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Double delight for Best Western in Malaysia

Just weeks after opening its first property in Kuala Lumpur, Best Western announced plans to open a new property in Malaysia’s capital city in 2015.

BANGKOK- Just weeks after launching its first hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Best Western International has unveiled plans to open a second property in the Malaysian capital.

Located in the affluent residential, commercial and entertainment district of Bangsar, in the west of Kuala Lumpur, the newly signed Bangsar project will form an integral part of the Bangsar Trade Centre complex. This six-tower commercial park is home to a vast array of office space, retail stores, a 45,000sqf convention centre and a 385,000sqf of Food & Beverage and Hospitality wholesale mall.

The new project, expected to open in 2015, will join the midscale Best Western collection and feature all the comfort, convenience and excellent service for which Best Western is famous across the world. The 378 rooms and suites will include a range of modern facilities including flat-screen satellite TVs, complimentary internet access, rooftop swimming pool, premier lounge and four food and beverage outlets with a private access to sky lounge, an intimate dining and bar area. Guests will also be able to take advantage of the fast connections to the city centre via the Light Rail Transit (LRT), from Kerinchi station which is located within Bangsar Trade Centre.

The latest announcement follows hot on the heels of the opening of the Best Western Premier Dua Sentral in Kuala Lumpur – Best Western’s first hotel in the city and its new flagship property in Malaysia.

“The news of our second hotel in Kuala Lumpur, coming so soon after the opening of our first, is proof of the great faith Best Western has in the Malaysian hotel industry,” said Glenn de Souza, Best Western International’s Vice President International Operations – Asia & the Middle East.

“Best Western Premier Dua Sentral in Kuala Lumpur has already received tremendous feedback from our guests and the local community, and we are confident that our new hotel in Bangsar will receive positive feedback when it opens,” Mr. de Souza added.

Best Western International currently operates four hotels in Malaysia, offering more than 800 rooms in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Pangkor Island. This portfolio is expected to expand rapidly over the next few years, rising to 16 properties with a nationwide inventory of almost 2,000 comfortable, contemporary rooms by the end of 2015.

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Luc Citrinot a French national is a freelance journalist and consultant in tourism and air transport with over 20 years experience. Based in Paris and Bangkok, he works for various travel and air transport trade publications in Europe and Asia.