Thistle Opens Two Hotels in Malaysia

Press Room > 2009

Left : M. Manimaran, area director of sales & marketing Malaysia, Paul Poh, managing director, GuocoLand Malaysia, Dean Rossilli, general manager, Thistle Port Dickson Resort, Julia Douglas, managing editor of MICE in Asia and Philip Skitch, general manager, Thistle Johor Bahru.

The Thistle Hotels will make its presence in Asia through two hotel properties in Malaysia – Thistle Johor Bahru and Thistle Port Dickson Resort. MICE in Asia magazine was at a press conference announcing the hotels’ investment of RM 50 million in refurbishing of both properties. The two hotels will also be Thistle’s first outside of United Kingdom.

The Thistle brand is part of Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLeisure Limited. The companies in turn are a member of the Hong Leong Group whose hospitality and leisure business is spread worldwide. The hotels in Johor Bahru and Port Dickson owned by GuocoLand Malaysia, are scheduled to open mid 2009.