LANGKAWI has a particular allure that sets it aside from other island destinations, in accordance to previous key minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He was sharing his sights on Langkawi at the grand opening of the island’s most recent lodge – Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang.

“Tourists now are incredibly discerning. They want to encounter the regional way of everyday living and they’ll get that by coming in this article,” mentioned Dr Mahathir, who is also Langkawi MP.

He mentioned the island appreciated the expenditure place in by international hospitality gamers as this would convey publicity that would gain Langkawi stakeholders.

Accor Group senior vice-president of operations for Malaysia and Indonesia, Michel Vivier, mentioned that other than Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang, three much more attributes were being set to open up in the nation in the coming months.

“We’re dedicated to producing tourism in Malaysia and participating in a major role in Langkawi.

“We want to give travellers genuine and localised encounters,” stated Vivier throughout the latest start.

Dr Mahathir and his spouse Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali joined lodge director Lower Poh Eng and typical supervisor Jasmine Keh at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Also present had been the hotel’s chief executive officer (CEO) Alfred Very low, fellow directors Tan Hin Giap and Tan Heng Peng as well as Langkawi Enhancement Authority CEO Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib.

Next the start, attendees ended up entertained with a lion dance blessing ceremony and cultural dances right before having lunch at the hotel’s Rice Backyard garden Cafe.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang is just a a few-minute stroll from the island’s most popular seaside and a 10-moment push from Langkawi Worldwide Airport.

There are 164 rooms featuring a “Cast Away” concept that blends nautical design components with contemporary type.

All rooms occur outfitted with a 49-inch wise Tv set and WiFi. Laid out in a block, rooms in the interior ring present views of the landscaped pool region although these on the outer side have sights of the Andaman Sea or the island’s lush hills.

Aside from the all-day dining Rice Yard Cafe, there is also the 99 Islands Lounge and Bar for drinks and satisfy-ups, a very well-outfitted gymnasium and Kids’ Club.

Catering to MICE gatherings, the resort has a 230sq m grand ballroom accommodating up to 200 individuals in theatre seating or 15 spherical tables for banquets. There are also assembly rooms for smaller functions for up to 40 folks.

Keh claimed the lodge, owned by PL Shortly Huat Realty Sdn Bhd, was the remaining part of a 10-12 months challenge that also provided neighbouring Cenang Shopping mall and Cenang Plaza.

“It’s a terrific addition to Langkawi. Mercure derives its name from the Roman god of travellers and commerce, and we consider pleasure in providing heat and personalised assistance,” she extra.

Company can choose gain of Accor Reside Limitless (ALL), the group’s life style loyalty programme that offers one of a kind rewards.

Unique opening rates begin from RM448nett for each night time inclusive of breakfast for two, legitimate for stays from now until eventually June 30 this 12 months.

To book, log on to www.all.accor.com, call 04-952 5888 or e mail [email protected]