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Famed Anantara Announces Malaysian Debut With The Opening Of A Luxury Resort In Desaru Coast.

The Anantara brand expands into Malaysia with the debut of the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas scheduled to open on 1st of December 2019.

The newly built Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is located on the golden Malaysian shores of Desaru Coast – which spans along a pristine 17-kilometre beachfront stretch facing South China Sea. It is near Iskandar Malaysia and is easily accessible via a 45-minutes drive from Malaysia’s Senai International Airport (JHB) and a two-hour drive from Singapore. Alternatively, the Desaru Coast is also accessible via ferry (followed by a short drive) from Singapore. 

The Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas offers 123 keys comprising of 90 deluxe guest rooms in low-rise buildings that overlooks the gardens, lagoon and ocean; 13 stand-alone luxury one and two bedroom pool villas; and 20 expansive three and four bedroom residences that offers guests utmost privacy with an infinity pool, full kitchen and chef and butler service. 

In keeping with the cultural heritage of Malaysia, the resort’s architectural design resembles traditional Malay buildings and is adorned with indigenous materials and fabrics such as woven textiles; renowned Malaysian wicker elements; and silhouettes of traditional Malay crafts. The luxurious pool villas are located around a lagoon and their design draws heavily from a traditional “kampong” (village) house that is designed to suit the tropical Malaysian climate with floor-to-ceiling windows; slanted carved wooden panels; louvres and vents under the roof; and wide-open doors that allows for natural airflow to cool the interior. The resort is designed by Singaporean architect firm WOW Architects & Warner Wong Design whilst the interiors are designed by Environment Design Consultants from Malaysia.

Resort facilities include the Sea.Fire.Salt, a specialty grill and seafood restaurant with alfresco courtyard and beachside dining; an all-day dining restaurant offering local Malay, Asian and international fare; an observatory bar overlooking the lush resort and ocean; an infinity pool beach bar; and Dining By Design; Anantara’s signature private dining experience in exotic locales.

There are also two swimming pools to offer refreshing freshwater alternatives to the azure ocean, whilst kids and teenagers alike can laze the day away playing the latest high-tech games or partake in cross-cultural educational activities in separate dedicated clubs. There is also the signature Anantara Spa and well-appointed health and fitness centre to offer wellness fanatics and adrenaline junkies a welcome respite to relax or reinvigorate. For social business matters within a luxury destination, the resort offers a conference centre complete with a mid-sized ballroom and meeting rooms.

The Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is nestled amongst other star attractions in the area such as The Els Club Desaru Coast – which comprises of 2 beautifully manicured golf courses that feature 45 holes in total, namely the Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course designed by four-time major champion, Ernie Els; and Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course designed in collaboration with another major champion, Vijay Singh. Also within the vicinity is an adventure waterpark, a waterfront retail village; a conference centre; and other world class hotels and resorts, making Desaru Coast a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia’s most anticipated new tourism developments.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ first venture into Malaysia, is a joint venture between the Bangkok-based international hotel group and its Malaysian partner, Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd. (TAR&H), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Photos: Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

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