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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel

January 15, 2015 15:47 ET

The Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Helps Build a Better World

From Eco-Friendly Guest Rooms to Volunteering Opportunities, This Johor Bahru Hotel Finds Plenty of Ways to Give Back

JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2015) - The Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel may only be one-and-a-half years old, but it already has big plans for its community. With its sights set on developing a more sustainable and compassionate society, the property has begun initiatives that involve everything from team-building, to financially supporting charities, to minimizing its own carbon footprint. And as the hotel puts its plans into action, everyone stands to benefit.

"We are committed to investing in the communities where we do business through Marriott International's Spirit to Serve social-responsibility and community-engagement initiatives," explains General Manager Marc Cosyns. "Our properties worldwide are focused on five areas of giving: shelter and food, environment, job readiness, vitality of children and empowering diversity."

To date, the efforts of this 5-star boutique hotel in Johor Bahru have been similarly manifold. In both July and September 2014, for example, it provided financial support to Sarawak Children's Cancer Society's Wishing Star Project. The Society has assisted more than 700 families since its inception in 2001, and its mission speaks to the hotel's commitment to create a more compassionate community.

In addition to supporting other local philanthropies, the hotel encourages volunteerism among employees. The goal, Cosyns explains, is to create an internal community that is as vibrant, giving and unified as the hotel's external community. Not only does that make for a better work environment, it also inspires better guest service.

Even these Johor Bahru hotel rooms bear the stamp of the hotel's unique Spirit to Serve. The property has wholeheartedly embraced the concept of green technology by installing an energy-efficient filter for the air-conditioning that enables it to reproduce 15% fresh air. From its earliest days, it implemented an ongoing recycling program that's still in place today. And, unique among Johor Bahru hotels, all the windows feature 60% UV reflection, which allows for plenty of sunlight to illuminate the interior spaces without the energy-sapping consequences of letting in too much heat.

Proving that you can never have too much of a good thing, the hotel foresees increasing its community support down the road. With strengthened bonds between the community and the property, as well as opportunities for positive growth, its community may well achieve the hotel's goal of becoming quantifiably better for locals and visitors alike.

About the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Located just 30 minutes from the Senai International Airport, the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel immerses guests in 5-star luxury and service. Visitors discover amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness center and sleek rooftop pool, while the guest rooms indulge the senses with high-speed Internet access, spa-like bathrooms featuring Tokyo Milk products and 42-inch, LCD satellite televisions. More than 2,400 square meters of beautiful, flexible event space welcomes both conferences and weddings with panache. And the property's three exciting dining options include Café BLD for all-day dining, Wan-Li for contemporary Cantonese cuisine and the Chocolate Cake Company to satisfy any sweet tooth. Travelers also benefit from the hotel's location. Attractions like Johor Bahru's city center, Legoland and the Johor Premium Outlets are all nearby.

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