Hotels‘Key gateway’ Damai Laut to see Double Tree Resort in 2020.

Hilton targets potential of Malaysia’s secondary destinations

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Signing off, Guy Phillips, senior vice president, Asia & Australasia, Hilton, and Ong Ju Yan, group managing director of OSK Holdings Berhad, partners in the DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort.

Opening in 2020, the 291-room resort will offer unobstructed views of the Strait of Malacca and Pangkor Island.

Hilton is launching its DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Damai Laut, Malaysia, through a conversion of the existing Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut.

“We recognise the immense tourism potential in Malaysia, which is one of our key growth markets here in South-east Asia. Secondary and tertiary destinations within the country such as Damai Laut are opening up to tourism even more,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, Asia & Australasia, Hilton.

Opening in 2020, the 291-room resort will offer unobstructed views of the Strait of Malacca and Pangkor Island.

“Damai Laut is one of the key gateways to the beautiful surrounding islands including Pangkor Island and Marina Island,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

“As a coastal town with rich historical heritage, Damai Laut has huge potential to be the next resort destination of choice for domestic travellers.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort will be located within 425 acres of greenery, featuring an 18-hole golf course, and close to the only turtle sanctuary of the west coast.

Rooms will be a mix of garden and sea views. There will be five dining outlets, a mini water park and meetings and events facilities, including a 1,860-square metre event space, and an 885-square metre ballroom.


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