KUALA TERENGGANU: A three-star hotel that will be built near the town's famous Masjid Putih (White Mosque) here will have separate swimming pools for men and women.
State Islam Hadhari Development and Welfare Committee chairman Datuk Rosol Wahid said work on the RM20mil budget hotel would start next month and it is expected to open in 2008.
It will have some Islamic aspects in its operations, he said yesterday.
Rosol said the 168-room seven-storey hotel is an initiative of the state Religious and Malay Customs Council and will be named after the agency.
He said the state government will construct shoplots close to the hotel that would sell, among other items, souvenirs.
“The site of the hotel is considered strategic as it is a tourist-populated area and close to Pasar Payang (the town's central market),” he said.
He said a smaller hotel, costing RM8.3mil, would be built nearby with 72 rooms that would offer a rate of not more than RM70 per night.
Source : STAR
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