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Desaru Coast unveils latest developments, partnerships and event calendar at ITB Asia 2018

Author: Tatiana Rokou / Date: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:11

Malaysia’s latest development increases tourism receipts through globally renowned hotels and resorts, and an eclectic line-up of lifestyle and sports events.

Singapore - Malaysia’s premium integrated resort, Desaru Coast will be introducing its latest developments at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Asia 2018 from 17-19 October at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. With ITB Asia set to receive nearly 1,000 approved regional Asia-Pacific buyers, Desaru Coast will be presenting its new additions, upcoming partnerships and curated events to delight intermediaries in the business of corporate and leisure travels.

ITB Asia is Asia’s leading travel trade show and we are proud to be present to promote Desaru Coast as an international tourist destination. As we unveil Desaru Coast in phases, Desaru Coast will also be hosting several international events such as the MMI Savour Gourmet Festival and the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) Asia-Pacific Hydrofoil Series. We look forward to introducing our exclusive brands and premium facilities for business and leisure buyers who are looking to visit and experience Southeast Asia’s one-stop destination,” said Roslina Arbak, chief executive officer of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd (DH1).

Facilities and attractions currently available at Desaru Coast

Internationally renowned Hard Rock International launched the Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast on 24 September, marking its first ever Hard Rock Hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The 365-room hotel is also home to the largest Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club in the region, delivering only the purest experience of this iconic brand. In addition to its stylish accommodations and entertainment options, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast also boasts over 240sqm of indoor event space and an outdoor venue to host 150 guests.

Desaru Coast’s anchor attraction, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark celebrated its soft opening end of July 2018. Set against the backdrop of a Malaysian fishing village with five zones of about 20 wet and dry slides and rides to explore, visitors can look forward to an experience of a lifetime, including one of the largest wave pools in the world and the first water coaster in the region.

Easily accessible through the land, air, and sea, Desaru Coast has successfully seen the opening of The Els Club Desaru Coast, with the Ocean Course in September 2016 and the Valley Course in March 2017, designed by 4-time Major Champion Ernie Els and his long-standing friend, Vijay Singh.

Desaru Coast Riverside, a stunning 23-acre water-front landscaped retail and lifestyle village located in the heart of the destination held its soft opening in June 2018 offering a wide range of upscale retail, restaurants, cafes and entertainment outlets.

What can be expected in the next phases

Set to open in Q4 this year, the Desaru Coast Conference Centre is a fully-equipped multi-purpose venue with a banquet area and exhibition space that can host up to 1,000 participants in meeting and breakout rooms, VIP lounges, a pre-function area, and courtyard to cater to corporate functions, meetings, exhibitions and entertainment events like no other.

Other upcoming developments expected to open in phases are globally renowned hotels and resorts namely The Westin Desaru Coast Resort with 5-star facilities and an adjoining conference centre, the region’s first luxury resort, One&Only Desaru Coast, a 128-acre beachfront development offering the ultimate bespoke lifestyle experience for the discerning, and the luxury family-oriented Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villa.

Visitors can find out more about the latest updates and promotions on Desaru Coast’s offerings at booth C14.


Tatiana Rokou


Tatiana is the news co-ordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (, and Her role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.