PROPERTY developer M Summit Group announces its expansion plan for Menara M Summit in Magazine Road in order to help Penang boost its tourism industry.
The expansion plan was said to also be able to address the high demand for accommodation in the city centre.
Menara M Summit now houses the M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites, the Group’s headquarters, The Skye event space and HH M Summit 191 Rooftop Bar.
Group founder and managing director Datuk Albert Moh said the planned annexe would comprise fully renovated and furnished serviced apartment suites which would be managed by the company.
“It will be connected to the existing building via a scenic bridge to enable guests from both wings to share facilities.
“Among the facilities for the extension is an infinity swimming pool with a glass-bottom section at the edge of the pool, touted to be the state’s first of its kind!” Albert said.
He said the pool would be costly but the Group would like to offer its guests a chance to enjoy a novel experience and to challenge those with fear of heights.
“Imagine yourself swimming to the edge and looking down the glass platform to see what’s below from a substantial height!
“You will be rewarded with the feeling of floating through the air in central George Town,” Albert enthused, adding that the Group planned to open up the extension’s Level One for the public to hold fun or cultural activities.
“This is our initiative to help provide a conducive venue for the public to enjoy exciting programmes, in the heart of George Town. It is also a way to rejuvenate the city after dark,” he said.
Albert said the project was expected to take off in the second quarter of this year and complete in the last quarter of 2021.
He added that registration is now open to those who are keen to find out more about the serviced apartment units which will be open for sale later.
He made the announcement after the opening ceremony of Menara M Summit by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today.
Chow congratulated M Summit Group for coming up with the sleek structure, which has been described as ‘tall, dark and handsome’; and located just across the road from Komtar.
“I appreciate the fact that constructing this building within a limited and narrow footprint, must be no easy feat.
“I am glad to note that M Summit Group has diversified and ventured into the hospitality industry to cater to the growing accommodation needs of tourists in the city.
“And now, the Group further plans to build an annexe in order to provide more suites and better facilities. The Penang government always welcomes developments as long as they don’t have adverse impact on the environment and society.
“We look forward to forging 4P partnerships (public, private, people, professional) with responsible developers to achieve a sustainable development,” Chow said in his speech during the Shanghai night-themed event.
Also present were Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, state executive council member Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang, state assemblymen Teh Lai Heng (Komtar), Lim Siew Khim (Sungai Pinang), Ong Ah Teong (Batu Lancang) and Joseph Ng (Air Itam).
Joining them were M Summit Group purchasing director Datin Jennifer Ong, Group development planning manager Moh Wei Ren and Group development coordinator Moh Wei Ken.
Chow and the VIPs took part in the yee sang tossing ceremony on stage before touring Menara M Summit.
Story by Christopher Tan
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