Along the bank of Kinta River, the Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites is among the most established luxury hotel apartment chains in the city of Ipoh which has become one of the major tourist landmarks in the city in recent years. The hotel has also established itself as a premier MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) venue in town.
The Kinta Riverfront Resort City, touted as the world’s first tin-mining resort city, is five acres in size. Among the major buildings in this project are a 19-storey 4-star hotel boasting 410 well appointed rooms, 239 units of luxurious condominiums and more than 1,000 parking bays. The entire project costs RM120 million and will have a 1.5-km long riverfront adjoining the 76-hectare Dr. Seenivasagam Park.
Completed in 2012, the Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites is the brainchild of Morubina Group managing director Datuk Ting Sing Yiew. He says, “To a person who was born and raised in this town, this is more than just a property development, but I am looking to make it into a premier tourist destination. To me, the Morubina Group, the city of Ipoh and even the whole country, this project is of utmost significance, and it will catapult the city of Ipoh into international prominence so that people around the world can come to understand the once glorious culture and history of Ipoh as the tin-mining hub.”
Reliving the glorious past of the tin town
Along the bank of Kinta River in front of the hotel-apartment, Morubina Group has recreated an operating mining dredge that epitomizes the glorious past of Ipoh as the tin mining capital of the world. Tourists will be able to experience the fun of dulang washing here.
Across the river from the hotel is a newly constructed indoor tin exhibition gallery along with open-air attractions such as a mining fountain, cafe house, local souvenir outlet, walking, cycling and jogging paths, fire-breathing fountain, a suspension bridge linking Dr. Seenivasagam Park, a children’s playground, wetlands park, etc.
Among Morubina Group’s plans include the construction of the miniatures of six world-famous bridges across the Kinta River, such as the London Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and a Silver Nest Bridge that symbolizes tin.
Facilities of Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites include a 30-feet tall column-free ballroom that can seat 1,300 people,the biggest banquet hall in the whole of Ipoh.
In addition, the hotel also boasts a honeymoon suite that is six times the size of a standard room. The suite targets newlyweds and is poised to become the primary choice for honeymooners.
Ting, who has more than 20 years of experience in hotel management, says the hotel will continue to come up with innovative international cuisine to satisfy the demands of its guests. On top of the existing Middle Eastern cuisine, the hotel will soon open a 7,000 square feet uniquely designed Japanese restaurant to be manned by a Japanese chef with rich culinary experience. This restaurant is poised to become a new attraction in the hotel.