IHG Debuts The First Holiday Inn In The Malaysian City Of Johor
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IHG Debuts The First Holiday Inn In The Malaysian City Of Johor

October 05, 2020 // Franchising.com // IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, the first under the brand in Johor and the third in Malaysia. This 335-room new built hotel is part of Komtar JBCC mixed-use development comprising retail and commercial office spaces and will enjoy direct connection to the Persada Johor International Convention Centre via Persada Link Bridge covered skywalk.

Nestled in the heart of the city centre, a short 30-minute drive away from Senai International Airport, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre provides easy access to some of the best shopping and entertainment options in town, including Angry Birds Activity Park, Skyscape JB, Heritage Trail on Jalan Tan Hiok Nee & Bazaar Karat night market.

The Kids Stay & Eat Free program makes the hotel the perfect choice for families. For corporate travellers, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is conveniently located in the central business district, surrounded by a wealth of banks, financial institutions and offices to cater to all business needs.

A New Way to Stay

All 335 rooms have been thoughtfully designed with refreshingly streamlined guest rooms to provide absolute comfort and plenty of features to look forward to.

Each room is fitted with a 49-inch flat-screen TV, a standing shower and an electronic safe. In addition to contemporary furnishings, every room includes multiple USB charging ports and outlets, conveniently integrated into the telephone panel and work desk to accommodate all guest electronics.

Other facilities at the new hotel also include a sky pool, steam rooms, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Catering to corporate and leisure travellers alike, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre brings consistent, intuitive service and a relaxed, interactive style to the Open Lobby concept. The integrated space offers a versatile environment where guests can eat, enjoy crafted cocktails, work, meet, socialize and have fun.

The hotel also offers dedicated event planning services for visitors taking advantage of its convertible spaces for business meetings, conferences, parties and launches. All four multi-functional meeting rooms are outfitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems to smoothly facilitate events.

For a social dining experience, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is home to Dine @ EIGHT, all-day-dining with a family-friendly open kitchen theatre concept serving a menu full of local cuisines, as well as some of Johor Bahru’s best continental flavours.

Mr Cheah HT, General Manager, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre commented: “I am very excited to be back in Malaysia after almost a decade working overseas, especially to Johor Bahru which has been the epicentre of Malaysia’s trade, dining and entertainment. The city is steeped in rich history as it connects the traditional with the modern in its gastronomy, architecture and culture. We are confident that the hotel will be a landmark for visitors and locals alike in Johor Bahru as one of the top destinations.”

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre and IHG Way of Clean

As part of the IHG family, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre will comply with IHG’s Way of Clean industry-leading standards, including the new IHG Clean Promise. IHG’s global Clean Promise was announced in May as part of an overhaul of IHG Way of Clean to introduce heightened cleanliness standards to protect guests in the wake of COVID. Using new, science-led protocols and service measures, partnering with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey, and launching a global IHG Clean Promise, these strengthened measures will give guests greater confidence and hotel teams the protection needed.

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is the latest addition to one of the world’s largest hotel companies, where guests can earn and redeem points at over 5,900 hotels and major airlines globally through the IHG Rewards Club loyalty programme.

Book by 31 December 2020 to enjoy 35% off room rates with the hotel’s opening “Baru-baru di Johor Bahru” offer for stays from now till 31 March 2021. For reservations and more information, please visit their website.

About IHG®

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™ and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,900 hotels and approximately 883,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit the IHG website for hotel information and reservations and IHG Reward website for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit their news website and follow us on social media at Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

SOURCE IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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