The 4.5 star Echarm Plus Hotel, which is part of a development project under the Thema City project, will house 559 Bruce Lee-themed rooms and suites, the first of its kind in the world.
Following the hotel, Thema City’s development will highlight other themes, including the D’60s, which is a street mall housing Kota Kinabalu’s largest food street replicating the city’s historical architecture in the 1960s.
They will also feature Zeni suites, which are first-of-their-kind co-living, Zen-themed serviced suites, with 390 units managed by the hotel operator.
The hotel will be managed by an international hotel operator chain, Dossen International, which owns over 13 hotel brands and has over 30 million paid members globally.
Besides being the first thematic hotel featuring 135 Bruce Lee-themed rooms for their guests, it will also feature a coffee lounge named “The Dragon”, together with an indoor theme park, banquet halls, an infinity pool and the tallest rooftop bar in Sabah and Sarawak.
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking launched the project earlier this month.
The RM1bil development project is set to be carried out in three phases, with the first scheduled for completion in 2021 and the final phase by 2023.
Bruce Lee, who died in 1973, was a legendary martial arts exponent and actor.
Source: The Star