STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS CONTINUES EXPANSION IN MALAYSIA WITH THE OPENING OF FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PUCHONG
Four Points By Sheraton Puchong Set To Offer Comfort And Convenience At Great Rates In The Upcoming Business District Of Puchong
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – DECEMBER 15, 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and IOI Properties Group today announced the debut of the Four Points by Sheraton brand in Klang Valley, with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Puchong. The opening of the hotel underscores Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ confidence in Malaysia’s tourism industry and solidifies the Four Points brand’s footprint in the country.
“We are delighted to debut Four Points by Sheraton Puchong in the fast growing district of Puchong following the latest success of the brand in Penang.” said Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “As the fifth Four Points by Sheraton property in Malaysia, the brand will enable us to cater to the growing middle class and the increased number of business and leisure travellers in the market.”
Starwood currently operates 12 hotels in the country’s key destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, and Kuching with six more hotels in the pipeline. Six out of nine Starwood brands are represented in Malaysia including Aloft, Four Points by Sheraton, Le Méridien, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection and Westin.
“IOI Properties is happy to partner Starwood Hotels and Resorts to expand the Four Points by Sheraton brand in the Klang Valley,” said Lee Yeow Seng, Chief Executive Officer, IOI Properties Group Berhad. “We are sure that the introduction of the Four Points by Sheraton brand will elevate the service levels of the surrounding areas to meet international standards and will attract key local and international corporations into Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC) which is located within the matured and vibrant township of Bandar Puteri Puchong.”
Puchong is a major town in the Petaling district of Selangor, Malaysia and is situated midway between Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital. Four Points by Sheraton Puchong within PFCC is located about 32 kilometers from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport; and is approximately a 20-minute drive to the Kuala Lumpur city centre. This hotel is conveniently accessible by public transportation and will be a short walk from the Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, due for completion in the first quarter of 2016.
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong features 249 stylish and contemporary guestrooms designed for a comfortable stay, be it for business or pleasure. Each room is fitted with the Four Points signature bed comprising of a plush mattress, crisp 250-thread-count sheets, cozy duvet, down pillows and an LED flat screen television. Ideal for families and long stay travelers, the 12 executive suites provide a separate living room and pantry. Additionally, the hotel offers complimentary wireless high speed internet throughout the premises, a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool.
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong also features the brand’s signature restaurant, The Eatery, serving wholesome cuisine with delicious spreads of local and international specialties and tantalizing flavors for the palate. For a casual atmosphere, relax in the Lobby Lounge. Guests can savour tasty snacks and indulge in a worldly collection of beers including authentic local favorites from the Four Points by Sheraton’s renowned Best Brew™ program.
From events to meetings and weddings, the hotel features over 1,358 square meters of flexible space across four venues including a pillar-less 760 square meters Puteri Grand ballroom and a pre-function area.
With nearly 200 hotels worldwide from city centers to accessible suburbs, and beachfront settings to airport locations, Four Points by Sheraton features classic yet uncomplicated style at great rates. Four Points is currently the third largest brand within the Starwood portfolio, as well the second largest brand in terms of growth pipeline.
For more information on Four Points by Sheraton Puchong, please visit http://www.fourpoints.com/puchong
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com
About Four Points by Sheraton
Experience smart travel. With nearly 200 Four Points hotels in more than 30 countries, travelers can find the timeless style and comfort they're looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever. Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood's portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) program, the industry's richest loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.spg.com. Stay connected to Four Points on facebook.com/fourpoints
About IOI Properties Group Berhad
IOI Properties Group has consistently been recognised as one of Malaysia’s top ten developers; being known for creating sustainable and close-knit modern communities such as IOI Resort City, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Bandar Puchong Jaya and 16 Sierra - all of which are synonymous with contemporary residences, amenities, facilities and infrastructure. For more information, please log on to www.ioipropertiesgroup.com.