Kota Kinabalu has long been a popular gateway for international travellers headed to the rainforests and pristine coral reefs of eastern Sabah and Borneo.
This coastal city; a short flight away from Kuala Lumpur, is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Mount Kinabalu, the fifth highest point in South-East Asia, and renowned for its indigenous tribes and cultural diversity, despite being one of Malaysia's fastest growing cities.
Only 15 minutes' drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre with its convenient access to and from the city's major roads, banks, office complexes and the new Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), is the ideal place for business travellers to base themselves. While leisure visitors will be thrilled with the walking distance to entertainment venues, eateries, shopping malls and tourists attractions. Just a stone's throw away is the historical Jesselton Port with ferries to nearby islands, such as Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Mamutik.
The 4-star hotel offers a choice of 310 contemporary guest rooms comprising 135 superior rooms, 40 executive suites and 135 suites in configurations of one-, two- and three- bedroom, spread over the 25-storey building with guests residing on the higher floors enjoying the view of the ocean.
The Grand Opening of Mercure Hotel was officiated by Y.A.B Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Musa bin Haji Aman, Chief Minister of Sabah. In his opening speech, Musa welcomes this well established hotel chain's decision to set up their business here in Kota Kinabalu to complement the current and projected future economic growth in the tourism and services sectors.
"Your location in one of the older parts of this city has further transformed the face of Kota Kinabalu. This second Mercure Hotel in Sabah after the one in 1Borneo Hypermall, is another milestone for your owners and it's a testimony of confidence that investors have in Sabah", said Musa.
Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, says that "the opening of Mercure in KK City strengthens our network in Malaysia, where we currently operate 16 hotels offering more than 5,000 rooms". Of the 27 properties AccorHotels plans to open in Malaysia, adding some 8,400 rooms to KK's network over the next three years, three developments are in Sabah.
For events, meetings, weddings or social gatherings, the hotel's function room on the rooftop, which also houses the hotel's gym and swimming pool, features state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and can accommodate up to 40 guests.
For those who wish to dine in, Maupassant offers all-day dining while Fratini's serves a wide range of Italian favourites. Phileas Cafe in the lobby is another rest stop for a quick hearty meal, while the Compass Lounge on the rooftop is the perfect place for a leisurely wine and diner affair while admiring the beautiful ocean in the distant.
Hotel General Manager, Mr Jacques Leizerovici, who fell in love with the city 11 years ago and stayed for good says that "Mercure in KK City is well positioned to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travellers, and it is the ideal location for social and corporate events. With the ambience and facilities offered within this hotel, we hope to achieve a standard of guest experience that surpasses others in this city".
From now until 31 December 2017, celebrate the opening of Mercure Hotel with the special opening offer of RM245.30++ per night with breakfast in a superior room.