Saturday, November 02, 2013

Four Points by Sheraton Expands Footprint in Malaysia

Four Points by Sheraton Penang Delivers Stylish Comfort and Value with all the Extras Guests Expect at one of Malaysia’s Top Island Destinations

Penang, Malaysia – November 1, 2013 -- Starwood Resorts & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and Plenitude Berhad today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Penang on the tropical paradise of Penang, one of Malaysia’s top island destinations.  The opening follows the completion of extensive renovations and the rebranding of the 220-room property located along the Tanjung Bungah beachfront.

“Four Points by Sheraton Penang offers travelers a fresh, new option on this scenic island, which is a popular choice for meetings and conventions, as well as leisure,” said Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “This is the fourth Four Points to open in Malaysia as we continue to aggressively grow the brand across Asia Pacific.”

Four Points first launched in Malaysia in 2009 and already boasts Starwood’s largest footprint in the country with four properties in Kuching, Langkawi, Sandakan and now, Penang. Starwood currently operates 11 hotels in Malaysia, with three more in the pipeline, under six of its brands: Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton.

“Malaysia is one of the most dynamic destinations for business and leisure travel and we are pleased to partner with Starwood to unveil the Four Points by Sheraton Penang,” said Madam Elsie Chua, Executive Chairman, Plenitude Berhad. “We look forward to a long and successful working relationship with Starwood and Plenitude itself will continue to identify growth opportunities in Malaysia’s hospitality industry and landscape.”

Known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Penang draws visitors with its flavorful cuisine, multi-faceted culture and rich history. Four Points by Sheraton Penang is located on a secluded beachfront in Tanjung Bungah, 25 km, or approximately 45 minutes from Bayan Lepas International Airport. The resort is convenient to Penang’s tourist attractions and convention centers and just 15 minutes from the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City of Georgetown, the popular beach area of Batu Ferringhi and Straits Quay, an up-and-coming destination for dining and shopping and home to the Straits Quay Convention Centre.

Upon arrival, guests will step into an expansive open lobby featuring a panoramic view of the Straits of Malacca. Each of the resort’s 220 stylish guestrooms and suites is equipped with the Four Points signature bed comprising a plush mattress, down pillows, cozy duvet, and crisp 250-thread-count sheets, as well as an LED flat screen television. Ideal for families and long stay travelers, the suites provide a separate living room and pantry. The resort also offers complimentary WiFi throughout the premises, an outdoor pool with ocean views and a 24-hour fitness center. At The Eatery, guests will enjoy wholesome cuisine combining local and international flavors and simple pleasures for the palate. Overlooking the Straits of Malacca, The Best Brew Pub offers tasty snacks and a wide selection of beers, including local favorites, as part of the Four Points Best Brews™ program.

Ideal for beach weddings to meetings and events, the resort features more than 1,100 square meters of flexible space across four venues including two ballrooms and a pre-function area with panoramic views of the ocean. Pearl, the largest ballroom offers more than 500 square meters with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Straits of Malacca. All venues are equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and are fully supported by a professional events team to cater to a range of functions.

Four Points by Sheraton Penang is offering a special introductory rate of RM199++ per night in a Deluxe Room for stays between now and March 31, 2014. This introductory offer includes double SPG Starpoints, 20% off food and beverages, and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi Internet access.

For more information:
Phone +60 4 371 8888