Thistle Hotels Arrive In Asia

UK hotel operator Thistle Hotels has expanded internationally with the opening of new hotels in Malaysia, the 247-room Thistle Port Dickson Resort and the 381-room Thistle Johor Bahru.


Thistle Port Dickson

45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur by road, Thistle Port Dickson Resort is situated on 90 acres of pristine tropical grounds and boasts a 3 kilometer stretch of sandy beach, providing breathtaking panoramas of the Straits of Malacca.


A selection of room types is available to guests at the resort, ranging from the 41.5-sqaure meter Standard Twin/King rooms to the 249-square meter Presidential Suite. Each room is furnished with comfortable bedding, spacious bathrooms, 32-inch LCD television, wireless internet access, telephone, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities. The rooms also feature a private balcony from which guests can enjoy views of the beach or the resort grounds.


Thistle Port Dickson offers guests a new dining experience with its 5 restaurants. For fine dining, Glass adds a touch of class with a customized menu paired with international wines. Chinoise, the modern chinese restaurant offers Cantonese cuisine, while the all-day dining buffet restaurant, Fresh, serves the popular dishes of Malaysia in a relaxed setting. At Steps, guests can indulge in light snacks and beverages with live band performances at night, before heading over to party at Cumulus, the open-air pool bar.


Recreational facilities at the resort include beachfront where a multitude of watersports are available to guests, a 9-hole golf course, swimming pool with children’s wet play zone, fitness center and spa. There is also a unique adventure boot camp especially suited for corporate teambuilding events, which complements Thistle Port Dickson’s 9 meeting and convention venues.


Thistle Johor Bahru

Located at the heart of Johor Bahru and minutes away from Singapore, the new Thistle Johor Bahru offers guests the best of Malaysia’s southern gateway.


381 guestrooms and suites, including 125 Executive Rooms, are designed to offer a haven for guests. Each room provides either a view of the city or the Straits of Johor and is furnished with modern bedding, bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower, LCD televisions, telephones, wireless internet access, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities. The hotel also offers an exclusive Ladies Floor, designed with lavender-coloured and feminine tones for the travelling executive woman, while spacious apartments cater to long-staying guests or families on vacation. Each apartment is equipped with a living room and pantry offering the simple comforts of home. 


Dining at the Thistle Johor Bahru promises to be a gastronomical experience with its contemporary dining outlets. Oasis is a trendy open-air bistro serving Japanese-Italian fusion cuisine. Glass and Cumulus are all-day dining venues offering guests buffets, snacks and casual dining, before proceeding to The Hive for drinks and live jazz music.


Business travellers and meeting planners at the hotel have up to 11 conference venues at their disposal. The Grand Ballroom is a pillarless facility capable of accomodating up to 600 guests, offering an elegant atmosphere for meetings, events, conferences or conventions. Full technical support is available, with every facility equipped with wireless high speed internet access. After a day of meetings, guests can relax and unwind in the Thistle Johor Bahru’s health club, where facilities include a 2-level outdoor swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, sauna, whirlpool and spa with massage treatments.


Thistle Hotels currently operate 33 properties across the United Kingdom, with 12 hotels located in London, making it the largest hotel chain in the British capital city in terms of rooms.


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