Karim Schadlou Named General Manager of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Doubletree Resort by Hilton Penang the country’s first DoubleTree Resort has appointed Karim Schadlou as the general manager of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. Karim most recently served as general manager of Hilton Colombo Residences. He replaces Linda Giebing who has moved to Sri Lanka to oversee Hilton Colombo Residences as General Manager. Karim as the General Manager will support Jamie Mead, Regional General Manager for Malaysia, in overseeing all aspects of the management of hotel’s operation.
“There’s a real buzz in Penang since the opening of the county’s first DoubleTree Resort and the hotel has become a great addition to the surrounding Batu Ferringhi area. Karim’s addition to the team and his acceptance to take on every impossible challenge to ensure our guests are delivered with exceptional experiences every time is truly commendable and I believe that he will weave his working style into the fabric of the DoubleTree Resort community,” said Jamie Mead, regional general manager for Malaysia.
An 18-year hospitality veteran, Karim began his career with Hilton Worldwide in 2000 and held a number of positions across South East Asia, Europe, China, and the Middle East. Before joining Hilton Colombo Residences, Karim was the Resort Manager at Conrad Rangali Maldives. Prior to that he was Director of Operations for a number of properties including Hilton Colombo, Hilton Singapore, Hilton Iru Fushi Maldives and the then Waldorf Astoria Maldives.
The island state’s first Hilton property offers a fresh, unique and intriguing addition to the holiday scene for travelers visiting Penang. Set as an ideal resort for millennial families traveling with young kids and teens, the 316-room family-focused, full-service resort offers the option to connect up to two (2) rooms with the privacy of shared hallways, a Kid’s Club and direct access to Malaysia’s first teddy bear-themed museum, TeddyVille Museum.
The resort also offers an outdoor swimming pool, valet and laundry services, spa, gift shop, 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour complimentary business centre, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, restaurants, 24-hour meetings and events facilities with a ballroom to accommodate up to 550 guests and three function spaces covering an area of more than 5,000 square feet in total, making it an ideal venue for private, social events and seminars and etc.
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Penang is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is located at 56, Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, Penang 11100, Malaysia. For more information or to make a reservation at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, travelers may visit DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang (www.penangresort.doubletree.com), or call +60-4-892 8000.
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DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
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