Sunday, November 19, 2017

SUNWAY VELOCITY HOTEL RISES IN CHERAS



Hot on the heels of Sunway Velocity Mall opening in Cheras comes the debut of 351-room Sunway Velocity Hotel in September. Aimed at the mid-market segment, Sunway Velocity Hotel is the largest and transit-oriented hotel in the Cheras vicinity. 

Operated by Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of leading Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group, the Hotel is part of Sunway’s integrated development project in that area comprising the adjacent Sunway Velocity Mall, office towers, serviced residences, a medical centre and a two-acre central park.

The Hotel team was out in full force on the opening day including Sarena Cheah, MD of Sunway Property, Malaysia and Singapore, and Kelly Leong, Cluster Director of Operations, Sunway Hotels & Resorts.

According to Leong, Sunway Velocity Hotel anticipates to chalk up 75% occupancy in the first year. “Cheras is a mature market with a generous business population in the trading and industrial segments. About 60% of the Hotel customers will be corporate and 40% from the leisure segment. Malaysians will form the 60% bulk while the balance will come from Singapore, China and travellers from the Asia-Pacific region.

The Sunway Velocity Hotel team put on a lively performance to herald the Hotel opening


In addition to the catchment of office tower tenants and healthcare tourists from the upcoming medical centre, potential customers will come from the future Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Bukit Bintang City Centre and the KL City Centre.”


Another advantage of the Hotel is its synergistic position with 1.5 million foot traffic coming from Sunway Velocity Mall’s 500 retail stores, 150 F&B oulets, various entertainment centres and recreational facilities. Connectivity won’t be any issue as the Hotel is linked to the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) and two underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Maluri and Cochrane stations.

Three categories of guest rooms: 266 Superior, 67 Superior Plus and 18 Superior Premier Rooms are available. Bold, geometric patterns and nature-centric shades of green, yellow and gold are prevalent throughout the interior scheme.

The Superior Plus rooms can accommodate triple-sharing with an extra bed. Even better is the corner Superior Premier rooms with a loft-like layout, complete with an expandable settee that can turn into a queen-size sofa bed.

Mod-cons include complimentary WiFi and wired broadband internet connectivity, LED Smart TV, electronic in-room safe, coffee/tea making facilities and a mini fridge. Every room also comes with a complimentary Snack Tray of instant noodles, biscuits and soft drinks.

An outdoor infinity pool, 24-hour fitness centre and a 12-seater boardroom form part and parcel of the Hotel’s pragmatic facilities. Light refreshments for dine-in and takeaway are served at the Hotel’s express cafĂ© whilst the mall’s extensive F&B options should leave guests spoiled for choice.

For reservations, call Sunway Velocity Hotel, tel: 03-2726 3988. Website: velocity.sunwayhotels.com

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