AAVA WHISTLER HOTEL COUNTING DOWN TO GRAND OPENING ON NOVEMBER 26, 2009

Excitement Building Towards Launch As Snow Continues To Fall

WHISTLER, BC November 10, 2009 – The Aava Whistler Hotel team has come together from across the world and couldn’t be happier with what they have accomplished. With the parent company TA Global Berhad, the property arm of TA Enterprise Berhad, based in Malaysia, three key team members from the head office in Malaysia have been temporarily seconded to Whistler to assist in getting Whistler’s newest hotel set up and running.

“We are only 16 days away from our launch and the entire team is extremely excited to open our doors to our first guests on November 26, 2009,” says Colin Hedderson, General Manager. “It has been exciting to see each construction milestone met and as we dress the interior, the views from our guest rooms reveal Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on the cusp of opening for the most exciting winter season yet.”

White has been the theme this week with around 100 centimetres in the last week alone, resulting in Whistler Blackcomb announcing an early opening for Whistler Mountain on Saturday, November 14. Aava Whistler Hotel has mirrored the weather with their own storm of white; dressing their guest rooms with more than 12,000 pure white linens including sheets, towels and facecloths. The last stones have been fit for a grand fireplace, the focal point of the lobby and the British Columbian original White Spot Restaurant is ready to showcase a fresh, new flagship design.

“Aava Whistler Hotel is a unique option within Whistler’s accommodation landscape, featuring a light, fresh and modern elegance with all the amenities of home – free wireless internet in each room, iPod docking stations and flatscreen HD television,” says Hedderson. “Spending time at Aava will be about connecting and staying connected – whether it is with family on the slopes, joining new friends for brunch at the White Spot or quickly logging into facebook to update a photo album with the latest Whistler adventures before doing it all again the next day.”

Aava Whistler Hotel’s spacious facilities accommodate business and destination travelers and include meeting space for 120 participants; five roomy wheelchair accessible suites; secure ski/board equipment storage; and a fitness centre, sauna, sun deck with heated outdoor pool and hot tub.

Aava Whistler Hotel is offering a Grand Opening weekday rate starting from $99 Canadian per night for a Deluxe Room from it’s opening date, November 26, 2009 through to Christmas Eve, December 24, 2009. Rate is subject to change and availability. For more information or to make reservations, please call toll-free within North America: 1-800-663-5644 or visit http://www.aavawhistlerhotel.com.

Aava Whistler Hotel is centrally located in Whistler Village, just steps away from hundreds of the resort’s shops and boutiques, restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, pubs and so much more. Surrounded by striking mountain views, Aava Whistler Hotel offers stylish and contemporary rooms for every taste and every need. Perfect for both the destination and business traveler, Aava Whistler is a full-service hotel with all the little extras that make the difference between the every day and the extraordinary. http://www.aavawhistlerhotel.com

Aava Whistler is managed and owned by TA Global Berhad, the property arm of TA Enterprise Berhad an investment holding, public listed company incorporated in Malaysia on March 13, 1990. As to date, TA Global owns a number of hotels around the world in major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Canada. Slated for a listing on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange November 23, 2009, TA Global constantly seeks to expand its hotel portfolio both locally and internationally. http://www.ta.com.my


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