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The Former RIHGA Royal Hotel Miri
Rebranded a Marriott Resort
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Washington , DC  -  1 July 2005 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today the opening of the 220-room Miri Marriott Resort & Spa under a management agreement with Majupun Sdn. Bhd..  The former RIHGA Royal Hotel Miri underwent an extensive renovation of its guestrooms, food and beverage outlets and other public areas before being rebranded a Marriott resort. It is the sixth Marriott branded hotel in Malaysia.
 
The hotel is located on Brighton Beach, outside of Miri’s central business district, surrounded by large gardens. Most guestrooms enjoy stunning views of the South China Sea. The general manager is Boyd Barker; and the director of marketing is Vathsala Subramaniam.

The Miri Marriott Resort & Spa is located approximately eight kilometers from Miri Airport. Flight connections from Miri are available to Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the Mulu National Park, a world heritage site. 
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Miri Marriott Resort and Spa
Lot 779 Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong
Miri, Sarawak 98000 Malaysia
“We are delighted at the continued expansion of our portfolio in Malaysia,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director for international lodging at Marriott. “As the premier hotel in Miri, the resort is ideally situated to attract leisure and business travelers. We are thrilled to conduct business in this dynamic city.”

For dining and entertainment, the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa offers a unique restaurant, Zest, offering a variety of international cuisine including Italian and local Asian flavors. The hotel’s Matahari Pool Terrace, complete with swim up bar, offers fantastic views of tropical sunsets. Borneo Baking Company is the hotel’s bakery and delicatessen and Lush Bar offers guests a great place to relax and unwind with exotic cocktails, Asian Tapas and live music.

Recreational facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, daily resort activities for adults and children, a fully equipped fitness center and two tennis courts, complete with Peter Burwash International Tennis Program and coaching. Mandara Spa, Southeast Asia’s largest operator of tropical garden spas provides luxurious and relaxing spa treatments suitable for every guest.

For meetings, the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa will offer 6 meeting rooms and 826 square meters of total meeting space.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories.  

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Contact:

Catherine Leitner
(301) 380-4220
catherine.leitner@marriott.com

Also See: Hilton Takes it to the Hilt with Brand-busting Kuala Lumpur Hotel / Steve Shellum / June 2005
Marriott International Sees Asia as World’s Most Robust and Dynamic Market / Steve Shellum / May 2005

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