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IHG Opens Its First Hotel in East Malaysia

News InterContinental Group has brought its signature style and services to the Malaysian state of Sabah. The Kota Kinabalu hotel operating under the Holiday Inn brand is going to be the first property of the famous hotelier in East Malaysia. Comfortably situated in the heart of Sabah’s capital, the new hotel offers numerous advantages that make it a suitable choice for both business and leisure guests.

Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre officially opened on December 21, 2020. It takes only 13 minutes to reach the hotel from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The Holiday Inn brand is a popular value option with clean and comfortable rooms. Guests of this hotel can enjoy proximity to such popular attractions of the state’s capital as Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront, Suria Shopping Mall, Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Gaya Street Sunday Market, Signal Hill Observatory, Suria Shopping Mall, and the main city mosque.

This Kota Kinabalu hotel is perfect for everyone seeking unique experiences. For example, Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal is only a 10-minute drive away. It is also easy to reach Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park where guests can try scuba diving and other water-based sports. Of course, it would be a mistake to forget to mention Kinabalu National Park and its treasure - Mount Kinabalu. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Kota Kinabalu has 250 rooms equipped with comfortable twin or queen beds with soft pillows. Some rooms also have a sofa bed so they are suitable for three guests. Hotel rooms feature all signature traits of the Holiday Inn brand such as the Free Express Start breakfast at the Great Room or a free grab and go breakfast available on demand. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, 43-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and power showers with multi-function showerheads and fluffy towels.

Business guests will enjoy the modern self-service Business Center. There are also several meeting rooms for up to 12 persons. Finally, a 24h fitness center and a laundry room make the stay at this hotel even more comfortable. These days much attention is paid to the hygiene issue to ensure the safety of guests and hotel staff. For this purpose, IHG partnered with such companies as Cleveland Clinic, Diversey, and Ecolab to develop the IHG Clean Promise program that is also adopted in the new hotel.


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