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SUNWAY HOTELS & RESORTS TIMELINE

Behind every great brand lies a story. Take a quick glance into ours and discover what made Sunway the formidable brand it is today. 

TIMELINE

SUNWAY HOTELS & RESORTS TIMELINE

Behind every great brand lies a story. Take a quick glance into ours and discover what made Sunway the formidable brand it is today. 

1974

Sunway’s Humble Beginnings

Sunway’s history can be traced to when it was first incorporated as a private limited company, Sungei Way Holdings. It grew from a tin mining and quarrying company into a conglomerate with 12 business subsidiaries including hospitality. Over time, it underwent a few name changes before finally becoming known as Sunway.

1980

A Transformative Vision

Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO purchases a derelict 800-acre tin mining wasteland near Kuala Lumpur, now known as Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. His transformative vision drives our purpose today - to enrich the lives of our communities towards a brighter future for generations to come.

1986

Innovation at Its Core

It's an audacious undertaking, with a host of engineering challenges posed along the way - ones that would soon be conquered. Within a decade after it was originally conceived, the once-abandoned tin mine progressively transforms into Malaysia’s most iconic integrated city.

1993

A New Vision for Sunway Hospitality

Innovation and ground-breaking designs come to the fore. Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel’s (later renamed Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa) design calls for a 21-storey hotel, 12 of which descend into the depths of the tin mine, approximately 380 feet below street level, cascading down the rugged quarry cliff face.

1994

First Hotel in Penang

Sunway Hotel Georgetown opens in June 1994. The hotel’s New Lane address is just steps away from one of Georgetown’s most famous night-hawker centres and a 5-minute walk to KOMTAR Tower, Penang’s tallest skyscraper.

1996

Brand’s Flagship Serves Malaysian Hospitality

Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel opens in November 1996 and becomes the most iconic hotel in Kuala Lumpur, welcoming guests with its dramatic neo classical architecture. This includes its thematic minaret glass domes, brass deer-sculptures at the main driveway, and two life-size elephant statutes at the hotel’s entrance, with fountains and captivating oases to top it all off. 

1997

Centre of Conventions in Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre opens in July 1997. Located on the upper floors of Sunway Pyramid Mall, the convention centre stamps Sunway's entry into the business tourism segment and quickly becomes the preferred venue for large-scale conferences, conventions and trade shows for both international and regional domains.

1998

New Destinations with Sunway

Sunway establishes more hotels in Seberang Jaya, Penang; Hanoi and Phnom Penh in February, March and April 1998 respectively. Guests can now discover new destinations though the lens of Sunway Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

2004

Check in and Be Spoilt for Choice

The Villas, Pyramid Tower Hotel (later renamed Sunway Pyramid Hotel), The Resort Suites and The Duplex Serviced Townhouses open in March, July, August and December 2004 respectively. This provides more accommodation choices to guests travelling to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, be it for business or leisure. 

2010

Malaysia’s First Luxury Wellness Hotsprings Retreat

January 2010 marks the opening of The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in the northern Malaysian state of Perak. The bespoke wellness retreat offers a collection of pool villas as well as a spa and wellness centre. These lavish facilities are accompanied by a backdrop of the tropical rainforest, geothermal hot springs, natural caves, waterfalls and 260 million year-old Paleozoic limestone hills.

2011

A New Sunway Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Sunway REIT acquires the Putra Place mixed-used development in April 2011, rebranding it to Sunway Putra Hotel in June 2011, before commencing a progressive 3-year renovation of the hotel’s guestrooms, restaurants, public areas and function rooms.

2016

Clio and Pyramid Rise Over Sunway City

The 26-storey Sunway Pyramid West Hotel opens in February 2016. Located in the west side of Sunway Pyramid Mall, the hotel would later be renamed to Sunway Clio Hotel in October 2016. In November 2016, Sunway Pyramid Hotel reopens after eight months of extensive renovations.

2017

Sunway's New Venture in Velocity Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Velocity Hotel opens in the heart of Cheras, Kuala Lumpur in September 2017, forming a part of the integrated mixed-used development in Sunway Velocity Kuala Lumpur. 

SUNWAY HOTEL ISKANDAR

2020

Sunway Big Box Hotel opens 2021

Sunway's first hotel in Sunway City Iskandar is set to open in October 2020 with 288-rooms. The hotel will be directly linked to Sunway Big Box Village.