Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin in the presence of the Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Ir Tan Chee Kian, Managing Director at iKHASAS Group and other distinguished guests.

Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin in the presence of the Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Ir Tan Chee Kian, Managing Director at iKHASAS Group and other distinguished guests.

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Terengganu Welcomes Marriott Resort Perhentian, the First 5-Star International Resort on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

The eco-friendly resort aims to boost tourism in Terengganu with its luxury services and commitment to sustainability.

The eco-friendly resort aims to boost tourism in Terengganu with its luxury services and commitment to sustainability.

PULAU PERHENTIAN, 30 May 2024 – In a landmark event for Malaysia’s tourism industry, His Royal Highness Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, officially inaugurated the Marriott Resort Perhentian, the first 5-star international resort on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The ceremony marked a significant milestone in the region’s hospitality sector.

Accompanied by the Sultanah of Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah, and YAM Tengku Puteri Daulath Raja Dato Seri Fatimatuz Zahra’, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin graced the grand opening of the resort.

His Royal Highness Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, officially inaugurated the Marriott Resort Perhentian
His Royal Highness Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, officially inaugurated the Marriott Resort Perhentian.

The event also saw the presence of the Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Menteri Besar of Terengganu, Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, and other distinguished guests, including state officials and industry leaders.

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Marriott Resort Perhentian, developed by iKHASAS Land, a subsidiary of iKHASAS Group, boasts 200 deluxe rooms and 17 villas, each designed to offer an exceptional blend of luxury and comfort. The resort features world-class amenities such as gourmet dining options, a state-of-the-art spa, and various recreational facilities, all crafted to provide an unparalleled holiday experience.

Anne Busfield, General Manager of Marriott Resort Perhentian, expressed her pride in hosting the royal inauguration. “We are extremely honoured to welcome His Royal Highness Sultan of Terengganu and his distinguished guests. As the first Marriott Hotel in Terengganu, we are committed to mirroring the natural beauty of this special corner of Malaysia with our brand’s rich legacy of heartfelt service and exceptional hospitality.”

The resort emphasises sustainability, employing local building materials and native landscaping to minimise environmental impact. This commitment to eco-friendly practices is evident in the design, which harmoniously blends with the natural environment of Pulau Perhentian, a renowned marine park.

Ir Tan Chee Kian, Managing Director at iKHASAS Group, highlighted the resort’s potential to boost the state’s tourism industry. “The presence of the Marriott brand on Perhentian Island will have a significant influence throughout the state, especially on the eastern coast. Our vision respects the beautiful natural environment while providing a luxury experience that meets international standards,” he stated.

Marriott Resort Perhentian offers a plethora of activities and facilities for guests of all ages. These include a 24-hour Fitness Centre, a Yoga Deck with stunning sea views, three outdoor pools, a dedicated dive centre, and the Qi Forest Spa & Wellness, which offers traditional Malay massage treatments.

A notable feature of the resort is the YBD Coral Discovery Centre, an initiative supported by Sultanah Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah. The centre is dedicated to preserving and restoring coral reef ecosystems, contributing to marine diversity and serving as a hub for research, education, and conservation efforts.

The resort also provides diverse dining experiences, with restaurants like Dapur offering local and international cuisine; and Sekoci providing an alfresco dining experience. The Greatroom bar and lounge further enhance the culinary adventure with expertly crafted cocktails and picturesque views of the South China Sea. Marriott Resort Perhentian is poised to become a premier destination for luxury travellers worldwide, offering top-tier amenities and a commitment to environmental sustainability and cultural preservation. The grand opening sets a new benchmark for luxury and elegance in the region, significantly boosting local tourism and international recognition.

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