HONG KONG -
Club Med plans to open its first green resort near Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia's
Sabah state late 2022.
all-inclusive Club Med resort on Borneo’s north coast will be located between
rainforest and beach at Kuala Penyu, 90-minutes' drive from Kota Kinabalu
Club Med is
collaborating with owners Golden Sands Beach Resort City Sdn Bhd (GSBR) to
create the brand's first large-scale sustainably-built BREEAM-certified beach
resort in Asia-Pacific.
The resort will have 400 rooms, including 40 luxury
suites for the 5- Trident Exclusive Collection space. Other facilities include:
- An all-day buffet restaurant as well a
"Gourmet Lounge", an a
la carte specialty restaurant that is included in Club Med's
- Free-flow bar with integrated entertainment space
showcasing Club Med's signature circus and musical shows as well as a pool
bar dedicated to the Exclusive Collection Space.
- Children's Club facilities and dedicated
services for kids of all ages (from 4 months to 17 years old)
- Full range of Club Med facilities, including
up to 30 types of land and water sports activities, and excursions to
discover Kota Kinabalu and Sabah.
Club Med spirit has always been to create new resorts that seamlessly blend
into naturally beautiful locations and become discoverable bucket list
destinations in their own right," said Henri Giscard d'Estaing, president
of Club Med.
in Kuala Penyu allows us to showcase Sabah's beautiful surroundings in a
relatively undiscovered part of the world. This will be our second resort in
Malaysia in a destination that is seeing increased airlift and interest from
travellers across globe including China, Korea, South-east Asia and
owning company of the upcoming resort, is a Sabah-based company with extensive
business experience in Malaysia and abroad with specific focus on hospitality
and property developments in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur.