Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan opens in Malaysia

Swiss-Belhotel International has revealed the soft opening of its first Malaysian property.

At Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, the hospitality management chain offers a four-star hotel on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, facing the South China Sea.

The hotel is only two kilometres from buzzing Kuantan, the capital of the culturally rich Pahang state.

Located in the traditional fishing village of Tanjung Lumpur, the 27-storey property has 366 rooms and suites – all featuring modern amenities.

Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan is the first stage of the Kuantan Waterfront Resort City, a 200-hectare mixed-use development and the region’s first integrated leisure, retail, dining, entertainment, hospitality and residential landmark.

This visitor magnet will feature a marina walk, green promenade, waterfront bars and restaurants, including a floating restaurant, duty-free shopping, golf course and a waterpark with a variety of water sports adding to the appeal.

Gavin Faull, Swiss-Belhotel International chairman, said Malaysia had long been on the group’s radar given its appeal of one of south-east 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,” he said.

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