By V. Sivaji
The Travelodge Hotels Group comes to Ipoh with the opening of the Travelodge Ipoh along Jalan Raja Dihilir here next to the Perak Turf Club recently.
The hotel is the fourth Travelodge hotel in Malaysia within a span of 18 months.
It offers 268 newly refurbished rooms in five categories, Superior, Deluxe, Premier, Family Deluxe and Family Suite, catering to both business and leisure guests.
Additionally, the hotel offers two meeting rooms, three ballrooms and a grand ballroom, making it as an ideal venue for meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibition (MICE).
Other amenities include high speed WIFI, satellite TV, self-service laundromat, a gym, a kids’ play area and The Lodge, a multi-functional communal and dining space, to complete the Travelodge Ipoh experience, which promises comfort, convenience and connectivity.
The hotel opened following a successful rebranding and refurbishment of the former Heritage Hotel Ipoh.
This is in line with Ipoh’s steady recognition as a tourism destination in recent years.
A confluence of factors, including the city’s deep-rooted colonial and cultural heritage, the abundance of natural attractions in and around Ipoh, as well as convenient tourist access enabled by its own international airport has increased Ipoh’s allure and popularity with domestic and international travellers alike.
“We are thrilled to kick off 2020 with the opening of our fourth Travelodge hotel in Malaysia. Our entry into Ipoh is fuelled by our confidence in the city’s growth prospects to become one of the country’s top destinations in the coming years.
“With Malaysia on a huge tourism drive and an ambitious target of attracting 30 million international visitors, we believe there is far more headroom for growth, especially for global midscale hotel brands that cater to value conscious travellers.
“We are keen to introduce the Travelodge brand to other cities such as Kota Kinabalu, Malacca, Johor Bahru and Kuching, just to name a few and build our portfolio as we work towards 15 hotels in Malaysia by 2025.” said Marcus Aw, Managing Director, Travelodge Hotels Asia.
Travelodge Ipoh is situated close to the city’s business district and famous tourist attractions such as Concubine Lane, Mural Art Lane, Perak Tong Cave Temple, Kellie’s Castle and Gua Tempurung.
TLA is affirming its commitment to and confidence in the Malaysian hotel market. Travelodge Bukit Bintang opened in 2018, and three subsequent properties have quickly followed in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Ipoh namely Travelodge City Centre, Travelodge Georgetown and now Travelodge Ipoh.
“We are very excited about our long-term prospects in this market. With four hotels and a strong infrastructure already in place including a capable local team, led by industry veterans and supported by dynamic young talent we have a great platform to accelerate our footprint and advance our growth ambitions across Malaysia,” added Aw.
Travelodge Hotels Asia has 13 midscale hotels across Asia, namely in nine cities, including Bangkok, Batam, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Pattaya, Penang, Singapore, Seoul and now in Ipoh.
The company aims to grow to 50 hotels by 2025, capturing the midscale select service segment in capital cities and key destinations in Asia.
Headquartered in Singapore, Travelodge Hotels (Asia) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX-listed ICP Ltd, is a hotel management and franchise company responsible for the development of hotels in Asia under the globally recognised Travelodge brand.
For reservation and more details on Travelodge Ipoh, call 05-242-8888.
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