The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Announces Plans for New Urban Resort in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Chevy Chase, Md., – January 27, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. plans to open its second luxury hotel in Malaysia in one of the fastest growing catchment areas known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle, within a development named Empire City.
In a signing ceremony, the agreement was officially sealed by Dato’ Ng Yee Teck (Group Managing Director of Mammoth Empire Holding Sdn Bhd) representing MEH; Mr Kevin Chen for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company; and Ms Natallie Leong for Knight Frank Sdn Bhd.
The development is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company said; “We are delighted to have been chosen to manage such a unique property in Malaysia. This hotel will be a welcome addition to our growing Asian portfolio.”
Dato’ Ng said “Empire City is a sustainable project that will give a great boost to the Malaysian economy, igniting business and service trade opportunities while offering numerous job opportunities and lifestyle enhancements for Malaysians, particularly those residing in the Klang Valley.” Empire City spans 30 acres and will be built in phases with completion targeted for 2016. The components of the development include over 2.5 million square feet of retail space; 1.2 million square feet of office space; and a world-class Ritz-Carlton hotel.
“Empire City is proud to accommodate one of the most prestigious hotel brands in the world,” said Dato’ Ng. The new Ritz-Carlton will be a 53-storey building located on a 4-acre site. It will be one of the tallest buildings in the area.
The Ritz-Carlton, Petaling Jaya will be designed according to The Ritz-Carlton design standards for which the company is known and will have 288 luxurious guestrooms and suites.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).
SOURCE: Marriott International