By V. Sivaji

Ascott Malaysia Penang cluster celebrated Halloween with partners and supporters at the Citadines Connect Georgetown where some 150 guests gathered.

The evening also served to launch their “Link Club” and to show appreciation to corporates, government contacts, tourism representatives and media members.

Leading the team was country general manager, Mondi Mecja and his team who were all dressed up in various costumes.

Guests were treated to some fine food and a free flow of drinks as they mingled and of course selfie time.

Lucky winners also won free stay vouchers at several of the group’s properties in Malaysia and also in Indonesia.

In his address, Mecja thanked supporters and partners for their trust and making Ascott Group their chosen brand.

“I want to extend a hearty welcome to The Link Club, our cherished group of bookers, media representatives and corporate partners. You have been our guiding spirits throughout 2023 and tonight, we celebrate you. Your unwavering support has been our driving force, and for that, we are eternally grateful,” he said.

Mecja, Ashwin and Gerry

Among those lending support was Tourism Malaysia Northern Region director Shahrul Aman and his deputy Siti Hajar, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) chief executive officer, Ashwin Gunasekeran among others.

Also present was representatives from the MAG and the Singapore Airlines.

Meanwhile, the Ascott Group being the fastest growing chain in Penang has several new properties coming up in the likes of the Citadines Connect Bertam Georgetown, Penang, Harris Sunshine Penang in Ayer Itam, lyf hotel in the Upper Penang Road, Oakwood in Batu Maung, Citadines Connect Cecil Georgetown and the Citadines in Tanjong Tokong.

Those already in operation are the Ascott Gurney Penang, Citadines Connect Georgetown Penang and the Citadines Prai Penang Hotel.