Credited from Bernama. 5-star Tune Hotel New Landmark for Kota Bharu. It is located next to KB Mall at Jalan Hamzah. Its construction works expected to complete in December 2010, so job seekers. .wait for its opening coz I expect a lot of job opportunities as it is 175 rooms hotel-cum-shopping complex and apartment units.
KOTA BAHARU, Jan 21 (Bernama) — The RM63 million five-star Tune Hotel to be built at the KB Central new growth area at Jalan Hamzah here is to emerge as the new landmark for the redevelopment of Kota Baharu into a modern and dynamic town.
Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said the 175-room hotel-cum-shopping complex and apartment units would have a big impact in wooing foreign investors and tourists to the state.
The first joint-venture project between the Kota Baharu Municipal Council and HLK-Venture Sdn Bhd (HLK-Group) is to be built in two phases, with construction work to start this year and end in 2013, he said when speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony.
Ahmad also called on budget airline AirAsia to operate direct flights from Kota Baharu to Sabah and Sarawak and vice-versa in efforts to bring in more tourists to the state.
Tunehotel.Com Group Chief Executive Officer Mark Lankester said Kota Baharu was picked for the hotel project as Kelantan had its unique tourism charm with many historical sites.
He said the company planned to build a chain of hotels at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminals in Sepang, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
“We plan to have a network of 44 hotels overseas like in Thailand, China, Bangladesh and India by 2012,” he said.
The company opened five hotels, including in Johor Baharu, Kota Damansara, Miri and Bintulu this year, he added.
Similar to low-cost carrier airlines, Tune Hotels.com employs a self-service online booking system that encourages guests to book as far in advance as possible on www.tunehotels.com to enjoy exceptionally low prices. Tune Hotels.com’s rates are kept low by employing a ‘limited service’ concept where underutilised hotel-operated facilities like swimming pools and gyms are omitted and cost savings are passed on to the guest. All Tune Hotels.com hotels feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. Though minimally priced, the strategically located hotels still provide daily housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, 24-hour CCTV and manned security, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past midnight. Through Tune Hotels.com’s ‘Less Waste, More Earth’ pay-as-you-use system of add-ons for air-conditioning, laundered towels and other energy-consuming facilities and amenities, Tune Hotels.com aims to help guests conserve both their funds as well as the earth’s resources.
PS: Another new entrants..Kelantan hoteliers should be aware on this. Honestly, not a good news for me and others existing hotels operators in Kelantan.
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