ibis launches first economy hotel in Melaka

ibis Melaka, located within the UNESCO world heritage site, has just opened and features 249 contemporary guest rooms close to the Dutch Square, Christ Church, Jonker Street and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

Dining outlets include an ibis Kitchen Restaurant, Lobby Bar and Café and a Grab and Go counter and meeting space comprises three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people. There is a garden gym and the brand is recognized for its quality, reliability and green initiatives with an ISO 1400 certification.

Datin Sa Li Chou, chairman of Winbond Properties Sdn. Bhd. said, “From the rich heritage to the friendliness of the residents, Melaka is a hidden gem within Southeast Asia. It is great to partner with AccorHotels to bring the very first ibis brand to Melaka. With its strategic location, ibis Melaka features the best of its colonial charm in the heart of the city. We look forward to sharing the wonders of Melaka with travellers to the city.”

Garth Simmons, chief operating officer, AccorHotels for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore said: “Melaka has become one of top tourist destinations in this country. Last year, it attracted over 16 million tourist arrivals, a 54% increase from previous year. We are excited to introduce the ibis brand to the heritage city renowned for its cultural oasis with a rich colonial past. With over 1080 hotels worldwide, ibis is the leading economy hotel brand of AccorHotels offering all the services of a modern hotel at an affordable price.”

Added Charanita Gill, General Manager of ibis Melaka, “ibis Melaka is committed to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Melaka. The exterior façade design of the hotel portrays a unique colonial charm of the ancient sites surrounding the property, whilst the interior design exudes a modern look and feel with clean lines.”

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