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Pelangi Beach & Spa Resort Langkawi spending RM15 million on guestrooms and ballroom

Pelangi Beach & Spa Resort Langkawi is to use a budget of some RM15 million (US$4 million) to refurbish guestrooms and the resort’s function rooms into a ballroom. The refurbishment for both will commence in early March with the rooms being completed by June 2018 and the ballroom by March 2019.

General Manager, Mr Francois Sigrist said, “Pelangi is one of the most established resorts on Langkawi and enjoys strong support from return customers. It is important that we continually maintain and improve our facilities for our guests. While our guestrooms are very well maintained, we have made the decision to upgrade them to make them more contemporary for our tropical location and to introduce a few new guest facilities in line with worldwide hospitality trends”.

Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
Pelangi Beach Resort 


The rooms will be refurbished with lighter wood tones and fabrics as well as some structural changes to the rooms.

Mr Sigrist continued, “Guest comfort is always our first priority and as the work on the chalets will be staggered we will be able to keep our guests free of any disturbances while having the work done quickly so that we can bring them online as soon as possible. The redevelopment of the ballroom is a bigger project but we are sure we can manage this so as not to inconvenience our guests”.

The redevelopment of the resort’s function rooms into a ballroom is timely as Langkawi is developing into a very popular Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Incentives (MICE) venue and there are increasing demands for mid to large conference facilities on the island.

“While our function rooms have served us well over the past decade or so, the time has come to develop this further”, said Mr Sigrist, “Because we are a tropical island destination we think it is important for those who combine business with pleasure, that there be some connection between the location and the meeting facilities. We are opening up a ballroom so that conference delegates can see their surroundings especially the tropical gardens. As such, one wall will be glassed and the interior design will be very Asian so that delegates have a sense of being in an exotic location while at the same time enjoying air-conditioned comfort with the best audiovisual facilities to maximise the benefits of their meeting”.

Langkawi has always been a favourite destination for those seeking a tropical island paradise and the long beachfront and landscaped gardens at Pelangi Resort make a perfect setting for total relaxation and pampering. With the introduction of increased air services to the island Langkawi is now closer and more accessible than ever before.

The 350 guestroom Pelangi Beach & Spa Resort Langkawi is situated on Pantai Cenang, one of Langkawi’s most scenic beaches. Facilities at the resort include absolute beach frontage, two swimming pools, the popular Teratai Spa by Aspara, several leading restaurants and bars and world class watersport facilities. For a hotel within a hotel, guests can choose to stay in the sea-facing Meritus Club rooms and suites within the resort. The resort is managed by Meritus and owned by Tradewinds.

Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi 


Location Langkawi is the largest of 104 islands situated between the Andaman sea and the straits of malacca. The Pelangi Beach resort is 7kms from the airport within 25 acres of gardens and pools with large beach on the west coast. Rooms The large rooms are fully air-conditioned all with private balconies. The facilities are what you would expect of a deluxe property. The bathrooms have shower and are large with plenty of room for clothes. Restaurant There are a number of restaurants including the spice markets which serves international and local delicacies, the niyom Thai for authentic Thai cuisine. The beach front bbq called tepian centang, and a number of bars/lounges and even a discotheque. General Langkawi is one of Malaysia's top destinations, with a rich interior of rain forest, white beaches and clear water providing both adventure and relaxation.

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