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First global Monopoly themed hotel heading for Kuala Lumpur

Monopoly hotelsThe maker of the perennially popular board game Monopoly have agreed terms with a Malaysian development company to open the planet’s first themed hotel. Following a marathon two years’ worth of discussions, Hasbro has agreed terms with M101 Holdings to launch the Monopoly Mansion in Kuala Lumpur, the Malysian capital city.

According to the schedule of operations, the Monopoly Mansion will be a part of the at present under-construction M101 Bukit Bintang tower complex. The hotel will be designed to replicate the grandiose style of the 1920s and 1930s and hark back to when the board game was created.

The Monopoly Mansion will be five-star and feature 225 luxury accommodation units plus a whole raft of amenities designed to cater to the every whim of discerning guests. At the official signing ceremony staged earlier this month, attendees confirmed the hotel would open next year, but did not specify a specific date.

The ceremony took place at Kuala Lumpur’s RED by Sirocco Hotel. Claire Gilchrist, the vice-president of consumer products for Hasbro, and M101 Holdings CEO Seth Yap signed the contract while dignitaries including the likes of Malaysian tourism-minister Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz looked on.

Jenny Chew Yean Nee is an Asia region manager for Hasbro. She explained that since the first Monopoly games hit the toy stores more than a billion people had played. She carried on by saying global brand recognition had allowed Monopoly to be tweaked for the likes of fashion and video games. She added as a codicil that a Monopoly hotel was just taking the concept a step farther.

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