Strategically located along Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, just three minutes’ drive from the Simpang Pulai toll interchange and ten minutes’ drive from the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Hillcity Hotel has been reopened to the public since September 1, after months of renovation and refurbishment costing over RM2 million.
The reopening and launching ceremony, held on Saturday, September 21, was graced by Mayor Dato’ Roshidi Hashim, Dato’ Ting Sing Yiew, Group Managing Director of Morubina Group of Companies, which owns the hotel, fellow hoteliers, business associates and guests.
Hillcity Hotel, a pioneer star-rated hotel, is set amidst serene panoramic hilltop overlooking Ipoh city on one side and the Sam Poh Tong limestone caves on the other.
All 100 rooms of the hotel have been refurbished and are now equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, 32-inch LCD television with international business, sports and movie channels, complimentary wi-fi connectivity, bath tub, rain shower, hair dryer and coffee and tea-making facilities.
To celebrate its reopening, Hillcity Hotel is currently running a promotion whereby guests will enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch at Kinta Riverfront Hotel worth RM45+ per person. Rooms are priced from RM99+ per night. Kinta Riverfront, a four-star hotel, is also a property of Morubina Group of Companies. This cross-promotion is valid until year’s end.
Dato’ Ting said, “Although there are many hotels in Ipoh, what sets Hillcity Hotel apart is that we are a city hotel that is amidst nature, facing Ipoh’s famous limestone hills. There is a recreational park right in front of our hotel, owned by Ipoh City Council. We are going to develop it into Junglewalk@Hillcity Hotel, almost similar to Riverwalk@Kinta Riverfront, but with a jungle setting.
“Also, plans are in the pipeline to offer the best food and beverage experience, beginning with the opening of a Chinese and a Japanese restaurant next year.”
Dato’ Roshidi welcomed the hotel back into business, saying, “It is an additional facility to enhance the development of the tourism industry in Ipoh.”
The six-storey Hillcity Hotel first opened its doors for business 15 years ago. It was launched by HRH Sultan Azlan Shah on July 25, 1998.