IHG to build Holiday Inn at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Hospitality firm InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Warisan City Development, part of the Kienta Group, for a new-build Holiday Inn at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia.

KLIA handles almost 60 million passengers a year and is a major transit hub for, among others, the AirAsia and AirAsia X brands, as well as national carrier Malaysian Airlines. With easy access to the airport terminals, the hotel will be an ideal location for layover passengers as well as airline crew. Shoppers can also enjoy the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA, a mall with 170 outlets including stores by premium brands and multiple restaurants.

Holiday Inn Sepang will contain 250 rooms, a café and restaurant, and a daytime lounge that will transform into a cocktail bar come nightfall. The property will also feature a modern restaurant, gym and business corner. The hotel is scheduled for completion in 2021.

The hotel’s events capabilities will be substantial with four state-of-the-art meeting rooms, the largest of which will be a ballroom capable of hosting banquets of up to 400 people. The property will also feature an event space that opens out to the hotel pool area.

Serena Lim, vice president, development, Southeast Asia and Korea, IHG, said, “The latest addition to our Malaysia portfolio, Holiday Inn Sepang will provide a friendly, affordable and dependable hotel experience to travelers passing through the area. Within close proximity of a major international airport, a large industrial district, a university, and a renown racing circuit, the hotel is perfectly positioned for both business and leisure visitors.”

IHG has five hotels operating across three brands in Malaysia, with a further 10 hotels set to open within the next five years.

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