Au revoir Holiday Villa, you leave behind so many fond memories

HOLIDAY Villa Hotel & Conference Centre Subang is such an iconic landmark that it needs no introduction.

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh recalled Holiday Villa as follows: “So sad. My wedding dinner took place here. My community events when I was ADUN (state assemblyman) Subang Jaya were also organised here. Thank you for the memories, Holiday Villa!

Yesterday, the New Straits Times reported that the hotel has ceased operation effective Oct 1. Its owner, IJM Land Bhd, is said to be examining a range of options to boost the property’s value.

According to sources with knowledge on the matter, the developer is unlikely to sell the hotel as it is situated on a valuable piece of land in a key location.

First opened its doors in 1988, it was successfully managed by Holiday Villa Hotels & Resorts.

It offered 309 large guestrooms, including superior, deluxe, corporate deluxe, and Prima Floor rooms, as well as five food and beverage outlets, 18 convention and meeting spaces, including three ballrooms, and a wide choice of sports and leisure activities.

The Victorian Ballroom which looks out over the beautiful lake, can hold 350 people while the Classics Ballroom with its oak panelling and strong chandeliers can hold 500 (theatre setting).

The Vintage Ballroom which was by far the largest could accommodate 1,000 people.

Ammey Zeu Lim, who was the pioneer batch of staff, was sad beyond words.

Netizen Mohanan Menon shared:

Visaka K H Lee has this to say of the Holiday Villa Hotel:

Josephine Khong lamented that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of losses to many.

Raymond Soh echoed Khong’s sentiment when he blamed poor management of COVID-19 as the main cause of “the hotel and tourism industry being in ICU for far too long”. – Oct 6, 2021

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