HotelsThis cool, new sanctuary in Genting Highlands offers relaxation, myriad activities and a wide range of tasty culinary choices

5 Top Reasons to Book Genting Highland’s newest resort

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Enjoy infinite nature views while having a warm soak in the pool.
Enjoy infinite nature views while having a warm soak in the pool. Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen

For equatorial dwellers, the thought of a chilly swim in the open may be more unappealing than relaxing. Fret not. Here, the hotel thoughtfully offers an indoor heated infinity pool on the rooftop – the only one you’ll find in the vicinity – along with a children’s pool that can be enjoyed whether it is hot and sunny or cold and wet outside. Best part?

With its reputation as a casino hub and theme park wonderland, Genting Highlands may not be at the top of your list when you are considering a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. But don’t strike it off just yet. New kid on the block, Best Western Premier Ion Delemen, offers plenty of reasons to make a trip and here’s why:

1. Cool comforts; Serene surroundings 

Escape into mountain views and comfortable sweater weather
Escape into mountain views and comfortable sweater weather Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


One of the best things that people enjoy about Genting Highlands is its cool temperature, which hovers between 15 and 19 degrees. Nestled in the Titiwangsa Mountain Range, Best Western Premier Ion Delemen offers the crisp mountain air in spades. One of the world’s oldest rainforest, Titiwangsa Mountains is also home to a diverse species of flora and fauna – try spotting some of them while you are here. 

2. Spacious serviced apartments with breathtaking views

Room with uninterrupted mountain views
Room with uninterrupted mountain views Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


Each of the hotel’s 246 rooms is well-appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant marble flooring and contemporary aesthetics that meld with ancient Feng Shui elements – think water, earth, wood, metal and fire. Ranging from 25 to 160 square metres, the rooms and suites cater to different traveller needs.

Bring the whole family on holiday to stay in a suite with adjoining rooms
Bring the whole family on holiday to stay in a suite with adjoining rooms Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


Large families or friends travelling together no longer have to book separate rooms and instead, can select two- or three-bedroom suites that come with a capacious living room, separate dining area and a kitchenette. Useful facilities include a working desk, coffee and tea-making facilities and a 42-inch high-definition LCD television programmed with satellite channels. 

3. The only indoor heated pool in the area
For equatorial dwellers, the thought of a chilly swim in the open may be more unappealing than relaxing. Fret not. Here, the hotel thoughtfully offers an indoor heated infinity pool on the rooftop – the only one you’ll find in the vicinity – along with a children’s pool that can be enjoyed whether it is hot and sunny or cold and wet outside. Best part?

A splashing good time for the kids
A splashing good time for the kids Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


They are chlorine-free and instead utilise salt-water, which is said to be gentler on the eyes and skin. 

4. Tantalising culinary options

Tuck into a wide spread of food offerings
Tuck into a wide spread of food offerings Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


What’s a vacation without plenty of delicious nosh at your fingertips? Even if you are reluctant to head out, there is a plethora of dining choices at the six food and beverage outlets. For a quick bite, head to Beanz Café, which serves a light but appetising selection of deli items, pastries and desserts for dine-in and takeaway. 

Make it a memorable date at Hugo’s In the Sky
Make it a memorable date at Hugo’s In the Sky Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


Parents who are able to steal time away from their tykes can rendezvous at the romantic Hugo’s In the Sky, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a hearty selection of authentic Mediterranean dishes such as premium grade beef, lamb and grilled seafood. 

Can’t choose? Go for a buffet spread instead.
Can’t choose? Go for a buffet spread instead. Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


Alternatively, Kembali Kitchen serves up a modern twist on traditional and international dishes for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Oasis Pool Bar is a great spot to chill over specialty cocktails. 

5. Activities for the whole family

Make it a family fitness routine
Make it a family fitness routine Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen

Fitness buffs can keep up with their routines at the 24/7 fitness centre, which is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, including treadmills, free weights and exercise bikes.

Zip through the mountain breeze with various adventure activity offerings
Zip through the mountain breeze with various adventure activity offerings Photo Credit: Best Western Premier Ion Delemen


For more heart-pumping action, experience an exhilarating aerial zipline and challenge course, which is available daily from RM30 nett (US$7.00) per person (reservations necessary).
And if you really need to get away from the resort (we can’t imagine why), the complimentary shuttle can take you to the casino located less than 4km away. Other attractions located a couple of minutes away include Genting Theme Park, Genting Premium Outlet and Lavender Farm.

This article is brought to you by Best Western Premier Ion Delemen.


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