The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Renews Mind and Body

Jamie Wetherbe Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the official opening of its first resort in Malaysia. Formerly the Sheraton Perdana Resort, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa opened last month, following a comprehensive renovation and addition of luxury residential villas and extensive state-of-th

By: Jamie Wetherbe

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the official opening of its first resort in Malaysia. Formerly the Sheraton Perdana Resort, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa opened last month, following a comprehensive renovation and addition of luxury residential villas and extensive state-of-the-art meeting facilities.

The opening of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa continues the expansion of Westin’s footprint in Asia Pacific, following the opening of The Westin Beijing, Financial Street in late September. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa joins the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort as the second Starwood property in this Malaysian island destination.

“The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa will set a new standard of hospitality as the first Westin in Malaysia,” said Miguel Ko, president of Starwood Hotels, Asia Pacific. “The tranquility of this idyllic island oasis combined with Westin’s sumptuous accommodations provides an incomparable retreat from the rigors of travel, while facilitating relaxation and restoration of the mind, body and spirit.”

Set on 104 acres of tropical gardens and framed by mountain peaks, The Westin features 202 newly refurbished guestrooms and suites, with 20 Ocean View Pool Villas, boasting panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, woodlands and tropical gardens. All guestrooms offer 42-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels, a DVD player and a surround-sound system. High-speed broadband Internet access is available in the resort’s lobby, guestrooms and in all common areas.

Taste, the new specialty buffet restaurant, offers an extensive menu, while the Breeze lounge features live entertainment from the resident band “De Java’s.” Guests can also dine by starlight while savoring Mediterranean cuisine at Tide, or enjoy a mojito cocktail at Splash, the pool bar.

The property also offers state-of-the-art meeting facilities and seven conference and banquet suites. The Westin Grand Ballroom can accommodate receptions and theater-style conferences for 400 guests and dinner dances for 180 guests.

Guests can also avail themselves of the resort’s water sports, squash, tennis, infinity swimming pool, ocean-front pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Located in Kedah state at the northern tip of Malaysia, Langkawi is a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur.

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