THE architectural facade at the Weld Quay entry point for cruises to Penang is slated for a change with two new four-star hotels coming up there.
State Tourism Development and Environment Committee chairman Teng Chang Yeow said construction of the two hotels at the site of Wisma Kastam and Boustead along Weld Quay was expected to start this year.
“Planning permission for the hotel at Wisma Kastam has been approved and it is now at the building plans approval stage while plans for the hotel at Boustead are also ready for approval,” he told newsmen during the welcome reception for the 550 passengers of the Gemini cruise at Tanjung City Marina yesterday.
The hotels at Weld Quay and two other new ones coming up at Queensbay and Juru Auto City will create over 1,000 hotel rooms after they are completed in the next 12 to 18 months.
Teng said the Penang Municipal Council had also written to owners of buildings urging them to spruce up their pro- perties to make them presentable for Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
Source : STAR
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