Archipelago Intl. said it has landed the management contract for a 700-key hotel planned for Port Dickson, Malaysia. The property, slated to open in mid-2019, will fly the Indonesian hotelier’s Quest brand.
The hotel will be part of an integrated resort that will also include a convention center and a 98,000-sq.-ft. water park. Those developments, in turn, are part of the Malaysia Vision Valley (MVV), a mega-development that has been mapped out by Norliza Hashim, director of the MIP Low Carbon Cities & Sustainability Center, and Lawrence Chan, principal of Boston Design Group LLC.
“Over the past few years, our team has been preparing for growth throughout Asia, the Middle East and Cuba,” says John Flood, Archipelago president and ceo, who believes brand-bearing Port Dickson property will generate 20 percent more business than an unbranded one. “When you mix in the country’s largest water park, the hotel will surely attract a lion’s share of travelers, and that’s always great news for investors. This project further expands the group’s presence as a leading international travel company.”
Archipelago Intl. currently has more than 130 hotels in Indonesia, with 100 new properties under development in its home country as well as the Caribbean, Philippines and Malaysia. Its brands include Nomad Hostels, favehotel, Hotel NEO, Quest Hotel, HARPER, ASTON, The Alana and Kamuela.