Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is bidding farewell to its patrons, in the midst of uncertainties in the hospitality industry.
Although the hotel is officially closing down on Monday (8th June 2020), this is not goodbye for good. The company is taking the rest of the year to invest in renovation work to add serviced suites and more rooms.
Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur also released a statement, that reads:
“A temporary farewell as we close our doors for phased renovations currently. We are integrating the annex wing, President House, to bring you a brand new experience when we reopen our doors next year.”
Owner UOL Group Ltd has allocated RM100 million for this project. The annex building (or President House) will be renovated to add in 110 guestrooms – increasing Parkroyal’s room inventory from 428 to 538. There are also plans to turn the multi-storey car park into the 210-room Pan Pacific Serviced Suites. If everything goes well, the hotel – which is located at Jalan Sultan Ismail – will be ready by Q3 of 2021.
“It is important to continue to invest and upkeep the hotel as a long-term player in the market. This also ensures that our Parkroyal brand standards are maintained as we evolve through the years,” Pan Pacific Hotels Group CEO Choe Peng Sum told The Edge.
Since Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is temporary close for 15 months, staffs have been offered to opt for the VSS (voluntary separation scheme).
Source: The Edge.