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Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Pangkor Laut and Spa Village launched as international luxury resort and spa brands at The World, Dubai


 
Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort, Residence & Spa Village, a luxury multi-module resort property being developed on The World, Dubai, was unveiled at a sumptuous gala dinner reception, held at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina this month.

Over 300 people attended the champagne and caviar event, as the luxury resort, modeled after world-renowned Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia, was unveiled to potential investors and the media.

The award-winning Pangkor Laut Resort is managed by YTL Hotels, who have been invited to bring their unique, world-class brand of luxury hospitality to the resort property being developed here in Dubai by licensing the brand name Pangkor Laut to the project and by being appointed as the sole hotel operator to manage and service the 7-star facilities that will be available at Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort, Residence & Spa Village at The World, Dubai.

In addition, YTL Hotels have also licensed their own spa brand name Spa Village for the spa facility of the project, and have similarly been appointed to set up and manage the five-star spa in the Dubai property.

'My associates and I are indeed very honoured to be here to witness this special launch….and very proud to be part of the project team to deliver service excellence to future guests and residents of Pangkor Laut Luxury Residence at The World' said Mr Eric Eoon, Executive Director, Business Development in his opening remarks for the evening. He represented YTL Hotels at the launch event in Dubai, with fellow colleagues Mr Carl Kono, Executive Vice President Operations, YTL Hotels, Mr Jeffrey Mong, Resort Manager, Pangkor Laut Resort, Ms Chik Lai Ping, Spa Division Manager, YTL Hotels and Ms Ming Lee, Marketing Communications Director, YTL Hotels.

City-D Investments Ltd, known for its luxury projects in CIS countries has teamed up with some of the world's renowned companies to develop the Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort, Residence & Spa Village, on Nakheel's prestigious development, The World, located four kilometres off Dubai's luxurious Jumeirah coastline.

Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort, Residence & Spa Village, is built over a 1,600,000 square foot island plot in the heart of The World, and will offer a unique lifestyle package combining luxurious villas, townhouses and apartments; a mouthwatering range of restaurants, leisure facilities and exclusive retail outlets. The resort and spa offers an array of treatments within an environment of total indulgence. It is all set against the backdrop of Dubai's magnificent coastline.

The Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort will offer 120 deluxe guest rooms, 20 fully equipped luxury beachfront villas, shopping gallery, aqua park and an underwater nightclub – a first for Dubai.

The residential component, Pangkor Laut Luxury Residence & Spa Village, was designed to offer an experience of the most luxurious waterfront lifestyle possible. It will offer 92 fully furnished & equipped apartments, 27 attached 3-bedroom villas each with a private swimming pool, 34 independent luxury villas with private marinas, community centre, and Spa Village. Each will be furnished with world famous, branded interior products and fully serviced at the highest levels.

Designed by architect and engineering firm, Agostine and Raphael Group, the resort development will bring together some of the best names in resort conception, fit-out and design, including Bang & Olufsen, Bagnaresi and ABB. All transportation needs will be served by Majesty Yachts.

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad said, 'I am very pleased that following our success of launching the Starhill Gallery in Dubai, we have attracted many investors to invest with our other brands. I am particularly pleased that Pangkor Laut Resort in Dubai is now firmly established. We look forward to expanding this brand globally.'


About The World, Dubai
Located off the coast of Dubai's most desirable address, and created by Nakheel, Dubai's premier developer, The World is quickly evolving into a one-of-a-kind destination and investment opportunity. The World Islands is made up of 300 islands, each representing a country, ranging in size from 150,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet. Many of the larger, more expensive islands will eventually be resorts, though many of the islands will belong to private residents. The World Islands are located 4 kilometers off the shore of Jumeirah, close to the Palm Jumeirah, between Burj Al Arab and Port Rashid.

About YTL Hotels
YTL Hotels owns and manages a stellar collection of internationally renowned and award-winning resorts and hotels throughout Malaysia and more recently in Bali. YTL Hotels' philosophy is that it does not simply build, own or operate resorts and hotels, but rather designs special and differentiated experiences for its guests. Each of these experiences is created on the fundamental promise of quality, luxury, authenticity and service.

The company continues to expand aggressively, taking its expertise and experience overseas with an eye on forging successful partnerships to develop unique, world-class properties in emerging markets around the world.



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