How to Start Hotel Business in Malaysia
Malaysia is one of the world top 10th ranking as Tourist Destination! Malaysia also the top no 1 in Muslim tourism in the world ranking. Malaysia welcomes foreigners to participate further liberalised of 100% foreign ownership for hotel ranking of 4 stars and above in the hotel investment for its robust tourism industry. It is very lucrative to be in the hotel business in Malaysia!
At MalaysiaBizAdvisory, we assist foreigners to provide complete services on how to start Hotel Business in Malaysia and application of setting up the company to final obtain of various hotel tax incentives offered by Malaysia Government for 10 years tax break as pioneer status, reinvestment tax allowances for Sabah and Sarawak and incentives on hotel reinvestment as in Mida.gov.my.
How to Start Hotel Business in Malaysia – The licensing components
For foreigners who are interested to know how to start Hotel Business in Malaysia, we can guide you! As a hotelier to start operating the business activities in the hotel, there will be 4 major approvals needed. These major approvals can be applied concurrently. The Composite Licence to carry out the hotel business’ activities vary according to the hotel’s star rating.
Example, for a 5 star hotel, the Composite Licence comprised of:
c. Banquet/conference hall
d. Entertainment/performance activities
e. Restaurant/coffee house
f. Swimming pool for adult and children
g. Parking lot
i. Health club/gymnasium/sauna/outdoor and indoor facilities
j. Beauty/Hair salon
k. Souvenir shop and drug-store
l. All signboard advertisements
As for the legality aspects of starting up hotel business, on the assumption that the hotel building is completed and ready to be occupied, you are required to apply a minimum of 12 approvals to start the business depends on the rating of the hotel you intend to start. However, you may also apply for a maximum of 22 approvals, depending on the number of business activities you intend to provide in the hotel.
The 22 approvals can be categorized into 4 stages i.e. :
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Make appointment with us to understand how to protect your interest, best structure and set up entities you are permitted to use to meet your objectives in Malaysia before you start your Hotel Business in Malaysia. Contact us at +603-2181 2882 or email us your enquiry today!