Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Langkawi Island Resort Sdn Bhd, an affiliate of PT Rajawali Corporation, announced that Sheraton Perdana Resort will be reflagged as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa as of January 2007. The resort is undergoing a significant upgrade as part of the reflag. Upon completion of the renovation works, the resort will be represented by all distinguished Westin signature amenities and services that Westin guests have come to expect from this luxury brand.
"We are delighted that Langkawi Island Resort Sdn Bhd has selected the Westin flag to grace this stunning resort in Langkawi and know that guests to this superb resort will be well served by Westin's renowned hospitality," said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels. "Our goal for the Westin brand is to provide accommodations that offer a retreat from the rigors of travel in which guests can relax and restore their mind, body and spirit in healthy ways."
Scheduled to open in early 2007, the resort is undergoing major upgrade works to its extensive facilities and will also add 30 hotel villas and a luxury destination spa. All guest rooms and villas will feature Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. The resort which is extremely popular with meeting and incentive planners, will also add an additional 11,000 square feet of meeting space. Langkawi Island Resort Sdn Bhd is also developing luxury residential villas to be sold to private clients. These residential villas will be known as The Westin Residences, Langkawi. Westin Residences are a unique opportunity to be part of the Westin lifestyle, and are designed to be a place where residents can live their best life with all the comforts of home, great design and highly functional space and amenities typical of Westin. Branded residences provide potential owners with the luxury of an upscale development together with the promise of a unique lifestyle through various branded initiatives and products.
The signing of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa heralds the continued expansion of Westin Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa will be the 10th new Westin hotel under development in Asia Pacific, and the second Westin in Malaysia. Other Westins under development can be found in New Delhi, Sohna, Bangalore, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Dhaka. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa will also join Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort as the two Starwood properties in this island destination.
Langkawi is located in the state of Kedah in the northern tip of Malaysia. A duty-free port and an island of scenic, tranquil landscapes, Langkawi has become a favorite destination for local and international visitors alike. Langkawi is about an hour’s flight from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 121 hotels and resorts in 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Meridien® and the recently announced AloftSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com