Published on : Tuesday, January 2, 2018
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with SKS Hotel Residences and Resorts Sdn. Bhd., a member of SKS Group, to debut the Holiday Inn brand in the capital of Johor, Malaysia, with the new 318-room Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre.
With its flagship location in the city’s downtown core just 30 kilometres away from the Senai International Airport, the hotel will offer convenient access to international travellers, while visitors from neighbouring Singapore will appreciate the excellent pedestrian connectivity to the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ), as well as its strategic proximity to the upcoming Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Johor Bahru to Woodlands in Singapore.
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre will be part of the Komtar JBCC mixed-use development comprising retail and commercial office spaces. Situated a stone’s throw away from two of Johor Bahru’s most popular malls – Komtar JBCC and Johor Bahru City Square – leisure guests can look forward to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options at their doorstep or a quick stroll away, including the Angry Birds Activity Park located at the mall situated underneath the hotel. The hotel will also be connected to the Persada Johor International Convention Centre via the Persada Link Bridge covered skywalk, enabling corporate and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions) delegates to commute easily to the convention centre and downtown offices.
As one of the first hotels in Johor Bahru to offer internationally branded mid-scale accommodation, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre will be equipped with six meeting rooms, a business centre, as well as an outdoor pool and gym for guests to enjoy their downtime. It will also feature an all-day dining restaurant and a lounge offering the Holiday Inn brand’s signature Kids Stay and Eat FreeTM programme, where kids under the age of 12 can stay and dine for free – making it an ideal accommodation choice for family, leisure and business travellers alike.
The owner, SKS Group, is one of Johor’s largest developers with a strong hotel portfolio that includes four upcoming hotels in Western Australia, as well as several existing and pipeline hotels in Johor Bahru and Desaru.