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Malaysia Airports announces rebranding of KLIA Airside Transit Hotel, now known as Sama-Sama Express Klia

01 July 2013

Sepang, 1 July 2013 - Malaysia Airports takes its Airport Hotel brand 'Sama-Sama' a step further with the rebranding of its Airside Transit Hotel in KL International Airport which will be called Sama-Sama Express KLIA, effective 1 July 2013.

The rebranding of this airside hotel is in tandem with Malaysia Airports move to consolidate both its air side and land side hotels, and creating a new brand identity for all the hotels it owns. The five-star full-service Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA was launched on 10 January this year while Sama-Sama Hotel klia2 will also be opened for business in conjunction with the opening of klia2 in May 2014.

Sama-Sama Express KLIA is located at the Satellite Building and offers accommodation for passengers who are on transit and in need of a place to rest before departing to the next destination. In line with its value proposition, the Sama-Sama Express KLIA's tagline is "Relax, Refresh, Renew", reflecting what customers can expect from the hotel.

The hotel offers a six-hour block room booking with facilities such as satellite TV, in-room safe and free Wi-Fi throughout their stay. Guest booked at Sama-Sama Express can request for a buggy pick-up and drop-off for their travelling convenience. The hotel also offers shower facilities for passengers who wish to just freshen up before departing from KLIA. Sama-Sama Express will also be offering lounge services to cater to non-hotel guests who wish to hold a meeting there.

Sama-Sama Express KLIA is currently undergoing upgrading works in line with the rebranding exercise to further enhance its image and offerings to customers. The upgrading works is scheduled to be completed by October 2013.

With the announcement of Sama-Sama Express, Malaysia Airports has created another milestone by being the region's first dedicated operator of airside and landside airport hotels, cementing Malaysia Airport's credentials and reputation as a world-class airport business.

Sama-Sama is a vital component in Malaysia Airports' effort to continue promoting and showcasing world-class Malaysian services. With its entry into airport hotel operations, Malaysia Airports is definitely on the runway to success to achieving this key objective.

Malaysia Airports' relentless effort to continuously enhance its offering to passengers and customers alike was underlined by Malaysia Airports' chairman Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, during the launch of Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA in January, "Not content with just providing world-class, award-winning airport services, Malaysia Airports had the vision to offer every passenger who lands at KLIA a seamless travel experience - from the aircraft to the airport and to the hotel room. We will provide the connectivity, the convenience, the facilities and our unique Malaysian hospitality to welcome them. It is Malaysia Airports' aim to take the Sama-Sama brand to other markets where we intend to brand and operate more airport hotels.

Sama-Sama, meaning "togetherness" and "you're welcome" is representative of how people and cultures come together at Malaysia Airports' hotels. The award-winning Sama-Sama team members are guided by the philosophy that welcoming all guests with warmth and from the heart is a reflection of the Malaysian way. The Sama-Sama logo depicts two hands locked in an embrace, symbolizing the essence of the brand.

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