Making M’sia a choice luxury destination
V Sanjugtha | 05 Apr 2019 00:30
With the world’s first Monopoly-themed hotel in the country and Kuala Lumpur being a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, are we on track to positioning the nation as a choice destination for luxury holidays?
Malaysian Association of Hotels president Cheah Swee Hee tells FocusM that the presence of these luxury brands work towards increasing the visibility of Malaysia as a tourist destination.
“At the end of the day, it’s not just about the brand, it’s about the quality of the services and the product too. We must have a good mix of high-end tourists as well as mass tourists,” he adds.
Cheah dismisses talk of a potential glut in the market from the number of guestrooms set to hit the market in the next three to five years, especially in the luxury segment.
“The tourism market is growing and we have to prepare for it. At present there is no glut and I do not foresee it in the future. It all depends on the development of the tourism market and how we market the destination,” he points out.
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