Malaysia-based investment holding company Tiong Nam Group has unveiled plans for the first aviation-themed lifestyle hub in Malaysia, slated for completion in 4Q2023.
Located in Kempas, Johor Bahru, the hub will occupy over 19,000m² of the integrated township and feature the 1975 Avenue & Hotel.
Offering 38 keys, the all-suite cockpits and cabins will feature a 70s vintage, aviation-themed interior. Surrounding the hotel is a six-hectare project incorporating two redesigned Boeing 747s, as well as a man-made beach and the lagoon pool that weaves through the entire development.
F&B options will range from casual dining like cafés, bistros, buffet and family-friendly restaurants to pop-ups, international gourmet dining and themed dining. Other entertainment and activities will be revealed at a later date.
The hotel also features indoor and outdoor event spaces that are ideal for corporate travellers and event planners, as well as for social events.
Kenneth Perreau, general manager of 1975 Avenue & Hotel, is confident that the hotel will be able to “operate at a healthy occupancy in the first year of the hotel’s opening taking into consideration the integration, the connectivity, the market size and the authenticity of the extravagance experience we are offering”.