One of the top hotels in Malaysia’s south, the Berjaya Waterfront Hotel Johor Bahru offers a diverse range of facilities, making it the frontrunner in the business hospitality segment. The 23-year-old building that houses the Berjaya Waterfront Hotel Johor Bahru is perhaps the most widely recognised landmark in the state capital, easily seen from across the Straits of Tebrau. One can opt for a four-hour drive to Johor Bahru or hop on an hour-long flight from Kuala Lumpur to get to the hotel. Flying is, of course, far more comfortable and it’s only a 30-minute drive to the hotel from Senai International Airport. If you’re coming in from Singapore, good news! It’s simply a five-minute drive from the Sultan Iskandar Building, which houses the CIQ complex.
Strategically located at the corner of Stulang Laut, the 400-room hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Johor Bahru central business district. Within reach of the hotel are the industrial areas of Pasir Gudang and Tampoi as well as the economic regions of Iskandar Malaysia and Nusajaya. At the mouth of the hotel lies a ferry terminal, connecting the hotel to Batam and Tanjung Pinang. This is an added bonus, for you can swiftly settle business dealings in this mini golden triangle of Singapore, Johor Bahru and Batam.
The facade of the hotel looks deceptively simple, but remember, still waters run deep. Stepping into the lounge area, one’s breath is taken away by the sight of floors upon floors, laid out in an open concept. You can’t help but stop in your tracks to take it all in. Surrounded by the sparkling sea and the Royal Johor Polo Club, hotel guests get to enjoy different views that easily put them in a relaxed mood, especially after a long day of meetings and seminars.
Though the hotel welcomes many international tourists and business travellers, it retains an air of efficient calm, allowing meetings and conferences to be conducted with minimal disruption. The hotel is proudly regarded as one of the top hotels in the city for large business groups with 400 rooms and suites, coupled with an impressive array of MICE facilities. Equipped with spacious meeting rooms and auditoriums, the icing on the cake is the attached JB Convention and Exhibition Centre that has hosted concerts, conventions and exhibitions with a capacity of 3,000 people. The luxurious Grand Ballroom is a vision of grandeur with classical glass chandeliers and rich hues of scarlet and gold that will add an aristocratic air to any conference.
Also linked to the hotel is a duty-free shopping centre that offers a myriad selection of spirits, chocolates and