LANGKAWI: PKB Hotel Management & Services Sdn Bhd (PKBHMS) which manages the Adya Hotel on the island resort of Langkawi, may take up an offer to manage a new four-star hotel in Saudi Arabia this year.
A fully-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Kedah Bhd, the management company was made the offer by the owner of the 297-room hotel during discussions held here recently, said PKBHMS Chairman Nor Saidi Nanyan.
“After Hari Raya Aidilfitri, our management team will depart for Jeddah to visit the hotel and if everything goes well, we will sign a management agreement,” he told Bernama.
Nor Saidi also disclosed that the company, which had received similar offers, managed the Adya hotel chain based on the shariah concept.
“We don’t see any risk in managing the Saudi hotel as it is yet to be launched. We have proposed that the hotel be named Adya Hotel Jeddah (if we get to manage the hotel),” he said.
The hotel management company also manages the Adya Hotel in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, and will manage the soon-to-be completed Adya Hotel Cenang here, the latest by October.
In addition, Nor Saidi said the Malaysian Rubber Board also approached PKBHMS to manage their apartment complex here while discussions were ongoing to take over the management of another hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
He said guests placed confidence in the Adya Hotel chain because it was managed in accordance with Islamic values and shariah principles.
“This concept is not only strictly applied in the preparation of halal food or related to it, but cuts across every element in accordance with Islamic teachings,” he added.