This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly on March 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Acmar Group has appointed Wyndham Hotel & Resorts to manage D’Rapport Residences in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, and Wyndham Acmar Klang Hotel. “We promise to deliver high quality service to residents and guests of Wyndham Acmar Klang Hotel and D’Rapport Residences,” group CEO Alwin Tee said at the signing ceremony on Feb 26.
The inking of the deal represents a significant milestone for Acmar Group and Wyndham Hotel & Resorts, said Ooi Joon Aun, South East Asia and Pacific Rim president and managing director for the hotel group.
“We will be introducing our upscale brand — Wyndham — as we continue to grow and expand our presence in Malaysia,” he added.
The guest of honour was Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. Also present was Acmar’s group chairman Datuk Abdul Samad Maharudin, group managing director Datuk Steven Tee and group executive director Johnson Tee.
“Wyndham will provide five star hospitality service to the residences of D’Rapport, which includes a concierge to provide assistance at the lobby, housekeeping services and a shuttle service for residents to access amenities in the vicinity,” said Tee.
D’Rapport Residences comprises five 38-storey blocks that will offer 1,099 units and 45 retail shops. The condominium occupies 9.12 acres of leasehold land and has a gross development value of RM2.7 billion.
Expected to be completed by the end of the year, the development offers built-ups ranging from 1,108 to 10,560 sq ft, with selling prices starting at RM1.3 million. The units will come with one to four parking lots, with a maintenance fee of about 50 sen psf.
Wyndham Acmar Klang will be the first upscale international hotel in Klang. The 488-room hotel will have two wings and is targeted to open for business in the third quarter of this year. Facilities include a large ballroom that can cater for up to 2,200 guests and 11 small meeting rooms for business meetings, exhibitions and product launches.
Wyndham Hotel & Resorts is reputed to be the world’s largest hotel franchising company with 20 brands spread across 20 countries, and more than 9,000 properties around the world, said Ooi.
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