BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Mulia Hotel is set to revamp its entire second floor facilities this month to attract more local and international guests.
The major renovation of the Anggerek Desa-based business hotel is part of its phase-by-phase facelift plan since new management took over this year.
Speaking at a high-tea reception for travel industry players, the hotel’s director of operations, Mohd Iswandy Maaruf said that clients can expect to see modern and contemporary designs after the upgrade – a fresher look than the current ambience.
“We will begin (renovation work) with the gymnasium then proceed to the executive lounge area for all in-house guests of the suite and deluxe rooms; as well as our meeting rooms,” he said.
The upgrade on the hotel’s second floor, which houses the meeting rooms, is expected to provide convenience when holding conferences and accommodating non-residing guests who are using Mulia Hotel’s facilities.
The high-tea event aimed to introduce Mulia Hotel to local travel agents, tourism bodies and national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) on what the 145-room hotel has to offer.
“It is hard for us as a single hotel to promote Brunei because we cannot just sell our hotel products and ask foreigners to stay in our hotel. The country is the reason why people want to come,” said Mohd Iswandy.
He applauded the efforts and contribution from the travel agents and tourism bodies for continuously developing and promoting Brunei as a holiday destination.
“Tourism is a journey that depends on the travel agencies who will advice intending travelers on the type of programme they choose for their holiday. It is good to see travel agents are playing huge roles in promoting Brunei and not forgetting RB too,” Mohd Iswandy said.
Some of the travel and tourism agencies present at the event held at the hotel’s Caesar Grand Hall include RB, Malaysia Tourism, Darussalam Holdings, At – Taqwa Travel Tours and Century Travel, among others.
Also in attendance were Mulia Hotel Chairman Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Paduka Goh King Chin and Mulia Hotel General Manager Jake Goh.