From left to proper: Hwei Yee Tan, CEO, STC Property Administration Sdn. Bhd., Eric Teng, CEO, Straits Developments Pte Ltd, Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG Accommodations & Resorts, Vivek Bhalla, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Korea, IHG Accommodations & Resorts
The partnership between IHG and STC Property Administration Sdn Bhd will see the resort built-in as a part of an expansive 40-acre, sustainable combine improvement.
Penang, Malaysia – IHG Accommodations & Resorts, one of many world’s main resort corporations, introduced a landmark partnership with STC Property Administration Sdn Bhd, the Developer of Straits Metropolis. The Grasp Plan improvement is by The Straits Buying and selling Firm Restricted (SGX: S20.SI) and Malaysia Smelting Company Berhad.
The partnership will deliver the primary Crowne Plaza Accommodations & Resorts to Penang, the flagship resort for Straits Metropolis – a sustainable high-end mixed-use improvement situated on the waterfront of Butterworth Penang. Envisioned because the Future Metropolis, the expansive improvement incorporates inexperienced applied sciences to advertise a extra sustainable residing and areas designed to encourage interplay, communication and creation.
Nestled inside Straits Metropolis, the 343-room Crowne Plaza Penang Butterworth Straits Metropolis will supply sweeping views of the Straits of Penang, and a nostalgic Georgetown simply over the horizon. Past the host of facilities and amenities that can cater to travellers of each disposition, the true power of the property lies in its integration with Straits Metropolis.
Mr. Eric Teng, CEO of Straits Developments Pte Ltd stated: “Upon completion, Straits Metropolis will assist elevate Butterworth Penang as the longer term metropolis, comprising an built-in mixture of residential, retail, workplaces and industrial elements. We’re assured that the partnership with IHG will deliver our imaginative and prescient of creating Straits Metropolis right into a world-class work-live-play vacation spot to life.”
Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG stated: “We’re delighted to accomplice with STC Property Administration to debut the Crowne Plaza model to Butterworth Penang, and in Butterworth’s scenic coastal space that’s present process transformation to change into the brand new residential and industrial hub of Penang.”
“This signing underscores IHG’s dedication to additional develop its footprint throughout Malaysia and develop its portfolio in strategic locations. The Crowne Plaza model is an ideal match for contemporary travellers who want a seamless transition between work and life, and for enterprise nomads working remotely throughout the globe. We’re assured that Crowne Plaza Penang Butterworth Straits Metropolis will improve the hospitality providing in Butterworth and set a brand new normal for blended journey.”
The event is strategically situated a mere five-minute drive to Penang Sentral, the northern area transportation hub of Malaysia, affording loads of choices for travellers. Straits Metropolis additionally boasts nice connectivity to all main roads and highways within the space, together with the Butterworth Outer Ring Street (BORR). Company embarking on a nostalgic tradition expertise to the island can anticipate a 35-minute drive to Georgetown.
The Crowne Plaza model continues to develop quickly throughout Asia Pacific the place it has shortly change into the best selection of the fashionable enterprise traveller by means of a purposeful design that provides versatile areas to work, meet and chill out, whereas satisfying and galvanizing the wants of its friends each personally and professionally.
Crowne Plaza Penang Butterworth Straits Metropolis provides to an already spectacular listing of IHG properties scheduled to open in Malaysia within the subsequent few years, most notably, Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu, Crowne Plaza Kuala Lumpur Metropolis Centre, Resort Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park, and Kimpton Kuala Lumpur. These motels will complement current IHG manufacturers: Vacation Inn, Vacation Inn Categorical, and InterContinental Accommodations & Resorts.
IHG’s upcoming launches is a part of a pipeline of ten motels (as of 31 March 2022) attributable to open in Malaysia within the subsequent three to 5 years, including to the prevailing six properties it operates. IHG’s growth is a testomony to its unfaltering potential as a pretty enterprise and journey vacation spot. Asia Pacific itself would be the future residence of greater than 75 Crowne Plaza motels which is able to function the newly opened Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay in Vietnam, and future openings together with Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen Metropolis Centre in Vietnam, Thailand’s Crowne Plaza Bangkok Grand Sukhumvit, and Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton in Australia.
These comply with the latest openings of Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hongqiao, the one centesimal property for the model in
China and the market’s main upscale model and 4 Crowne Plaza openings in Australia together with two in Sydney alongside the Darling Harbour and in Burwood, in addition to in Adelaide and Tasmania. IHG’s famend portfolio already contains Crowne Plaza Changi Airport – six-time winner of the Skytrax World’s Finest Airport Resort award, the elegant Crowne Plaza Paris – Republique, and Crowne Plaza Hamburg.