DoubleTree by Hilton Announces New Hotel in Malaysia

Doubletree by Hilton Hotels, a brand from the US-based hospitality company, Hilton Worldwide, will be opening a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The 365-room DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru opens in 2014, and will be the third DoubleTree by Hilton property in Malaysia. The hotel is located within Johor Bahru’s Central Business District.

Andrew Clough, the senior vice president of development for Middle East and Asia Pacific for Hilton Worldwide, said, ‘Hilton Worldwide has been in Malaysia for over 30 years and we remain committed to expanding our footprint in the region with the DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru as our eighth property in Malaysia. Supported by the strong partnership with Daiman Landmark Hotel Sdn Bhd, we are confident that the hotel will continue to strengthen our leading position in commercial centers in Asia Pacific.’

The 30-story DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru, will have 350 guest rooms and 15 service apartment units, as well as four restaurants and two bars. The hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, and event spaces, featuring a 400-square metre ballroom and three meeting rooms.

Rob Palleschi, the company global head for DoubleTree by Hilton, said, ‘We are delighted to introduce an increasing number of travellers across the globe to DoubleTree by Hilton’s fast-expanding portfolio of remarkable city centre hotel locations around the world. The DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru is our third DoubleTree by Hilton-branded property in Malaysia following Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, and will be an exciting new addition to our hospitality offerings across the Asia Pacific region, as we create a rewarding and friendly hotel experience for the DoubleTree by Hilton brand globally.’