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UPSI hospitality training centre to open in October

Last update: 19/04/2018
IPOH, April 19 (Bernama) -- Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) will set up a hospitality training centre or three-star hotel which is expected to be fully operational in October.

Its vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Shatar Sabran in a statement today said the training centre, located at UPSI Sultan Azlan Shah Campus in Proton City, Tanjung Malim would provide hospitality facilities and services to the local community and visitors.

He said located on a two-hectare site and involving a cost of RM16.6 million, the seven-storey hospitality training centre with 200 accommodation rooms, will also have a seminar room, banquet hall, recreation park and parking bays including for motorcycles and buses.

"The need for a hotel in Tanjung Malim is critical, hence this hospitality training centre could go far in meeting the need for comfortable accommodation," he said.

Mohammad Shatar said the facility would be used by UPSI's Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education to provide exposure and the opportunity for its students to hone their skills in the hotel and hospitality field.

-- BERNAMA