By V. Sivaji

Ascott Group’s Country general manager for Malaysia, Mondi Mecja expressed confidence Penang will see more of their hospitality brands in the near future.

He was speaking at a press conference after the rebranding of the Sky Residence Prai to Citadies Prai Penang yesterday.

“We have some 15 brands under our Ascott Group. Now, we have three hotel brands in Penang and more are to follow.

“Another new brand to Penang will be the Oakwood which will debut by the end of this year.

“Two years ago, we did not have any of our hotel brands in Penang, now we already have three. Such is the confidence of the Ascott Group for the state,” said the suave Mondi.

He also added that they want to drive Seberang Prai as a tourism destination. Guests will also be able to enjoy private tours and enjoy free coffee all day.

“We also have the biggest swimming pool on the 39th floor offering a awesome and panoramic view of the mainland and the island too.

“We are a 4-star rating and have big rooms and suites and have long-stay guests from South Korea and China. We also enjoy a good portion of corporate guests and also guests on leisure holidays or staycations,” said Mondi.

He also added that soon they will have five hotels in Penang.