Johor Bahru, Malaysia – 30 May 2013 – Renaissance Hotels, a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International portfolio, celebrated the opening of its newest gem in Malaysia today with the inauguration of the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, officiated by the Tunku Temenggong Johor, Y.A.M Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.
“The opening of the spectacular new Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel marks the seventh Marriott International hotel to open in Malaysia,” said Don Cleary, Marriott International’s COO in Asia. “Renaissance Hotels is a brand known around the world for inspiring its guests to discover something wonderfully new every time they travel. We are thrilled to introduce this new hotel to the dynamic Iskandar Development Region.”
[Photo caption: Don Cleary, centre, Marriott’s COO in Asia, at the opening of the Renaissance Johor Bahru with the hotels owners Mr and Mrs Lee, the Hotel’s General Manager Marc Cosyns, centre right, and Robert Stark, Marriott International market vice president, far left.]
Renaissance Hotels help inspire authentic travel experiences through innovative guest programs including NAVIGATOR, the brand’s signature concierge service, and RLife LIVE, an industry-leading entertainment platform showcasing music, arts and more at Renaissance Hotels around the world. Last year, Renaissance Hotels launched its first ever global advertising campaign, Live Life to Discover, inspiring guests to discover something distinctly new whenever they travel for business or leisure.
Commenting on the opening of the hotel, Marc Cosyns, General Manager, said: “We are delighted to be officially opening the hotel today. As you can see this a great hotel and really helps to put Johor Bahru on the map. The 345-room hotel offers a variety of room categories, all equipped with the latest in modern amenities including 42-inch flat screen televisions with satellite channel access and much more, and my team and I are looking forward to welcoming our guests to the property.”
The hotel’s four restaurants and bars include Café BLD for all-day dining; Wan Li Restaurant for contemporary Cantonese cuisine; The Chocolate Cake Company featuring the hotel’s own freshly baked cakes, breads and pastries; and the R-Bar, a sophisticated lobby bar offering exclusive RLife LIVE entertainment.
For leisure and relaxation, the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, while for those visiting for meetings, the hotel boasts seven flexible rooms packed full of state-of-the-art technology and plentiful natural daylight.
The Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel is located in the township of Permas Jaya, close to the city centre of Johor Bahru and a short drive from the Eastern Dispersal Link leading directly to the CIQ to Singapore, and North South Highway, leading to the rest of Malaysia. The hotel is also perfectly situated close to the port and industrial area of Pasir Gudang.