Hilton Worldwide eyes ninth property in Malaysia

Hilton Worldwide has announced that it signed an agreement with Pekah Hotels Sdn. Bhd. to manage Hilton Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The ninth Hilton Worldwide property in Malaysia, the 313-room Hilton Kota Kinabalu will also be the fifth Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in the country, scheduled to open in 2015.

The 12-story Hilton Kota Kinabalu is located in the central business district of Kota Kinabalu along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.  It boasts 313 guest rooms, including 17 suites with views overlooking greenery and city views of Kota Kinabalu.

As the capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu acts as the main industrial and commercial center for the state.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu will offer an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty rooftop restaurant adjacent to the rooftop pool and a lounge bar. Offering a total of 2,500 square meters (26,910 square feet) of event space including a 1,000-square meter (10,764 square foot) ballroom, the hotel will have an eight-story car park. It will also have a business center, a health club and a spa.