Langkawi still a hot choice for investors

V. Sivaji | October 7, 2021 | 0 | Events , Happening Now , News , Special features , Travel , Travel Buzz

Despite the prolonged pandemic, Langkawi still remains as a prime location for investment from leading international hotel chains. 

This is following the anticipated opening of the 310-room Parkroyal Langkawi Resort which is set to open in May 2022.

The property which is located in Pantai Tengah offers the longest stretch of beach front and is also close to the Cenang hub where many restaurants, beach activities and nightlife is located.

It is also a convenient 20-minute drive to the Langkawi International Airport (LIA).

Among the category of rooms they offer are their premium suites with sky-dipping pools and exclusive villas.

Other facilities at the resort include their themed restaurants, beach bar, gym, family lounge, multi-tier swimming pools along with outdoor event spaces.

Also in the pipeline is the Ramada Langkawi which has more than 150 keys and is expected to open in 2023 in the Kuah town area near the Langkawi yacht club.

Other leading hotels brands currently operating in Langkawi are the Westin, St Regis, Ritz Carlton, Datai, Danna, Aloft, Pelangi Resort to name a few.

To dwell deeper on this topic, we contacted Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH Kedah/Perlis) Chapter chairman Eugene Dass for his input and views. 

“Langkawi has always been a popular tourist destination and investment hub for the hospitality and leisure business.

“It could still remain competitive as an investment destination despite the temporary setback due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The government must continue its status of a duty free island and allow for the opening of more international flights to fly in.

“We must bear in mind that we are competing with regional destinations like Bali, Pattaya and Phuket and closer to home, Tioman and Redang,” said Dass.

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