The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, has opened today on the Malaysian island.
Set in a tranquil private bay, the resort is surrounded by an ancient jungle, while its beachfront is sheltered by trees and gently lapped by the Andaman Sea.
Designed to reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the nearby traditional villages – which are known as Kampongs – The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi incorporates influences from local culture, creating a uniquely luxurious retreat with an authentic touch.
“We are thrilled to be introducing The Ritz-Carlton to Langkawi.
“This exciting opening marks our first resort destination in Malaysia, and the second property in the country following The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur,” said Hervé Humler, president, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“With spectacular coastal views, lush rainforests and a blend of cultures, Langkawi offers stunning natural beauty with a fascinating story.
“The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi provides guests with the opportunity to experience the wonders of this unique island for themselves.”
Designed by Philippe Villeroux of Kuala Lumpur-based Tropical Area Architects, the resort has been carefully created to fully immerse travellers in the island’s natural ecosystem and local culture.
Spacious interiors in the 70 guest rooms, 15 suites and 29 villas are framed by delicate references to Malay architecture, which can be seen in the intricately-designed features, large windows and gabled roofs.
The rooms vertical lines fully integrate the living spaces into the surrounding jungle, while elegant overwater villas offer panoramic views of the sea, complete with magnificent Langkawi sunsets.
The resort is home to four distinct dining venues, each overlooking the glistening Andaman Sea offering striking views from sunrise to sunset.
From the blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine in Langkawi Kitchen, to western favourites in the Beach Grill, and Chinese seafood in Hai Yan, there are options to delight the palates of all.