Green-hotel that is authentically local


The restaurant serves local cuisine from Sarawak and Sabah.

The restaurant serves local cuisine from Sarawak and Sabah.

BINTULU: Promenade Hotel Bintulu is promoting itself as an accommodation of choice that offers not just high-quality hospitality but also cuisine that is authentically east Malaysian.

This landmark in Bintulu town opened for business two years ago.

It has since developed into an environment-friendly entity.

It has also became a place where one can enjoy authentic local food from both Sarawak and Sabah.

The hotel is strategically located at the bustling Bintulu Sentral Commercial Centre along the Pan-Borneo Highway, not far from the old Bintulu town centre.

The attractive features about Promenade Bintulu is not just the location and the facilities but the fact that the management had put in place numerous measures and policies to ensure it is “green” and society-friendly.

Promenade Bintulu. — Photos by STEPHEN THEN / The Star
Promenade Bintulu. — Photos by STEPHEN THEN / The Star

The hotel employs staff from many ethnic groups and races and has a workforce of 100 Malaysians.

Many initiatives have been put in place for this hotel to be at the top of the pack in terms of quality and service, said Promenade Group director of sales and marketing Anita Chung.

“Promenade Bintuluhas always placed top priority on our hotels being friendly to the natural environment and to the community that we work in.

“We are serious in making sure we start off on solid footing in these aspects.

“That is why we have hired staff from many different races and ethnic backgrounds.

“We also have in place measures to recycle wastes, conserve water and electricity and inculcate a healthy environment for our guests and our workers by making the whole hotel a non-smoking zone,” she said.

Promenade Bintulu staff are made up of only Sarawakians and Sabahans.
Promenade Bintulu staff are made up of only Sarawakians and Sabahans.

The hotel supports community-oriented goals with blood donation campaigns and it is an active participant in the Earth Hour campaign, she added.

As far as its surroundings are concerned, the hotel is sited in a clean environment near the Pan-Borneo Highway leading to Miri in the north and Sibu in the south.

In its vicinity are supermarkets, banks, shops and clinics and a bus hub.

The hotel has a restaurant that offers authentic local food from Sarawak and Sabah prepared by chefs from the two states.

Among the must-try local dishes are the Sarawak Laksa and Sabah fishhead noodles.

Promenade Bintulu is expected to be the choice hotel for local travellers as well as foreign visitors and those in the business and industrial sectors because of its standard of accommodation and food and also its strategic location along the main Pan-Borneo travel route.

A native cuisine offered by the hotel.
A native cuisine offered by the hotel.

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