PUTRAJAYA: IOI Properties Group Bhd (IOI Properties) has penned a deal with Marriott International Inc (Marriott) to manage Putrajaya Marriott Hotel and Palm Garden Hotel in IOI Resort City, Putrajaya.
The Putrajaya Marriott Hotel will be converted from its existing franchise arrangement to a managed contract under the Premium brand, whilst the Palm Garden Hotel will be converted to the management of Marriott International under the Tribute Portfolio brand.
The 5-star Putrajaya Marriott Hotel boasts grand Mediterranean-Moorish architecture and has 380 guest rooms, 73 executive rooms, and 35 exclusive suites.
The 4-star Palm Garden Hotel will come under the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio at the end of 2021. Nestled in the 788-acre of scenic greenery within the IOI Resort City development that includes the 18-hole Palm Garden golf course and IOI City Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia, the hotel offers 151 rooms.
“We are thrilled to sign the agreement with IOI Properties Group to introduce the Tribute Portfolio brand to the administrative city of Putrajaya,” said Marriott area vice president for Singapore, Malaysia and Maldives, Rivero Delgado.
“This signing marks our commitment to expand our diverse Marriott Bonvoy portfolio across Malaysia, where we currently offer a breadth of brands providing guests endless experiences.”
IOI Properties executive vice-chairman Lee Yeow Seng said the hospitality and leisure segment of the group leverages on its stable of world-class brand hotels in providing excellent customer experience, augmented by distinctive IOI Properties-brand offerings that prioritise the needs of its customers.
“This is in line with our business strategy of delivering excellence, creating value for stakeholders, and developing sustainable communities. Our strong partnership with Marriott International since 2002 with the opening of Putrajaya Marriott Hotel augurs well for our stakeholders.
“Marriott International has a reputation for excellent service and quality. Their commitment to diversity and inclusion creates opportunities for local communities to thrive, fostering a positive sense of wellbeing in the society, which also reflects the corporate culture of IOI Properties Group,” he said after the signing ceremony.
Currently, Marriott International manages Le Méridien Putrajaya in IOI Resort City and Four Points by Sheraton Puchong, both of which are part of the hotel portfolio of IOI Properties.
It will also be managing both the upcoming Moxy Putrajaya in IOI Resort City and the Sheraton Grand within the IOI Palm City mixed development in Xiamen, China.
Also at the signing ceremony were IOI Properties executive vice-chairman Lee Yeow Seng and Marriott Asia Pacific president Rajeev Menon, Asia Pacific vice-president and legal assistant general counsel Karen Eu and Asia Pacific hotel development senior director Andree Susilo.