Hyatt Place to check into Johor mall

From left: WCT's Goh Chin Liong; Hyatt's Patrick Finn; WCT's Lee Tuck Fook; and Hyatt's Willi Martin

A select-service hotel under the Hyatt Place brand is expected to open within Paradigm Mall in Malaysia’s Johor Bahru come 2022.

The 200-room Hyatt Place Johor Bahru, Paradigm Mall will be part of a nearly 5.3ha integrated development that includes the Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru and the soon-to-be-launched Paradigm Residence.

From left: WCT’s Goh Chin Liong; Hyatt’s Patrick Finn; WCT’s Lee Tuck Fook; and Hyatt’s Willi Martin

Hotel facilities include a cafe, swimming pool, fitness centre, as well as more than 225m2 of meeting space.

Situated in the city’s Skudai district, within a 10-minute drive from Johor Bahru City Centre, the hotel will provide direct access to major highways, including the Skudai Highway, Pasir Gudang Highway, North-South Highway and Second Link Expressway.

Commenting on the company’s first-time partnership with WCT, David Udell, Hyatt’s group president, Asia-Pacific, said the company is establishing its presence in “one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia”. Hyatt expects to double its Malaysian portfolio of five hotels by 2022.

Hyatt sees increasing interest in its select-service brand among owners and developers in Malaysia, according to Patrick Finn, Hyatt’s senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia-Pacific.

“We are confident given the prospects and business vibrancy of Johor Bahru that this new hotel will be well received by the local Johoreans, as well as business and leisure travellers from various parts of Malaysia and Singapore,” said Lee Tuck Fook, group managing director of WCT Holdings.

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