Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts Spreads its Wings in Malaysia

By Moevenpick Hotels Resorts, PRNE
Monday, January 10, 2011

Rapidly Expanding Swiss Chain to Open Moevenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA

DUBAI, UAE, January 11, 2011 - Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement
to operate the Moevenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA, a 333-room upscale
property, convention centre and wellness facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Set to open in early 2014, the hotel will be conveniently
located a few minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the F1
Sepang International Circuit.

The upscale hotel will form part of a larger 15-acre
development comprising a world-class Convention and Exhibition Centre and is
ideally designed to host the increasing number of incentive groups, business
and leisure travellers flying in and out of Kuala Lumpur.

Datuk Ismee Ismail, Group Managing Director and CEO of owning
company Lembaga Tabung Haji, said: "We are extremely delighted about our new
partnership with Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, as it enables us to combine our
local expertise with a leading globally recognised brand."

"The project is coming up next to the Sepang Holy Mosque and
will include an expansive Hajj Complex. We teamed up with Moevenpick Hotels &
Resorts as it has extensive experience hosting pilgrims in the Middle East as
well as meeting corporate travellers' needs all year round. We are proud to
bring such a renowned hotel company to Malaysia and this reflects the
confidence of Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts to collaborate with Lembaga Tabung

The 26,000sqm Convention and Exhibition Centre will be an
important business draw, featuring a 1,330sqm column free ballroom,
exhibition hall, multi-function rooms and boardrooms.

Guests will have plenty of chance to unwind too, with the
250-seat all-day dining restaurant, two speciality restaurants and Lobby
Lounge and Convention Centre cafe - along with the wellness centre, fitness
facilities, two swimming pools and shops.

The 333 rooms will span nine floors with room sizes ranging
from 30.5sqm for standard rooms, up to 203sqm for the Royal Suite.

The hotel's design will incorporate modern architectural
elements with archways, courtyards and large atriums, intertwined with
landscaped gardens and water features, and conform to sustainable build and
operating practices in order to meet Green Globe standards.

Andreas MattmĂĽller, Chief Operating Officer for Moevenpick
Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Asia, said the property illustrates its
commitment to the Asian market and in particular Malaysia, a key gateway
destination for South-East Asia. "We are very excited about this landmark
project, which will appeal to business, religious and leisure travellers."

For further information: Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, Laura Perez, Director of Communications -
Middle East, Shatha Tower, Floor 39, Office 3903, P.O.Box 500590, Dubai , UAE, Phone +971-4-367-1927, Fax +971-4-367-2688, laura.perez at

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