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Thu, 30 November 2023

Dusit Signs First Hotel in Malaysia

(30/11/23)  Dusit, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a management agreement with Gamuda Land, a Malaysian property developer.

Not only will the ASAI Gamuda Cove be Dusit’s first hotel in Malaysia and the first property signed under the group’s expanded ‘ASAI Tropical’ model tailored for properties located in areas of outstanding natural beauty, but it will also be Gamuda Land's first hotel development.

Slated to open in Q1 2026, the 280-key hotel will be located next to the sprawling Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands within the Gamuda Cove development.

Spanning 1,530 acres, Gamuda Cove will include residential and commercial areas that will complement a range of eco-friendly tourism attractions, such as the already operational SplashMania Waterpark and Discovery Park.

The 280-key ASAI Gamuda Cove hotel in Malaysia is scheduled to open in 2026. Click to enlarge.
The 280-key ASAI Gamuda Cove hotel in Malaysia is scheduled to open in 2026

Kuala Lumpur airport is approximately 20 minutes away by car, and the city centre can be reached in just 40 minutes, enhancing the overall accessibility and appeal of the destination.

“To be entrusted with the management of the first hotel within the dynamic Gamuda Cove development truly is an honour, and we are delighted to partner with Gamuda Land to help bring their vision for their first-ever hotel project to life,” said Gilles Cretallaz, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “With its stunning location and sustainable credentials, Gamuda Cove perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the ASAI brand, and we look forward to delivering a unique and unforgettable hotel experience that immerses guests in the diverse cultural tapestry of Malaysia and the natural beauty of the wetlands, all while contributing enduring value to our esteemed partners and the community we serve.”

Like Dusit’s operational inner-city ASAI Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand and Kyoto, Japan, ASAI Tropical hotels will feature compact rooms with plush beds and invigorating showers, complemented by a communal space and locally inspired dining experience.

What sets the model apart from the city hotels is the provision of a broader range of facilities such as, in this case, an infinity pool, more dining venues, expanded event spaces, and a wider variety of room categories, including family-friendly options.

Situated in the southern region of the Gamuda Cove development, ASAI Gamuda Cove will blend seamlessly with the adjacent wetlands and a sprawling 90-acre Wetlands Arboretum, accessible directly from the hotel.

Further highlighting Gamuda Cove’s green credentials, an e-tram network – the first of its kind in Malaysia – will link guests to hotspots within the development, such as Discovery Park, SplashMania Waterpark, and a pedestrian-only commercial hub, helping to limit the use of motorised vehicles.

Eusoffe Chua, Chief Commercial Officer, Gamuda Land, said, “Gamuda Cove is a mindfully planned township development offering exciting eco-friendly tourism activities including adventure and water parks. The masterplan comprises residential and commercial elements, including schools, universities, medical centres, vibrant retail spaces and offices with convenient access to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, and Kuala Lumpur. In our collaboration with Dusit, we are thrilled to align with a strategic partner that shares our unwavering commitment to creating interconnected spaces where everyone can seamlessly integrate their living, working and recreational experiences. The ASAI brand, with its focus on delivering unforgettable local experiences, precisely caters to the evolving needs of today's local and international travellers. We eagerly anticipate a synergistic and enduring partnership as we invite guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of Gamuda Cove.”

Dusit’s property portfolio currently spans 19 countries and comprises 56 hotels operating under Dusit Hotels and Resorts and approximately 240 luxury villas under Elite Havens. More than 60 Dusit Hotels and Resorts are in the pipeline worldwide.

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