Kota Kinabalu has long been a popular gateway for international travellers headed to the rainforests and pristine coral reefs of eastern Sabah and Borneo. This coastal city a short flight away from capital Kuala Lumpur, is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Mount Kinabalu, the fifth highest point in South-east Asia, and renowned for its indigenous tribes and cultural diversity, despite being one of Malaysia’s fastest growing cities.
Only 15 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre offers business and leisure travellers convenient access to and from the city’s major shopping malls, eateries, entertainment hubs and the new Sabah International Convention Centre. Just a stone’s throw away is the historical Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal offering short boat rides to nearby islands such as Pulau Sipadan, a popular diving spot for divers and snorkelers.Boasting 310 contemporary guest rooms comprising 135 Superior room, 40 executive suites and 135 suites in configurations of one-, two- and three-bedroom, the 25-storey hotel offers views of the ocean and city surrounds.
Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, said, “The opening of Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre strengthens our network in Malaysia, where we currently operate 16 hotels offering over 5,000 rooms.”
Of the 27 properties AccorHotels plans to open in Malaysia, adding some 8,400 rooms to our network over the next three years, three developments are taking place in Sabah.Dining outlets include the all-day dining Maupassant which offers a range of local and international varieties, while Fratini’s serves authentic Italian favourites. Phileas Café in the lobby is another rest stop for a quick hearty meal and for those enjoying the sea view, Compass Lounge on the rooftop is the perfect place for a leisurely wine and dine affair.
For events, meetings, weddings or social gatherings, the hotel’s function room on the roof top, which also houses the hotel’s gym and swimming pool, features state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment can accommodate up to 40 guests.Hotel General Manager Mr. Jacques Leizerovici, who fell in love with the city 11 years ago and made it his home said, “The design and décor of Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre reflects an authentic charm with a modern twist. Its contemporary design and heritage offers guests a unique hospitality experience rooted to the city.”
To celebrate the opening of Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, a special offer Is available from now until December 31st 2017 with a superior room night stay at MYR 245.30 ++ per night with breakfast for two. For reservations, email HA9416-RE@accor.com, call (+60)154876188, or for more information, visit http://www.mercure.com/9416