BY CK Lam
Pearl of the Orient is now officially home to DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, as announced by Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng at the press conference hosted by Cornerstone Partners.
The event entitled ‘Official Announcement of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang’ gave insight on the country’s first DoubleTree Resort in Batu Ferringhi Penang.
YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng, witnessed the signing ceremony. He said the tourism industry in Penang has been the catalyst towards the growth of Penang’s economy, and it now accounts for 47% of the state’s gross domestic product.
Lim also said that the state would continue to pursue possibilities in upgrading and expanding Penang International Airport. He added that the state government is offering airlines US$10 per passenger for direct flights from Bandung, Yangon and Seoul for a period of time.
Mr. Jason Chong (L), CEO of Cornerstone Partners Sdn. Bhd exchanging the signed documents with Mr. Guy Phillips (R), Vice President of Development, Asia, Hilton Worldwide witnessed by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang. Mr. Louis Voon (extreme left), Director of Cornerstone Partners and Mr. Tony Ch’ng (extreme right), Director of Teddy Ville Capital Sdn. Bhd. looks on
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