Four Points by Sheraton makes its debut in Sandakan, Malaysia

The Only International Hotel Brand in the state of Sabah, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan Offers Comfort and Convenience amid Stylish Settings

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and ICSD Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of London-listed Aseana Properties Limited, announced the opening of the only international brand hotel – Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan – in Sandakan, Malaysia. The 300-room hotel represents Starwood’s first Four Points by Sheraton in the state of Sabah, bringing uncomplicated comfort and exceptional value to a rapidly growing eco-tourism destination. 

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is the third Four Points by Sheraton in Malaysia, following the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi in November 2011 and Four Points by Sheraton Kuching in March 2009. Starwood currently has 9 properties in Malaysia with additional five hotels in the pipeline under a range of its compelling brands : Aloft Kuala Lumpur–Sentral; Four Points by Sheraton Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; Sheraton Desaru Resort; The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur; and W Kuala Lumpur.

“The opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan signifies Starwood’s commitment to grow its footprint in Malaysia. With its timeless and stylish comfort offerings, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan caters to the upper scale leisure and meetings market. We believe the hotel will help elevate Sandakan’s hospitality industry to international levels,” says Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, South East Asia.

Dynamic Locale
Situated on Sandakan’s prominent waterfront overlooking the Sulu Sea, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan offers a comfortable, relaxed stay for value-oriented business and leisure travelers. Part of the award-winning integrated commercial development – Sandakan Harbour Square, a joint venture between ICSD Ventures Sdn Bhd and the Sandakan Municipal Council, the hotel is located amidst the city’s new Central Business District and with many points of interest close to its doorstep, including the Central Market and Harbour Mall Sandakan shopping center.

As the second largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is gaining in popularity as an eco-tourism venue in South East Asia. Unique attractions include the Sandakan Heritage Trail, Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Turtle Islands Park, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Kinabatangan River, and Gomantong Caves.

“We are thrilled to bring in the Four Points by Sheraton brand, for its presence will enhance the city’s modernization and tourist appeal in line with Sandakan Harbour Square’s social rejuvenation objective,” says Lai Voon Hon, President and CEO of Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd, Aseana Properties Ltd’s development manager for Sandakan Harbour Square.

Complete Comfort
Each of the hotel’s 300 stylish contemporary guestrooms is filled with thoughtful touches that contribute to an unencumbered, comfortable stay. Each guestroom features the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort™ Bed: a plush mattress, down pillows, cosy duvet, and crisp 250-thread-count sheets and LCD flat screen television. For serious work and play, the hotel offers complimentary wireless high speed internet throughout the hotel.

Set to be the ultimate hotel of choice for business travellers and families, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is the only hotel in the city to offer The Presidential Suite – a well-appointed one-bedroom unit featuring a lounge area, dining facilities, separate kitchenette, and study. Other options include the simple comforts of the Deluxe Room and Deluxe Sea View Room; the more spacious Executive Club Room and Executive Deluxe Club Room; and The Executive Suite. 

Hotel guests also enjoy use of a fully equipped gym and outdoor pool on the 13th floor, with expansive views of the bustling harbor and city.

Varied Vittles
Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is proud to introduce the renowned brand’s signature restaurants and Best Brew™ program – both of which are set to elevate dining scenes of Sandakan. Indulge in a variety of three world-class dining venues: The Eatery – the brand’s signature restaurant – brings in a wide array of tantalizing local and international dishes throughout the day; The Best Brew pub – Four Points by Sheraton’s renowned Best Brews™ program that offers a varied selection of hand crafted beers from around the world, including local favorites in a lively and fun atmosphere.  The Wrapped Deli and Lobby Lounge offer beverages, light meals, and sweet treats.

For Every Occasion
Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan houses the largest state-of-the-art function space in the city. The ballroom and meeting room, totaling close to 1,600 square meters in space, can host any event, from business meetings and conferences to banquets and wedding receptions. Catering and wedding specialists are on hand to ensure that special occasions go off without a hitch. The hotel also offers a comprehensive Business Center that provides additional support services, as needed.

The Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is offering a special introductory rate of RM208++ per night in a Deluxe Room for stays between now and December 31, 2012. This introductory offer includes a buffet breakfast for two persons, complimentary in-room Wi-Fi internet access, late 4pm check out (subject to availability), free bottled water, plus coffee or tea.

Source = Starwood Hotels & Resorts
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