil new properties in other key destinations in the country including Kuala Lumpur and Melaka," said Mr Faull.

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