COST-CONSCIOUS travellers heading to Kuala Lumpur can now get special rates at a new hotel in the Malaysian capital's Chinatown. The 110-room Swiss-Inn Kuala Lumpur, managed by Hong Kong-based Swiss-Belhotel Management Limited, will have its grand opening next month, about a week before the Malaysia Fest '94. ''This hotel is mostly for budget travellers and it has three categories of rooms,'' Rachel Phelps, director of sales and marketing said. It has 67 standard, 15 superior and 28 deluxe rooms. Special room rates are being offered to celebrate the opening. Rates vary from a low of M$68 to M$88 (about HK$205 to HK$265). Discounts are also on offer until the end of the year at Kuala Lumpur's Swiss-Garden Hotel, a superior-class property managed by Swiss-Belhotel. The 318-room hotel's accommodation package includes complimentary use of facilities and discounts at the business centre and food and beverage outlets. Swiss-Garden is about two kilometres from Chinatown and has two restaurants, a bar and lobby lounge, function rooms and outdoor pool. Ms Phelps said the Swiss-Inn, an economy-class hotel, would mostly cater for domestic travellers. ''Because of its location in Chinatown, we will be targeting locals. There are a lot of small businesses, banks and commercial enterprises in the area, so we expect a lot of trade. ''But the hotel will also be attractive for overseas travellers because of the rates. ''A lot of Malaysians who come to Kuala Lumpur will probably be staying in this type of hotel, if they don't have friends, families or relatives in the city.'' Ms Phelps said the hotel was ideal for backpackers on a limited budget. Swiss-Inn has two food and beverage outlets serving Asian and Western cuisine and also a lounge. All standard, superior and deluxe rooms have either twin or queen-size beds and include amenities such as IDD, television, toiletries and electronic room locks. The Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts group is planning to open another resort in Sabah. The 333-room Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort, on the beach-front at Pantai Dalit, is expected to open at the end of next year. The low-rise property is being built by Pantai Dalit Beach Resort Sdn Bhd and will be spread over 5.7 hectares. Pantai Dalit is about 60 kilometres north of Kota Kinabalu. The resort has a wide range of recreational facilities, including a pool, tennis courts and a 27-hole golf course. Windsurfing, paddle boating, canoeing, sailing, fishing and scuba diving facilities are also available. It will also have meeting rooms and multi-purpose function rooms. This will be the Shangri-la group's second resort in Sabah, complementing the Tanjung Aru Resort, which is near Kota Kinabalu.