MALAYSIA IS BACK! HOTEL NEO+ PENANG OFFERS ATTRACTIVE DEAL TO WELCOME THE TOURISTS

01 April 2022

Rebound phase for the hospitality industry in various Malaysian tourist destinations.

Above: Aerial View of Penang, Malaysia

Penang, 1 April 2022 - The much-awaited announcement that the hospitality industry had been eagerly looking forward to for a long time was finally made. After two years, Malaysia’s international borders are finally reopening today, much to the delight of the tourism industry. Seeing as accommodation plays a central role in tourism, hotels will no doubt be seeing an influx of visitors very soon. Malaysia used the three-week buffer period from the second week of March to ensure everything was in place to welcome international visitors to the state.
 
To welcome international tourists back to Malaysia, especially to Penang, Hotel NEO+ Penang will have an exclusive promotion by giving 20% off for all rooms from 1 April to 20 December 2022. As part of Archipelago that received the 'Safe Travels' certification from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), for its commitment to implementing a number of very effective 'new normal' safety standards, Hotel NEO+ Penang will also follow the strict health protocols to ensure safety and wellbeing of employees and guests. The hotel will partner with a recommended clinic to offer our guests 24/7 medical care for our guest and the Housekeeping staff has undergone protocol training conducted by the Ministry of Health.
 
“In 2019, we had an average of 78% occupancy for both international and domestic travelers. In order to stimulate the arrival, we have taken a few steps to introduce our special offers. On the dynamic platform, our website has an attractive offer of a 20% discount starting from April till December 2022. On a local platform, we have a joint collaboration with Tourism Malaysia, FireFly, Johor Bahru - Penang offering a complete package including accommodation and free entrance to the nearby attraction. We are feeling hopeful again with the announcement of reopening the international border to see a gradual increase in the arrival.” said Gulab Mahatam Rai, General Manager of Hotel NEO+ Penang. 

  

Above: Stock Photos - views and local attractions in George Town - Penang
 

Starting from 1 April, international visitors who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination will be able to visit Malaysia. However, they are still required to undergo pre-departure tests (RT-PCR) and upon-arrival tests (RTK-Antigen under professional supervision) 24 hours after arrival. 
 
“We have seen how the implementation of vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) routes bring tourists and business travelers to our hotels. This gives us ongoing confidence that as the border reopens to all international travelers, the tourism industry will rebound too,” said John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago.
 
With its diverse landscapes, culture and activities, it can be hard to know where to start in Malaysia. From walking around Unesco-listed historical marvels to exploring 130-million-year-old jungle, you’ll always have plenty of things to see and do in Malaysia. One of the must-visit-place is Penang, a small island, but it packs in a big number of great travel experiences.       
    
  

Left to right: Bedroom of Hotel NEO Penang, Lobby of Hotel NEO Penang, Restaurant of Hotel NEO Penang
 

Please visit the following link for more information about Hotel NEO Penang’s exclusive promotion: penang.neohotels.com.

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About Archipelago 
Southeast Asia's largest privately owned hotel management group, operating more than 150 hotels, with a further 200 hotels under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. A trusted hotel company with a long track record and more than 30,000 rooms operating or under development in over 60 destinations with award-winning brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Neo, fave, Nordic and powered by ARCHIPELAGO. archipelagointernational.com 

 

Rebound phase for the hospitality industry in various Malaysian tourist destinations.

Above: Aerial View of Penang, Malaysia

Penang, 1 April 2022 - The much-awaited announcement that the hospitality industry had been eagerly looking forward to for a long time was finally made. After two years, Malaysia’s international borders are finally reopening today, much to the delight of the tourism industry. Seeing as accommodation plays a central role in tourism, hotels will no doubt be seeing an influx of visitors very soon. Malaysia used the three-week buffer period from the second week of March to ensure everything was in place to welcome international visitors to the state.
 
To welcome international tourists back to Malaysia, especially to Penang, Hotel NEO+ Penang will have an exclusive promotion by giving 20% off for all rooms from 1 April to 20 December 2022. As part of Archipelago that received the 'Safe Travels' certification from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), for its commitment to implementing a number of very effective 'new normal' safety standards, Hotel NEO+ Penang will also follow the strict health protocols to ensure safety and wellbeing of employees and guests. The hotel will partner with a recommended clinic to offer our guests 24/7 medical care for our guest and the Housekeeping staff has undergone protocol training conducted by the Ministry of Health.
 
“In 2019, we had an average of 78% occupancy for both international and domestic travelers. In order to stimulate the arrival, we have taken a few steps to introduce our special offers. On the dynamic platform, our website has an attractive offer of a 20% discount starting from April till December 2022. On a local platform, we have a joint collaboration with Tourism Malaysia, FireFly, Johor Bahru - Penang offering a complete package including accommodation and free entrance to the nearby attraction. We are feeling hopeful again with the announcement of reopening the international border to see a gradual increase in the arrival.” said Gulab Mahatam Rai, General Manager of Hotel NEO+ Penang. 

  

Above: Stock Photos - views and local attractions in George Town - Penang
 

Starting from 1 April, international visitors who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination will be able to visit Malaysia. However, they are still required to undergo pre-departure tests (RT-PCR) and upon-arrival tests (RTK-Antigen under professional supervision) 24 hours after arrival. 
 
“We have seen how the implementation of vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) routes bring tourists and business travelers to our hotels. This gives us ongoing confidence that as the border reopens to all international travelers, the tourism industry will rebound too,” said John Flood, President & CEO of Archipelago.
 
With its diverse landscapes, culture and activities, it can be hard to know where to start in Malaysia. From walking around Unesco-listed historical marvels to exploring 130-million-year-old jungle, you’ll always have plenty of things to see and do in Malaysia. One of the must-visit-place is Penang, a small island, but it packs in a big number of great travel experiences.       
    
  

Left to right: Bedroom of Hotel NEO Penang, Lobby of Hotel NEO Penang, Restaurant of Hotel NEO Penang
 

Please visit the following link for more information about Hotel NEO Penang’s exclusive promotion: penang.neohotels.com.

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About Archipelago 
Southeast Asia's largest privately owned hotel management group, operating more than 150 hotels, with a further 200 hotels under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. A trusted hotel company with a long track record and more than 30,000 rooms operating or under development in over 60 destinations with award-winning brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Neo, fave, Nordic and powered by ARCHIPELAGO. archipelagointernational.com