YTL Hotels, the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation in Malaysia, has tied up with Marriott International to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Malaysia. Under the agreement, three existing hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuantan will fly the AC Hotels by Marriott brand flag following a strategic conversion.
AC Hotel by Marriott Penang is set to be the first Marriott International hotel in Penang featuring a futuristic indoor arena which will also serve as a major venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur will be strategically located near Kuala Lumpur City Centre, putting guests within the vicinity of entertainment, shopping and dining. Meanwhile, AC Hotel by Marriott Kuantan is also located near the city centre as well as the beach. Kuantan is also near to larger cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, positioning it as a potential weekend getaway for residents living in these cities. A+M has reached out to Marriott for additional information.
AC Hotels by Marriott is inspired by the European style and the hotels aim to bring a new standard to the hospitality landscape in the country with a promise of “A New Way to Hotel” when they open in December 2019.
Craig S. Smith, president and managing director, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, said both parties have enjoyed a very successful and strategic partnership over many years.
“We are honored to be collaborating once again to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand into Malaysia. Together, Marriott International and YTL have a current portfolio of 12 properties across Asia and Europe. We are confident that AC Hotels by Marriott will represent a wonderful new addition to YTL’s portfolio of Marriott International hotels,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mark Yeoh, executive director of YTL Hotels, said the 24-year long relationship it enjoys with Marriott International has yielded many valuable opportunities and successful partnerships for YTL Hotels globally.
“We are very excited to be the first in Malaysia to bring in AC Hotels by Marriott and we look forward to be in the forefront of developing this urban lifestyle brand throughout Malaysia,” Mark added.