Wednesday, July 17

Sarawak’s first Seri M’sia Hotel to open its doors in February


LAWAS: Hotel Seri Malaysia Lawas, the latest in the chain of hotels under Hotel Seri Malaysia Sdn Bhd, will start operating in this nothernmost town of Sarawak in February next year.

SPREADING ITS WINGS: Photo shows the Hotel Seri Malaysia in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. The chain’s latest hotel in Lawas, Sarawak is set to commence operations in February next year.— Photo by

A ceremony to mark the handing over of the hotel by the project developer, Borneo Development Corporation (Sarawak) (BDC), and the Works Department to Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia was held at the new hotel here yesterday.

Deputy Tourism Minister, Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit witnessed the event where BDC general manager, Dr John Panil made the official handover of hotel to managing

director of Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia, Zahriah Abdul Kadir.

Located in the centre of Lawas town, the hotel offers 104 rooms including two VIP rooms as well as a main hall, meeting rooms, seminar rooms and a swimming pool.

Work on the hotel started last year and it was fully completed in November this year with a cost of RM35 million.

Dawos said the hotel will complement other tourism facilities in the area and help to drive the growth of the industry in northern Sarawak.

Lawas has its own tourist attractions and can be touted as among the main tourism products of Sarawak, he added. — Bernama