Malaysia’s booming economic zone in Johor Bahru expands with two new Ramada hotels
Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of a new franchise agreement for the 322-room Ramada® Meridin Johor Bahru — the second Ramada to be announced for the booming city in just four month
Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of a new franchise agreement for the 322-room Ramada® Meridin Johor Bahru — the second Ramada to be announced for the booming city in just four months.
Scheduled to open in 2018, plans for the 26-storey hotel come on the heels of an earlier announcement in September for the development of the 322-room Ramada Encore Meridin Johor Bahru. Both hotels are being developed by Mah Sing Group and will be managed by leading property management firm Topotels.
“We see Johor Bahru as a prime location for our global portfolio and in particular our internationally Ramada brand, which is known for not only its excellent accommodations but also top tier destinations,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim.
Situated approximately 45 minutes from Singapore and less than a kilometre from popular international family theme park Legoland Malaysia, the Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru will be located within the city’s Meridin Hotel Suites complex in Medini, a township development that will become a central business district in the newly created southern economic zone of Iskandar in Johor Bahru.
Iskandar is expected to eventually encompass an area approximately three times the size of Singapore and provide tourism, education, business and healthcare services, contributing to the rapid growth of Johor Bahru.
Once developed, the Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru will become the fifth Wyndham Hotel Group property to open in Malaysia.