By Gaya Travel on June 15, 2012
Since it has been taken over by a new management, the building has been given a fresh new look and name, which is Plaza Grand Sentosa. Touted as the most exciting development to currently grace Johor Bahru, this new shopping centre people has been highly anticipated by locals and Singaporeans alike. It is now one of Johor Bahru’s top shopping destinations.
Located off Jalan Tebrau, Grand Sentosa Plaza can be easily accessed from many directions. After opening only for six months, Grand Sentosa Plaza’ retail uptake has already reached 80%. Contributing to such brisk business is the Grand Sentosa Hotel, the hotel that is directly linked to the plaza known for its comfort and homely ambience. For shopaholics, the hotel represents great convenience since it is connected to not just retail outlets but also leisure and entertainment offerings.
Grand Sentosa Hotel lobby welcomes guests in modest yet stylish way, with its understated furnishing to cater to guests’ comfort while checking in. Presented differently from other hotels, the lobby of Grand Sentosa Hotel is brightly lit to reflect the property’s vibrant and lively character, befitting Grand Sentosa Plaza’s tagline, which is The First Lifestyle Mall in Johor Bahru.
Rated 3-Star, Grand Sentosa Hotel’s 260 spacious rooms are divided into six categories namely Superior King, Superior Twin, Deluxe King, Deluxe Twin, Family Room and Junior Suite. The furnishing in the rooms includes working desks and settees. All rooms are equipped with electronic safe, including plasma TV with wide range of channels such as Discovery, Disney, FOX Movie, CNN, BBC, ESPN and several more from neighbouring countries alongside national ones.For business travellers, this hotel also provides a business centre.As the hotel is a part of the Grand Sentosa Plaza, the hotel guests are able to access facilities such as the garden, kids club and the sauna, all located within the plaza building.
For parents who are looking for a relaxing time, they are able to do so by leaving their children at the kids club, which is always supervised by the staff in charge.The guests will also not want to miss the chance to hang out and dine at the O’Nine Restaurant, located on Grand Sentosa Plaza’s Mezanine floor at the centre court, which offers al fresco dining on the selection of delectable local and international cuisines.
We recommend that guests try out its Western offerings such as steak, pasta, soup and snacks like nachos and chips, washing them down with refreshing cocktails and fresh juices. Guests could also admire the restaurant’s unique bar, surrounded by an aquarium filled with salt water fish and corals, able to soothe the tired mind just by looking at them, especially after a long day.
The guests who are up for some late night entertainment or chill out session could head to Old Town White Coffee Kopitiam, Over Time Pub and Bistro and O’Nine. Most of these pubs or bistros are opened until late. Old Town White Coffee Kopitiam is open 24 hours to cater to the needs of the hotel guests who could suddenly crave for coffee and comfort food at any hour of the day or night.
Apart from the pubs and bistros, there is also a supermarket called ‘The Store’ that sells various items, from food to clothing and housewares to home appliances – guests could conveniently get anything they need from this supermarket without having to venture out into Johor Bahru city.
Grand Sentosa Hotel is situated amidst a vibrant neighbourhood, which is has diverse population, culture and background. Hotel guests could try out the available street food just by walking from the hotel. This advantage allows guests the chance to savour local fare and to observe a quintessential Johor Bahru residential area.
Grand Sentosa Hotel offers guests the experience of staying in a cosy hotel that enables guests to enjoy great shopping experience. Hailed as the as ‘The First Lifestyle Mall in Johor Bahru’, Grand Sentosa Plaza and Hotel undoubtedly live up to that tagline and quickly become the icon for contemporary way of living in the city.