Media Centre - Spotlight
23 AUGUST 2014

Johor Bahru, 23 AUGUST 2014 - Thistle Johor Bahru is once again honoured to receive the 5-star rating from the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia. The renewal for 5-star rating is set in accordance to regulations by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia.

The management team and staff of the hotel worked tediously round the clock for more than a month and concerted their efforts to ensure that the hotel received the 5-star rating. Spearheaded by the hotel’s General Manager, Edward Kollmer, the team went through a thorough assessment process based on the detailed criteria outlined by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia.

Officials from the Ministry of Tourism & Culture in Johor, the Johor Fire Department, the Health Ministry, and representative from the Malaysian Hotels Association, Johor Chapter spent a full day evaluating and examining each and every area of the hotel as per the requirements mandatory to receive 5-star rating status. The officials went through the back and front sections of the hotel and one of the key components compulsory for the 5-star rating was the necessity to have local elements, culture and uniforms with Malaysian motifs.

The 5-star rating is valid until May 2017 after which Thistle Johor Bahru will be re-assessed.

“It is definitely an honour for Thistle Johor Bahru to have its 5-star rating renewed as it enhances the hotel’s position as one of the leading 5-star hotels in Johor Bahru, ensuring that the highest level of services and facilities are consistently delivered to satisfy our guests’ needs and expectations”, said Edward Kollmer.

“This achievement would not be possible without the support, dedication, passion, commitment and honour of the entire hotel staff. It was very heart-warming to see so much of team work and enthusiasm“, added Edward Kollmer.