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Hilton set to enter Malaysia’s Damai Laut town with DoubleTree

Jul 01. 2019
Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort
Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort
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Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality groups, announced recently that it was converting Swiss-Garden Beach Resort in Malaysia’s Damai Laut into DoubleTree by Hilton.

Set to open next year, the 291-room DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort will offer unobstructed views of the Strait of Malacca and Pangkor Island. 

“Damai Laut is one of the key gateways to beautiful surrounding islands, including Pangkor and Marina islands. As a coastal town with a rich historical heritage, Damai Laut has a huge potential to be the next resort destination of choice for domestic travellers. We are confident that the entry of Hilton in this location will propel demand as we expand our iconic Hilton hospitality to guests in the region,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global chief for DoubleTree.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hilton this year, we are excited to continue expanding our presence in Malaysia by giving more guests the opportunity to experience our comfortable spaces and warm service, all starting with our signature welcome.”

The DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort will be located within 425 of lush surroundings, featuring an 18-hole award-winning golf course with direct access to the beachfront. Strategically located along the southern reaches of Malaysia’s coastal town of Lumut, the resort will be located near the only turtle sanctuary of the west coast. 

“We recognise the immense tourism potential in Malaysia, which is one of our key growth markets here in Southeast Asia. Secondary and tertiary destinations in the country, such as Damai Laut, are opening up to tourists even more and we are keen to continue expanding our footprint and portfolio of brands across both gateways and secondary cities in the market by working with the right partners,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president for Hilton’s Asia and Australasia markets. 

“We are delighted to partner with OSK Holdings Berhad to introduce DoubleTree by Hilton as the first internationally-branded resort in Damai Laut,” Phillips added. 

The new property will offer 291 guest rooms with a mix of garden and sea views and features five dining outlets, including an all-day-dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant and a beach restaurant. Guests can enjoy a mini water park and the 18-hole golf course at the resort, which will also feature meetings and events facilities, including a 1,860-square metre event space and an 885sqm ballroom.

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