Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts will add Malaysia to its portfolio during the upcoming summer. The lavish property by the Singapore-based brand will open in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Once complete, the resort will treat its guests to comfort, luxury and attentive services, as an oasis of peace amidst the urban centre.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed a new Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia. Melissa Tang has taken over the role at the luxury resort, after spending the last four years at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in two management roles. Tang brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience and knowledge to the new role.
A new tourism tax has been enforced in Malaysia that will see foreign tourists pay a flat rate per room per night at hotels across the country. The RM10 ($2.30) flat rate will apply to all hotels in the country, from budget to luxury, but it will not be applied to properties with five rooms of less, homestays and village stays. Domestic tourists will be exempt from the tax.
Malaysia is fortunate in having a long coastline with numerous beautiful beaches. The Guardian recently picked ten of the best of the country’s beach resorts for budget travellers. Among the picks are basic wooden chalets with shared baths and comfortable resorts with modern amenities. Whatever your pick, you’re sure to be charmed by the natural beauty of Malaysia.
The St Regis Langkawi Resort in Malaysia has appointed three new "kings of the kitchen". Gaetan Biesuz, Robby Motota, Beno Wicaksana will all combine their culinary talents to create a unique and delicious dining experience for guests who can chose from a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including the Kayu Puti, a specialty restaurant that is perched over the water.
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