Marriott International today announced it has signed a hotel management agreement with SKS Group to open the 345-room Sheraton Johor Bahru, expected to mark the Sheraton brand’s debut in the capital city of Malaysia’s southern jewel. The signing is the second property in collaboration with SKS Group, following the Four Points by Sheraton Desaru which opened in 2021.
Expected to open in 2025, Sheraton Johor Bahru expects to draw on the brand’s roots as a gathering place for both locals and guests in communities around the world. Part of a mixed-use development comprising a retail podium and office spaces, Sheraton Johor Bahru is slated to be ideally located along Jalan Storey, with direct access to Tebrau Highway that links to various parts of the state and beyond.
“We are thrilled to build on our relationship with SKS Group, this time to bring the Sheraton brand to Johor Bahru. We value and foster our long-term relationships with our community of owners and strive to continue creating mutually beneficial opportunities. The Sheraton brand has a rich heritage in creating a sense of belonging for guests, wherever they are in the world and Sheraton Johor Bahru expects to be no different. With its strategic location and high accessibility, the hotel aims to attract both business and leisure guests and offer its signature community experience,” said Shawn Hill, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific excluding China, Marriott International.
Located nearby are well connected transportation amenities including the Johor Bahru Sentral Bus Terminal and the Bukit Chagar Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Station which is scheduled for completion by end 2026.
“We are very excited to collaborate with Marriott International again to introduce the first Sheraton hotel in Johor Bahru and have this new addition in our hospitality portfolio,” said Simon Sim, Executive Director of SKS Group. “The hotel design will be an excellent fit for business and leisure travelers, and coupled with its strategic location, we are confident that Sheraton Johor Bahru will be well-received by guests and locals alike when it opens its doors in 2025.”
Reinforcing the Sheraton’s position as a community hub, the hotel lobby is expected to embody the brand’s global design transformation, where guests can enjoy a holistic public space designed to make them feel welcome and connect with others in unique and innovative ways. Dining options at the hotel include Daily Social, an open kitchen buffet restaurant and &More by Sheraton, a combination of bar, coffee bar and market with an all-day menu offering everything from coffee to cocktails. Plans also call for a range of facilities on the property to include an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and a Fitness Centre with a state-of-the-art gym, sauna, and steam rooms. Ideal for both grand and intimate events, the hotel is also expected to feature a spacious ballroom as well as flexible and fully equipped meeting room spaces.
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