Hilton to Enter Damai Laut with Debut of DoubleTree by Hilton Brand
Management agreement signed with OSK Holdings Berhad will mark the entry of the first internationally branded resort in Damai Laut
DAMAI LAUT, Malaysia - Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has announced the upcoming entry of its DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Damai Laut, Malaysia, through a conversion of the existing Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut. Set to open in 2020, the 291-room DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort will be the first internationally branded resort managed by Hilton in Damai Laut, offering unobstructed views of the Strait of Malacca and Pangkor Island.
“Damai Laut is one of the key gateways to the beautiful surrounding islands including Pangkor Island and Marina Island. As a coastal town with rich historical heritage, Damai Laut has huge potential to be the next resort destination of choice for domestic travelers. We are confident the entry of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to the location will help propel demand as we deliver our iconic DoubleTree by Hilton hospitality to guests in this region,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of DoubleTree by Hilton this year, we are excited to continue expanding our presence in Malaysia and giving more guests the opportunity to experience our comfortable spaces and warm service, all starting with our signature welcome.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort will be located within 425 acres of lush greenery, featuring an 18-hole award-winning golf course with direct access to the beachfront. Strategically located along the southern reaches of Lumut, the resort will be situated near the only turtle sanctuary of the west coast.
“We recognize the immense tourism potential in Malaysia, which is one of our key growth markets here in South East Asia. Secondary and tertiary destinations within the country such as Damai Laut are opening up to tourism even more and we are keen to continue expanding our footprint and portfolio of brands across both gateway and secondary cities in the market by working with the right partners,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “We are delighted to partner with OSK Holdings Berhad to introduce DoubleTree by Hilton to the market as the first internationally-branded resort in Damai Laut.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort will offer 291 guest rooms with a mix of garden and sea views and feature five dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a beach restaurant. Guests traveling for leisure can enjoy a mini water park and an 18-hole golf course located at the resort, which will also feature meetings and events facilities including a 1,860 square meter event space and an 885 square meter ballroom.
“Hilton has long been recognized as a leading player in the travel and tourism industry, with their unwavering commitment to innovation and collaboration and we are delighted to be partnering with them as we are confident they will drive performance for the property. We look forward to working closely with them to bring the DoubleTree by Hilton brand into Damai Laut for the first time and setting new benchmarks of service excellence with the iconic Hilton brand,” said Ong Ju Yan, group managing director of OSK Holdings Berhad.
In Malaysia, Hilton currently operates 11 properties across three key brands – Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn. Over the next three to five years, the company is targeting to open seven hotels in its pipeline, including four hotels under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand as well as the introduction of two new brands in the market, luxury brand Conrad Hotels & Resorts and lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. Read more about DoubleTree by Hilton at www.hilton.com/en/doubletree/ and newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
OSK Holdings Berhad (“OSKH”) is a conglomerate with diversified business interests in Property Development and Investment, Financial Services, Construction, Industries and Hospitality. As at 31 March 2019, OSKH has shareholders' funds of RM4.72 billion and total assets of RM7.94 billion. We have over 2,000 employees with business operations in Malaysia, Vietnam and Australia. For more information, please visit our website www.oskgroup.com.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 565 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos