RoomZ Hotel opens in Seria

Ribbon cutting by Hj Ishak Hj Abu Hanifah C), chairman of the KB and Belait municipal board for the new RoomZ Hotel in Seria. Picture: BT/Koo Jin Shen

THE highest building in Seria, the RoomZ Hotel, had its grand opening yesterday, giving new accommodation options for travellers passing through the Belait District.

At eight stories high and with 46 rooms, the slender gray and white building towers over every other building in Seria. The hotel was completed late last year and have already been in operation for the last three weeks.

Yesterday, the official ribbon cutting ceremony was done by the Managing Director, Chung Chong Fah and the guest of honour, the Chairman of the Municipal Board of Kuala Belait and Seria, Hj Ishak Hj Abu Hanifah.

Jeffrey Chung, the general manager of RoomZ, described that they saw there was an opportunity to build a hotel in Seria. Based on experience, Chung said that most of their clients were corporate travellers.

"They want a no hassle, no fuss 'kinda' stay with us," he said, and explained that in order to make their stay more enjoyable, they try to come up with new ideas to fulfil these needs.

He added, however, that they have guests from all over, including Europe and Canada and that they do not specifically target any one group in that regard. "We treat all guests the same," he said.

Asked about whether or not the amount of accommodation built is suitable for the market, Chung replied that he does not believe there was a "perfect" combination. "This kind of thing has more to do with capability, we do not want to do something that exceed our expertise and capabilities," he said.

Chung said that in the end, the success of the hotel, "or any other business" is dependent on the people that are managing and running it. "There is no specific formula to success," he said, noting it's mostly about working hard, knowing who your people are and doing your research.

The RoomZ Hotel is located in Seria town, just down the road from the Pusat Insani multipurpose hall.

Published room rates are listed at $150 a night for a standard room with a Queen-sized bed, or about $139 for one of their single bedrooms.

All rooms come equipped with a flat-screen television and complimentary mini bar and snacks. There are also complimentary drinks for guests at the lobby.

At present time, hotel guests are provided with cabled Internet in the rooms and free wireless Internet connection at the lobby. While all rooms are non-smoking, there is a balcony access for most rooms. All of the rooms are also facing the sea. The Brunei Times

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