BINTULU: Promenade Hotel Bintulu was officially opened by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem during a grand opening ceremony yesterday.
Among those present were his wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Jamilah Anu, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang and wife Dato Sri Empiang Jabu, Double Dynasty Group of Companies managing director Tan Sri Yee Ming Seng and several assistant ministers and their wives.
Promenade Hotel Bintulu chief operating officer Alex Cham said Promenade Hotel Sdn Bhd’s maiden hospitality business began with the opening of Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Sabah 17 years ago, which now operates as the corporate headquarters.
“Since then, it has successfully achieved its business vision to manage and operate a chain of Promenade Hotels in Tawau Sabah, Fujian China and now in Bintulu and another hotel is in the pipeline,” he said.
Promenade Hotel Bintulu has an inventory of 188 rooms and suites that are elegantly styled with a creative twist in its choice of colours plus a host of contemporary features such as the ingenious use of natural lighting and mirrors to give the feeling of warmth and spaciousness.
“In conjunction with the grand opening of Promenade Hotel Bintulu, we are pleased to extend our special introductory rates from RM168 nett and above, which includes breakfast,” said Cham.
He added since the soft opening last September 9, this 8-storey business class hotel had been consistently enjoying excellent occupancy rate of 80 per cent.
This smoke-free hotel houses various 4-star facilities such as lift security access card to every floor, special handicap rooms and two function halls complete with state-of-the-art sound and light systems on the first floor.
It has a combined total of 60 tables for seated banquet and peppers cafe which uses flamboyant tableware to give diners a zestful culinary experience.
“Our coffeehouse, which can seat up to 120 diners and serves signature cuisines from Sabah will be fitted with computer terminals for free Internet access.”
On the social-economic aspect, Cham said they were proud to be contributing to the local community by generating job opportunities for aspiring hoteliers and income for related businesses in the supply and services chain.