IHG has signed a management agreement with City Motors Group for a new-build Holiday Inn in the Bangsar neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur. The Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will be the fourth IHG property in the Malaysian capital. IHG expects the hotel to become a flagship for the Holiday Inn brand in Malaysia.
Slated to open in 2023, the hotel will have 220 guestrooms and six meeting rooms, the largest of which will hold approximately 400 people. The hotel plans to incorporate the Holiday Inn Open Lobby concept, which will combine public facilities within a single open space. The hotel also will feature an outdoor swimming pool and gym.
The property is close to key destinations within Kuala Lumpur, including the convention center, Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.
“We saw that there were few—if not no—branded hotels in the Bangsar area despite it being an affluent location, and felt it was important to introduce a proper internationally branded hotel to the location,” Foo Wan Kien, chairman, City Motors Group, said in a statement. “We chose Holiday Inn because of its commitment to deliver enjoyable travel for everyone–a value that we too treasure.”
IHG has five hotels operating across four brands in Malaysia, including InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, with a further 10 in the development pipeline. Across Southeast Asia, IHG has 76 properties open and an additional 75 properties due to open within the next five years.