BEST Western international (BWI) is planning to grow its Malaysia portfolio from the current five hotels to 20 properties by 2015.
BWI vice-president international operations-Asia and the Middle East, Glenn de Souza, told TTG Asia e-Daily that the additional hotels would comprise six under its Best Western Premier banner, eight under Best Western Plus, and six branded as Best Westerns.
The hotel chain's most recent opening in Malaysia was the 364-room Best Western Premier Dua Sentral in Kuala Lumpur (TTG Asia e-Daily, July 13, 2012). The next launch is scheduled for 1Q2013, when the Best Western Premier The Haven opens in Ipoh, Perak.
Naresh Mohan, managing director of Trinidad Hospitality – which runs BWI's area development office in Malaysia, revealed that plans were also in motion to introduce a Best Western Plus in Brunei by 2015.
This will add to the two existing Best Western properties in Sabah: Best Western Kinabalu Daya and Best Western Sandakan Hotel & Residence.