Curio collection by Hilton to debut in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has signed a 15-year management agreement with Inspirasi Langkawi Sdn. Bhd. (ILSB) to build The Nautilus Resort in Langkawi.
Targeted to launch in 2023, The Nautilus Resort - a 250-room hotel, is set to be the first property under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in Malaysia, and Hilton’s first property on Langkawi.
The resort will join the hospitality company’s established portfolio of hotels in Malaysia where it currently operates 11 properties across three brands.
ILSB chief executive officer Naina Mohamed Sultan Abdul Kadir said Hilton has a stellar reputation across the industry in delivering solid performance and as a company their values are very aligned with ILSB.
“We are delighted to be partnering with them to launch our first internationally-branded resort in Langkawi.
'With the strength of Hilton’s commercial engine and the commitment of their team to deliver great guest experiences in their hotels, we have every reason to believe The Nautilus Resort will be very well received by visitors at this stunning tropical paradise,' he said.
Since its launch in 2014, Curio Collection by Hilton has piqued interest in the international development community for its diverse portfolio of handpicked hotels.
Curio Collection by Hilton global head Jenna Hackett said with Langkawi boasting South East Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark and its reputation as the ultimate island escape, the hotel brand is confident The Nautilus Resort will be a great addition to this popular leisure destination as well as to its collection of unique hotels and resorts.
Visitors to The Nautilus Resort can enjoy a short commute, whether they are travelling by air or sea as the resort is located just nine kilometres from Langkawi International Airport and five kilometres from the island’s Star Cruises Jetty.
The resort will boast stunning, unobstructed views of the Straits of Malacca, with its prime location in the center of famous beach town Cenang Beach, south of the island and in close proximity to a number of attractions, bars and restaurants.
Guests will enjoy direct access to the sea, complete with clear waters and a white sandy beach.
Upon opening, The Nautilus Resort will feature three food and beverage outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant and a rooftop bar.
Young travellers can spend their days in the kids’ club, while the adults relax in the pool or work out in the fitness center.
The property will also offer an events space spanning approximately 680 square meters and a ballroom of approximately 350 square meters.
Hilton senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia Guy Phillips said the hotel chain are always on the look-out for the right opportunity to expand footprint across the region with the right partners.
'The island of Langkawi needs no introduction as it consistently ranks amongst the most popular resort destinations in South East Asia and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Inspirasi Langkawi to bring to life a brand new, unique Curio Collection property in the heart of Cenang Beach.
'We are confident the resort will be top of mind for international and domestic travellers to Langkawi when it opens in 2023,' he said.
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