Destination Resorts & Hotels, a strategic owner and developer of world-class resort destinations will present its portfolio of projects at the Middle East’s leading event for the travel industry; Arabian Travel Market.
On the Tourism Malaysia stand, number AS6420 through to AS6620, DRH will be introducing trade, media and consumers to their developments across Malaysia and celebrating the April opening of their latest project – The Els Club Teluk Datai.
Recently lauded by the minister of tourism and vulture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, as the very heart of Malaysia’s tourism industry, DRH is entrusted by the investment arm of the Malaysian government to enrich the tourism landscape.
Focused on developing sustainable resort destinations, DRH expects to attract international travellers from around the world.
The current key investment portfolio comprises Desaru Coast, the region’s first integrated luxury destination located at Johor’s Desaru coastline, Little Red Cube and Traders Hotel at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour in Nusajaya and Teluk Datai, Langkawi, a luxury eco-tourism destination surrounded by ancient rainforest and breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea.
At ATM 2014, DRH will be celebrating a significant achievement; the birth of the first Els Club in south-east Asia, representing a new benchmark of excellence for golf tourism in the region.
Created by one of the greatest minds in golf business landscape design, an established professional hall of fame golfer and founder of Els Design; Ernie Els partnered with DRH to strategically design and build three Troon managed championship golf courses in Malaysia, the first of which, The Els Club Teluk Datai opens this month.
Ken Kosak, general manager, The Els Club Malaysia, commented on the imminent opening: “The course is looking simply stunning following a successful growing-in period.
“This is one of the most significant launches for South East Asian Golf and we will be striving to set a new standard for luxury in the region.
“We have been offering very limited preview play since December and guests have unanimously praised both the all-round quality of the course and the jaw-dropping setting in which it is located.”
The Els Club Teluk Datai, an 18-hole championship golf course is set in a beautiful island in the northern state of Peninsular Malaysia in Langkawi.
Nestled within a centuries-old rainforest with towering lush tropical foliage, The Els Club Teluk Datai Course offers the finest golfing experience to avid golfers.
It is also located adjacent to the award winning resort, The Datai Langkawi that promises subtle elegance with best-in-class services and amenities providing perfect accommodation for golfers to unwind and relax.
Another two championship golf courses of The Els Club Malaysia will be located in Desaru Coast, the region’s first luxury integrated destination in southern state of Peninsular Malaysia, Johor.
Desaru Coast presents seamless integration of four luxury hotels and resorts complemented with differentiated leisure and entertainment offerings such as water theme parks.
In addition to the golf courses, Desaru Coast will also be home to the Els Residences, exclusive villas resembling Ernie Els’ lifestyle with expansive views of the golf course.
The villas are ideal for golf-holidaymakers as they offer convenient accessibility to the club facilities for a complete premium golf experience.
The facilities will be managed by Troon Golf, the global leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing.
Besides Desaru Coast, DRH has also developed Little Red Cube; an integrated retail lifestyle and family entertainment complex and Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour that are both strategically located at the luxurious waterfront of Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya in Johor.