Radisson Hotel Group set plans to open Malaysia's first Park Inn by Radisson hotel. Radisson signed a management agreement with engineering company Protasco Berhad to operate the Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya.
The 191-room new-build hotel, which is owned by Protasco Berhad, is currently under development in the De Centrum City mixed-use project near Malaysia’s administrative capital Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, the Infrastructure University of Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The $2.5-billion De Centrum City project will also have a shopping center, residential apartments and offices.
“Radisson Hotel Group envisages strong potential for all our brands in Malaysia, and the signing of Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya is the first step in a broader expansion plan for this dynamic country. This follows two Radisson Red hotels in Kuala Lumpur which were recently signed. We look forward to welcoming guests to our exciting new hotels in future,” Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group, said in a statement.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group, which is undoubtedly one of the world’s leading hospitality companies,” Ir Edward Khoo Mong Wei, executive director, property & construction at Protasco Berhad, said in a statement. “Park Inn by Radisson is a globally recognized brand with a proven track record of success in the upper-midscale sector. I look forward to introducing guests to our vibrant accommodation and international amenities in future.”
There are several Park Inn by Radisson hotels planned for Asia-Pacific as part of Radisson's expansion across the region. The announcement follows the group's recent signing of the Radisson Red Cebu Mandaue in the Philippines with developer Cebu Landmasters in April 2018. The hotel is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2021. Radisson also plans to have more than 200 hotels operating and under development in South Asia by 2022.