PROPERTY developer Mah Sing Group Bhd has launched the second Ramada branded hotel tower Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru in Medini Iskandar, Johor.
Strategically located next to Legoland and 45 minutes from Singapore, the four-star hotel tower is set to offer a more upmarket accommodation option with 322 deluxe hotel rooms.
As part of the launch, Mah Sing Group chief executive officer and executive director Ng Chai Yong signed a franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group South-East Asia and Pacific Rim vice-president (acquisitions and business development) David Wray to procure the Ramada Brand System.
Witnessed by Topotels chairman Yonto Wongso, the partnership will license Meridin Hospitality Sdn Bhd to facilitate the branding of Meridin Suites as Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru.
Ng said: “In September, we signed our first franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group and launched Ramada Encore Meridin Johor Bahru.
“We are very heartened by the overwhelming response. Hence, Mah Sing is very pleased to sign a second agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group for the Ramada brand name for our second hotel tower, Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru.”
The 26-storey Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru will be managed by leading hotel management company Topotels and will stand alongside Ramada Encore Meridin Johor Bahru.
“Mah Sing Group’s decision to brand a second hotel tower is testament to the growth being experienced by Wyndham Hotel Group across South-East Asia, and is yet another vote of confidence in the support and services the company offers,” said Wray.
Compared to Ramada Encore Meridin Johor Bahru, Ramada Meridin will offer state-of-the-art facilities such as yoga deck, meditation deck, reflexology area, swimming pool, wading pool, lap pool, aqua gym, cafe and barbecue area.
Mah Sing has also launched the show unit of the hotel suites.
Furnished with a contemporary decor with hotel-themed interior, the furnishings are ergonomically designed and features a premium luxury bed for optimal comfort.
As a finishing touch, the unit is also equipped with a large bay window offering a panoramic view of Medini and Legoland.
Both the Ramada branded hotel-serviced suites are scheduled to open in 2018, and it will be Wyndham Hotel Group’s fifth hotel in Malaysia.
The hotel towers are located within Mah Sing’s The Meridin@Medini integrated development in Medini, a township development that will become a central business district in the newly created southern economic zone of Iskandar in Johor Bahru.
Iskandar is expected to encompass an area approximately three times the size of Singapore and provide tourism, education, business and healthcare services, contributing to the rapid growth of Johor Bahru.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide is a global chain of 840 mid-scale and upscale hotels offering a wide array of services and amenities.
Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.