Best Western announced its first property in Kuching, Malaysia. The new-build Best Western Plus Kuching is scheduled to welcome its first guests in 2018, providing an exciting new midscale option for travelers to this emerging city.
Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. Kuching is a major food destination for tourists and the main gateway for travelers visiting Sarawak and Borneo. Kuching Wetlands National Park is located about 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the city and there are many other tourist attractions in and around Kuching such as Bako National Park, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), state assembly building, The Astana, Fort Margherita, Kuching Cat Museum, and Sarawak State Museum. The city has become one of the major industrial and commercial centers in East Malaysia.
Upon completion, the Best Western Plus Kuching will offer 200 contemporary rooms and suites, all equipped with flat-screen televisions and international satellite channels, mini-bars, comfortable beds and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Facilities at the new hotel will include a restaurant serving local and international cuisines, a swimming pool and meeting and event space.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts currently operates three hotels in Malaysia: Best Western i-City Shah Alam, Best Western Petaling Jaya, and Best Western Premier The Haven Ipoh. Additionally, Best Western is planning to expand significantly in the country in the coming years.