To be the tallest building in Sarawak, the Kuching Tower will house an
office building and luxury hotel.
The Ground-breaking ceremony of the RM300 million state-of-the-art building was
performed in October 2005 by the Chief Minister of Sarawak at a site located on
the Kuching Isthmus, just east of Kuching City Centre.
Kuching Isthmus is part of the Kuching City Expansion Plan, which is in line
with Sarawak Government’s vision to create a modern downtown to co-exist with the
old historical Kuching city founded by the White Rajahs.
The Kuching Tower forms part of an integrated development plan by conglomerate
Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) Group for the 240-acre Kuching Isthmus.
Kuching Tower is owned by CMS Hotels Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Cahya Mata Sarawak
Berhad. Construction is expected to complete in 2009.
Other developments include the new Sarawak Convention & Exhibition Centre, a
park and yachting marina. In addition to current road access, river bus services
will shuttle the public and visitors to and from Kuching city centre.
The construction of Kuching Tower is to support the Sarawak Government’s
initiative to build a fully-integrated convention centre in Sarawak in order to
tap on the lucrative Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions, or more
popularly known as MICE, industry.
Sarawak Convention & Exhibition Centre
The world-class, fully-integrated, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose and flexible
Sarawak Convention & Exhibition Centre will address the current “facility gap”
in Sarawak for suitable infrastructure and venues to hold events of various
capacity audiences and crowds. The purpose-built convention centre will accommodate meetings of up to 1,500 delegates.
To be located within walking distance of the Sarawak Convention & Exhibition
Centre is the office building and hotel of Kuching Tower which would support the
needs of delegates and visitors.
Kuching Tower will soar 150 metres high and provide commanding views of Kuching
City, Sungai Sarawak, South China Sea and surrounding areas.
The building’s architectural design of sails reflects the importance of river
systems and the sea to the people of Sarawak.
The first 12 floors of Kuching Tower will offer 200,000 square feet of
first-class business support office space in a state-of-the-art building.
5 Star Hotel
A 315-room luxury hotel will occupy the 15th floor upwards.
Designed to offer 4 star plus, 5 star plus, and Royal Suites, the hotel will
provide discerning travelers with rooms of exquisite décor, exceptional dining
facilities, and a high degree of service and hospitality.
An 8-storey high atrium or Sky Lounge on the 31st floor will offer breath-taking
360-degree views of the sea and surrounding areas.