NUSAJAYA: Mah Sing Group Berhad wants to tap into the growing tourism sector in Johor by building a luxury hotel that is expected to be fully operational by 2018.
Its chief executive officer Ng Chai Yong said the Ramada Encore Meridin would have 322 fully furnished units being developed as part of its second phase of the Meridin@Medini.
“Ramada Encore Meridin will be built based on the concept of a studio apartment that will have one or two bedrooms,” Ng told reporters after inking a franchise agreement with the world’s largest hotel company Wyndham Hotel Asia Pacific to procure the Ramada brand here yesterday.
Ramada Encore Meridin is part of a mixed development project by Mah Sing Group on a piece of 3.3ha land here with a gross development value of RM1.4bil.
Ng pointed out that the company was committed to develop a venue with quality lifestyle for its customers and believed that the construction of the four star hotel will be able to attract more tourists.
“The hotel itself is strategically located at the heart of Medini with Legoland theme park, Puteri Harbour and private hospital Gleneagles just within walking distance,” he said.
Meanwhile Wyndham Hotel Asia Pacific acquisition and business development director David Wray said the company is eager to spread its wings in Iskandar Malaysia.
“Besides this hotel which is in a growing area, we are also looking at another hotel in Johor Baru.
“We believe that Johor has become an ideal destination as it is a growing market as the occupancy rate among other hotels here have been quite positive,” he said.
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