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Perhentian Marriott Resort opens in Malaysia’s Terengganu

Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa

Marriott Hotels unveils the Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa in Terengganu, Malaysia, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and luxurious hospitality.

PERHENTIAN ISLANDS, MALAYSIA – Marriott Hotels, the namesake brand of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 hotel brands, announced the opening of Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa on the island of Perhentian Kecil in Terengganu, on the East Coast of Malaysia. Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Perhentian Island Marine Park, the opening of Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa marks the flagship brand’s debut in Terengganu. Through the brand’s rich legacy, the new resort invites guests to discover the irresistible charm of a tropical sanctuary that beckons with the unparalleled natural beauty of marine biodiversity, pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a myriad of unforgettable experiences anchored in the captivating heritage and tradition of Malaysian culture.

Located on the northwest coast of Perhentian Kecil Island, the resort is easily accessible by ferry from Kuala Besut Jetty, which is an hour’s drive from the city of Kota Bharu.

We are excited to open the first Marriott Hotel in stunning Terengganu in the East Coast of Malaysia. Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa is an important milestone in our journey of expansion, not only is it the first Marriott Hotel in the beautiful Perhentian islands, but also our first in Terengganu and the East Coast of Malaysia,” said Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President, Malaysia and Indonesia, Marriott International. “We are raising the bar in this part of Malaysia with heartfelt service reflecting the Marriott Hotels’ legacy of wonderful hospitality and sharing elevated experiences with the aim to make Perhentian and Terengganu a must-see destination for domestic and international travelers alike.”

The design of Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa is a beautiful embrace of Malaysia’s unique East Coast, inspired by the beauty of the South China Sea, its coastal forest shoreline and the unique traditions and culture of the area. In line with the island’s status as a marine park and an environmentally sensitive area, the design of the resort is approached with sustainability placing the highest importance on minimizing environmental impact, the use of local building materials and native landscaping. The building designs are intended to create a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors, harmoniously blending sustainable yet poetic spaces. Decorative designs reflect the traditional woven craft of songket with intricate motifs that generate a strong visual contrast against rustic feature walls. Throughout the resort, natural elements such as tree trunks or tree saplings are used for the columns and roof or façade screens and applied in various unique ways, working together to create a serene and welcoming atmosphere for guests.

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the sea, Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa unveils an unparalleled experience of modern elegance and comfort. With 200 deluxe rooms and 17 villas, the resort offers guests breathtaking day and night views of the ocean, promising a stay that is both unforgettable and harmonious with nature. The resort’s architecture honors the natural landscape, ensuring privacy and panoramic views for every guest.

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The Royal Villa, a standout with 120 square meters of luxury including a private pool, epitomizes the resort’s commitment to providing an exclusive getaway. Comfort is paramount, with all accommodations featuring natural tone interiors, plush beds, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

For those seeking to blend relaxation with activity, the resort boasts a 24-hour Fitness Center, a Yoga Deck with mesmerizing sea views, environmentally friendly outdoor pools, and a jacuzzi. The Qi Forest Spa & Wellness offers traditional Malay massages among other treatments, ensuring a journey of rejuvenation.

Adventure awaits with the resort’s Dive Center, providing access to the vibrant underwater life of Terengganu. On land, the Beautiful Terengganu Arts, Crafts & Cultural Centre immerses guests in local culture.

Culinary experiences at Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa delight with locally sourced ingredients. From the all-day dining at Dapur to the coastal cuisine of Sekoci, each meal is an adventure.

With a grand ballroom and flexible function rooms, the resort is also the perfect venue for memorable events and weddings.

We are very excited to welcome guests to Perhentian Kecil, an island within Terengganu’s Marine Park, as rich in natural beauty as it is in local culture and tradition, offering visitors a unique glimpse of Malaysia”, said Anne Busfield, General Manager, Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa. “Our commitment to delivering exceptional service, combined with contemporary locally inspired design, ensures that every guest experiences the true essence of wonderful hospitality.”

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