ARCHIPELAGO International, Indonesia’s largest hotel group, announced today, further expansion into Asia with the signing of a 700-room management contract under the Quest Hotel brand. The Port Dickson project will include the city’s largest convention center and will be home to a 30,000-square meter water park. The project is scheduled to open mid-2019.
According to Norbert Vas, Vice President of Business Development said with Kuala Lumpur just over an hour away, pristine coastal properties, and 5-star marinas like The Admiral Marina & Leisure Club, Port Dickson has continued to gain notoriety as a business hub and vacation destination.
"Over the past years, our team has been preparing for growth in Asia and we are honored to be a part of this exciting new expansion. This project and the recent signing of the Royal Kamuela 5-star Villa further expands Archipelago’s portfolio in the Port Dickson area. Our hotels in Langkawi and Penang have already brought new employment opportunities for local communities and Indonesian management," he said.
Norbert Vas also mentioned that when asked how Archipelago International will impact the changing market, Vas continued, This kind of growth coupled with an increasing GDP allows Malaysia’s economy to gain a foothold on an international market. We are thrilled to bring new jobs and our 5-star hospitality training program to the region.
“The new Quest Hotel and Convention Center in Port Dickson are part of a much bigger master plan for the Malaysia Vision Valley (MVV). Norliza Hashim and Lawrence A. Chan who have been tasked to develop the MVV blueprint agree, the idea of a comprehensive development plan was to identify drivers for growtheconomically and socially, and at the same time, protect the environment,’ Vas added. [traveltextonline.com]