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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.
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.
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.
For Every Occasion
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.