Fourth PARKROYAL in Malaysia to open in Langkawi

Scheduled to open in 2017, PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort joins three other PARKROYAL properties in Kuala Lumpur and Penang to further strengthen the brand in Malaysia.

Singapore, 15 May 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Gagasan Langkawi Sdn. Bhd to open the 262-room PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort in 2017.

An archipelago of some 100 islands off the west coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is one of the country’s best-known and most popular beach destinations – blending historical attractions, great cuisine, excellent diving opportunities with buzzing nightlife. For its stunning geological parks and landscapes, Langkawi has also been awarded the UNESCO World Geopark status. The island saw over three million tourist arrivals in 20131 and is expected to hit the four-million mark this year.

Featuring 253 rooms and nine villas, PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort will enjoy a prime beachfront location at Pantai Tengah Beach, the longest and most popular stretch of beach in Langkawi, and lie adjacent to a retail and dining complex.

Within the resort, guests will be able to indulge in its extensive range of facilities including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, beach bar, spa, gymnasium, family lounge, ballroom, meeting rooms and outdoor swimming pools.

In Malaysia, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages three other PARKROYAL properties – namely PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur and PARKROYAL Penang Resort.

“Already home to three award-winning PARKROYAL properties, Malaysia has been earmarked as one of the Group’s key growth markets within Asia Pacific. Thus, we are delighted to be able to extend the PARKROYAL footprint to yet another prime travel destination in the country,” says Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“With its strategic location and menu of unique customer offerings, PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort is well poised to uphold the PARKROYAL promise to be “Your Trusted Local Companion”, connecting guests to the many authentic cultural, dining and entertainment experiences that the beautiful island of Langkawi has to offer.”

The signing for PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort comes at the heels of Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s recent announcement of its rapid expansion across Asia Pacific. Over the next three years, the Group plans to open four more PARKROYAL hotels as well as three “Pan Pacific” hotels in Australia, China, Indonesia and Myanmar.

1Source: Langkawi Development Authority’s Tourist Statistic, http://www.lada.gov.my/v2/en/information/tourist-statistic.html

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