UPSI Hotel In Campus To Boost Revenue

Last update: 04/01/2019

By Nor Amirah Mahmuddin

TANJUNG MALIM (Bernama) -- Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), which is among the nation's premier teachers' training institutions, is beefing up its commercial arm by venturing into the hospitality industry.

Taking advantage of Tanjung Malim's scenic surroundings, waterfalls and abundant flora and fauna, the university has opened a hotel called Scholar's Suites at its Sultan Azlan Shah campus that overlooks the mist-shrouded hills of the Titiwangsa range.

The three-star hotel, which was opened on Oct 11, 2018, is operated by UPSI Holdings Sdn Bhd (UHSB), which is wholly owned by UPSI. 

COMPLETE WITH FACILITIES

The construction of the hotel started in January 2014 and it was completed last April at a cost of RM16.7 million.

Scholar's Suites offers a total of 98 rooms, comprising 62 standard rooms, 34 deluxe rooms and two suites. It also comes complete with a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 400 people and four seminar rooms, each with a maximum capacity of 100.

UPSI Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran said the lack of suitable hospitality facilities in Tanjung Malim district had forced the locals to head to Kuala Lumpur or Shah Alam to hold seminars, courses and group activities.....