Curio Collection to build first Malaysian hotel

Malaysia: The Hilton brand Curio Collection is set to debut in Malaysia, signing a 15-year management agreement with Inspirasi Langkawi.

The group will build and manage the Nautilus Resort, a 250-room resort on the Malaysian island of Langkawi.

Inspirasi Langkawi CEO Naina Mohamed bin Sultan Abdul Kadir said: “With the strength of Hilton’s commercial engine and the commitment of their team to deliver great guest experiences in their hotels, we have every reason to believe The Nautilus Resort will be very well received by visitors to this stunning tropical paradise.”

With a planned launch date in 2023, this is the Curio Collection’s first property in Malaysia, and Hilton’s first property on Langkawi. It joins eleven other Hilton properties in the country, across three of its various brands.

Visitors to the Nautilus will enjoy a short commute to the rest of the country, as the resort is located five kilometres from the Star Cruises Jetty and nine kilometres from the airport.

Curio Collection global head Jenna Hackett said: “From urban landmarks to beautiful beach resorts, each Curio Collection property is a one-of-a-kind discovery and an integral part of its destination. With Langkawi boasting South East Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark and its reputation as the ultimate island escape, we are confident The Nautilus Resort will be a great addition to this popular leisure destination as well as to our collection of unique hotels and resorts.”

Hilton is not alone in investing in Malaysia – Marriott announced three new hotels in the country last week.

Visitors can enjoy clear, unobstructed views of the straits of Malacca, as well as white sand beaches and clear waters. It is also in close proximity to Cenang beach, a famous beach town with attractions, bars and restaurants.

The resort will feature three food and beverage outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant and a rooftop bar. Amenities include fitness facilities, a kids club, pool facilities and a 350 square metre events room.

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