[photo of hotel exterior]

The Venue

The 2009 World SCRABBLE® Championship will be held on November 26–29 at the Zon Regency Hotel by the sea, 88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, P.O. Box 161, 80720, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, +60 7 221 9999.

The hotel is a seaside business hotel with 400 guest rooms, a ten-minute drive from Johor Bahru’s central business district or the Johor-Singapore Causeway, 45 minutes from Sultan Ismail International Airport (IATA:JHB) in Senai or an hour’s drive from Singapore Changi Airport (IATA:SIN).

The hotel is providing a special rate for the event: RM 1,100 Nett per person (single occupancy) or RM 780 Nett per person (double occupancy). This package includes four nights of accommmodation (25-28 November); breakfast, lunch and dinner 26-28 November, and breakfast and lunch 29 November. Additional nights with breakfast only may be booked for RM 220 Nett per person (single occupancy) or RM 135 Nett per person (double occupancy). These rates are valid until the end of September. To book accommodation, please contact local organizer Michael Tang <mtang@sdimediagroup.com>; the group rate is not available directly from the hotel.

Similar packages are available for players participating in the Causeway Scrabble Challenge and World Youth Scrabble Championship. For details of these packages, or other information about these events, please contact Michael Tang <mtang@sdimediagroup.com>, who is also organizing these events.