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Samalaju Resorts Hotel

Tanjung Samalaju Resort Hotel
Tanjung Samalaju Resort Hotel

Perched on a 23-acre site along the cliffs of the Samalaju Peninsula, Tanjung Samalaju Resort Hotel is shaping up quickly.

The hotel offers stunning views of both the South China Sea and the Simalaju National Park.

The hotel has 150 rooms and suites, 9 chalets (3 units each) equipped with a host of modern facilities – a swimming pool, a gym and games room, meeting and function rooms, a coffee house and lounge, and a business center.

The 4-Star hotel initially slated for completion in last 2014 will provide quality accommodation to both short and medium term stay visitors to the industrial park.

Samalaju Resort Hotel (Facebook/ Jonathan Sim)
Samalaju Resort Hotel (Facebook/ Jonathan Sim)
Samalaju Resort Hotel (Facebook/ Jonathan Sim)
Samalaju Resort Hotel (Facebook/ Jonathan Sim)
Samalaju Resort Hotel (Facebook/ Jonathan Sim)

Promenade Hotel Bintulu celebrates grand opening, offers special rates RM168++ till year end

The official grand opening of Promenade Hotel Bintulu.
Promenade Hotel Chief Operating Officer Alex Cham speaking at the official grand opening of Promenade Hotel Bintulu.

More than 400 local dignitaries, business associates from various associations, corporate and government joint Promenade Hotel Bintulu to celebrate it grand opening officiated by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem yesterday.

“Today is the moment we’ve all been anticipating and we are proud to officially open our doors to guests who will enjoy contemporary styles rooms and elegant public spaces, innovative lifestyle home away from home,” said Alex Cham, Chief Operating Officer of Promenade Hotel Sdn Bhd.

Cham said since it soft opening on September 9, the hotel consistently enjoying excellent occupancy of over 80 percent.

In conjunction with the grand opening, Promenade Hotel Bintulu is offering special introductory rates from RM168 nett per night with breakfast till year end.

This smoke-free hotel has an inventory of 188 rooms and suites features various 4-Star facilities such as lift security access to every floor, special handicap room, 2 state of the art function halls with state of the art lighting and sound system that can accommodate 60 tables per seated banquet and coffeehouse.

The grand opening of Promenade Hotel Bintulu marks the fourth chain of Promenade Hotels in addition to Kota Kinabalu, Tawau in Sabah and another in Fujian, China.

Alex Cham said Promenade Hotel Sdn Bhd’s maiden hospitality business began with the opening of Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Sabah 17 years ago, which now operates as the corporate headquarters.

The Promenade Hotel is a brand name managed by Promenade Hotel Sdn Bhd a member of the Double Dynasty Group of companies based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Promenade Hotel Bintulu a 188 rooms and suits business class hotel strategically located at Bintulu Sentral.

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem officiating the hotel official grand opening Nov 23, 2014.

Waiting for the guest-of-honour Sarawak CM.

The hotel function halls can accomodate up to 60 banquet tables.

Promenade Hotel Bintulu Peppers Cafe

Promenade Hotel & Resorts coming to Bintulu 2014

Promenade Hotels & Resort Bintulu shaping up at Bintulu Sentral, behind Farley supermarket.

It is no longer mere rumour. Promenade Hotel & Resorts when contacted confirmed the tall building quickly shaping up behind Farley supermarket is the hotel chains first hotel in Bintulu and Sarawak.

Artist impression of Promenade hotel Bintulu. (Photo: Promenade Hotel & Resorts)
Artist impression of Promenade hotel Bintulu. (Photo: Promenade Hotel & Resorts)

“Yes, it is! Promenade Hotel is heading to Bintulu, Sarawak and we’re glad to hear that it became “talk of the town!”, the hotel said, in a reply to Bintulu Weekly query.

A short post at the hotel website indicates it will be a 3-star hotel with 188 rooms and suites, slated for opening in 2014.

Promenade Hotel & Resorts, a Sabah based hotel chain currently has two 4-star rated hotels in the state – located at Kota Kinabalu and Tawau.

Promenade Hotel Fujian, China, a 3-star with 150 rooms and suites is the chain only hotel abroad.

Bintulu hotels & Inns found on Facebook

Several hotels and inns in Bintulu had began to use Facebook, albeit reluctantly. They said it is a risky proposition and wary of backlash.

“You don’t want to see photos of your hotel rooms featured in an unflattering way to potentially millions of eyes ball on Facebook after next day check-out. Do you?” said a hotel manager who reluctant to be named.

However he said, it offers unprecedented opportunities as Facebook has more than a billion users. Asked how many customers had posted negative feedback about his hotel on Facebook, he said “none so far”. Perhaps because they always treat every guest as a VVIP, he said. Here are few hotels and inns in Bintulu that have a page in Facebook.

New World Suites : Facebook page

Parkcity Everly hotel : Facebook Page

Raggae Inn: Facebook page

ParkCity Garden Inn : Facebook Page

360Inn : Facebook Page

CT1 Inn : Facebook Page

Venus Inn : Facebook Page

This certainly not the only hotels, inns found in Bintulu. In fact there are inns, guesthouses up since you last visit the town. Here is another list of affordable motels, inns in Bintulu. You can certainly add in to the list by posting it on the comment section below.

Bintulu Imperial Suites offers comfort and luxury at competitive prices

A few months back I tried to get hold of Peter Chong – the manager of Imperial Suites Bintulu for an interview. Unfortunately, he didn’t return my call nor reply my email.

“Apparently we were not ready at that time,” Evelyn Kang coyly explained why her boss was reluctance to be interviewed at that time when met yesterday. “The apartment was very much under construction then.”

She contacted Bintulu.Org in middle of last month after chanced upon a post and suggested for a brief tour of the premise yesterday.

The Bintulu Imperial Suites Apartment also known as Beach Resort Condominium is strategically located at Tanjung Batu. Fronting the South China Sea, it offers magnificent view of the popular Tanjung Batu Beach to the North West and the zoological garden Taman Tumbina to the East.

“We are catering for those who want comfort and luxury for a finest stay in Bintulu,” Evelyn enthusiastically explained while showing us the various type of apartment units in the Tower A.

However the comfort and luxury that the apartment offers were at very competitive prices. For example, the published rate for type A and F, a three to four bedrooms apartment – boasting 1851-1883 square feet of space is only RM500++ per night!

The rate for type B and E (1,689 square feet) with 3 bedrooms is at RM440++, type C and D with 3 bedrooms and about 1420 square feed of living space is at RM380++. However all the above quoted prices subject to changes and you are advised to contact Imperial Suites at (6) 086 – 330 399 for the latest rates.

“We are certainly much cheaper and better than most hotels in town,” She said.

Every apartment unit was tastefully furnished, with 2 bathrooms, wireless broadband, spacious living and dining area and equipped with kitchen, washing and drying machines.

The apartment also offers wide array of facilities such as swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, cafeteria, jogging tracks, barbecue huts, covered parking space and playground.

Another facilities expected to be ready in the middle of the year were a convenience store and tennis court.

Access to various area of the apartment would require two different security passes.

“Our guest security is very important to us,” Evelyn said. “The apartment main entrance is manned by at least four security guards at any given time and we have a 24-hour security surveillance within the apartment perimeter”.

Guests who have visitors coming in to visit them can call the apartment security personnel directly on a dedicated phone line.

To those planning to extend their stay in Bintulu, wanted comfort and luxury of home can choose for a long term apartment-rental, which entails certain discount rates.

For more information, can contact Imperial Suites at (6) 086 330 339, or email [email protected]

Weekend Shop and Stay at New World Suites Bintulu

The last few months we’ve seen prices of petrol and rice being raised like there is no tomorrow. Now, driving your car would cost you nearly 50 percent more than before, the nasi lemak, nasi ayam you’d enjoy during your lunch hour will cost you double next month.

However it’s not all that gloomy, especially in Bintulu. There is still something to cheer you up when you go shopping and staying in town today.

Weekend Shop & Stay Package

June is a festive month in Sarawak and people should be enjoying the festive season without worrying too much about the fuel price hikes. In it bids to help, New World Suites comes out with “Weekend Shop and Stay” package. It’s a great way to save a little bit more of your hard earn monies.

The hotel together with its sister company New World Mart offers you the comfort of home when shopping under one roof. The mart located right at the doorstep of New World Suites, offer almost anything you need from groceries to designer clothes at a very competitive prices. For more discount, you’ll be given a complimentary “New World Mart” membership card upon check-in.

ParkCity Mall
Enjoy yourself shopping at Bintulu biggest shopping mall the ParkCity Mall.

Stay at the newest hotel in town!

Under the “Weekend Shop & Stay” package, which started last Saturday (June 7, 2008), you’ll now need to pay as low as RM150++ (normal rate RM360) for a deluxe room (single or double) – on any weekend stay (or public holiday). On top of the discounted room rate, you will also be given:

* complimentary welcome drinks – at Paddy restaurant and enjoy Bintulu town sceneries.
* complimentary New World Mart membership card – to enable you save more while shopping at the mart.
* free wireless broadband access – get connected to the world at the comfort of you hotel room.
* free newspapers delivered to your room (local dailies)

Surprisingly spacious room. Unlike any other “deluxe type” of room you may have seen before – which usually small with ‘barely enough space’ for other things. The New World Suites offers surprisingly spacious room under the deluxe category befitting its suites status. Here some photos:

New World Deluxe Room New World Suites Double bed Deluxe Room

New World Suites is strategically located in the middle of bustling new township known as ParkCity commerce center. Banks, night clubs, bistros and kopitiam shops are all within walking distant from the hotel. Taman Tumbina, a mini zoological park and Tanjung Batu is only 15 minutes drive away from the hotel.

Terms and Conditions applied. This special offer valid for weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and public holiday at New World Suites, Bintulu. However it is not applicable for group reservation. For other terms and conditions please check with the hotel upon check-in.