SHAH ALAM, Aug 19 — The meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) sector is said to be one of the key elements driving Selangor’s tourism industry, says Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
Commenting on the recent official opening of DoubleTree by Hilton in i-City, here, the Menteri Besar told NST Property in a report today that the launch of the hotel is timely given the growth of the MICE industry in the state.
He said that as more investors are drawn to Selangor, they would need a reputable, well-known hotel to accommodate them. In order for Selangor to advance, Amirudin said that it needs five-star business hotels owned by reputable international companies.
“i-City is a good and vibrant regional development. It is capable of luring both investors and tourists.
“The Selangor state government hopes to collaborate with i-Berhad to draw more investors and tourists to the capital city, I hope i-City will become one of our components and assets for development in Selangor and its capital city’s economic circles,” he was quoted by NST Property.
Amirudin further stated that the DoubleTree by Hilton would increase the attractions in the capital city.
“We are not just focusing on natural attractions but are more interested in hospitality, accommodation, and events. More attractions will be added to Selangor and in the capital city, in particular, thanks to the Hilton hotel and i-City,” he said.
On August 11, Sultan of Selangor, His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj officiated the opening of i-Berhad’s DoubleTree by Hilton.
A component of i-City Finance Avenue, DoubleTree by Hilton was opened to the public on July 27.
Fintech and global corporations will make up the majority of tenants at i-City Finance Avenue, which will have a gross development value of RM1.5 billion when it is fully finished in 2024.