Jesselton Hotel

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Jesselton Hotel
Kota Kinabalu Jesselton Hotel 9770.jpg
General information
Location Sabah
Address 69, Gaya Street, P.O. Box 10401, 88000
Town or city Kota Kinabalu
Country Malaysia
Coordinates 5°59′5″N 116°4′40″E / 5.98472°N 116.07778°E / 5.98472; 116.07778Coordinates: 5°59′5″N 116°4′40″E / 5.98472°N 116.07778°E / 5.98472; 116.07778
Completed 1954
Other information
Number of rooms 32
Website
www.jesseltonhotel.com

Jesselton Hotel is a hotel located in the city of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. It is the oldest and known as the first ever hotel to be built in the city.

History[edit]

Following the devastation of Jesselton (present-day Kota Kinabalu) after the World War II, the British Colonial governor of Jesselton, Sir Herbert Ralph Hone encouraged British Hong Kong Chinese businessmen to invest and rebuild Jesselton town. The hotel was built at the 69 Bond Street (present-day Gaya Street) in 1954. The hotel was then sold to Sabah Chinese leader Khoo Siak Chew who then transferred the hotel management to Wong Tze Fatt, who is the founder of Southeast Asia Gardenia Bread brand. Under the management of Wong, the hotel undergoing a series of renovation.[1]

Notable guests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The History". Jesselton Hotel. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Richard Ker (6 June 2016). "Photos of Muhammad Ali Who Visited Sabah in 1975". North Borneo Historical Society. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.