Friday, March 09, 2007

Tiara Beach Resort Draws in the Crowd

Despite being a relatively new resort in the renowned tourist destination of Port Dickson in Negri Sembilan, Tiara Beach Resort has created a niche market for itself.

Since its low-key opening about two years ago, about 800,000 people have stayed at the resort.

Resort general manager Kelvin Cheong said it started operations with around 500 units initially before gradually expanding to 980 and the present 1,320 units including studio, family and premier suites.

Great place: A lovely view of Tiara Beach Resort in Port Dickson.
“In conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2007, we hope to have the arrival of the first millionth guest.

“I believe this can be a reality with the co-operation among the tourism authorities, travel agencies and resort staff,” he said in an interview.

Cheong said the resort has added another feather to its cap recently.

“We have been judged the ‘Best Family Holiday Destination 2006’ by Libur/Traverama travel magazines last year,” he said, adding that the management was constantly looking at ways to upgrade and enhance facilities and programmes to cater to guests.

For example, Cheong said, during the Chinese New Year celebrations, the resort organised a yee sang dinner with cultural and acrobatic show.

“We noticed that not just the Chinese enjoy the acrobatic acts brought in from the mainland but other communities too were equally and enthralled.

Imaginative: Certainly an unusual way to present the food during a function at the resort .
“Another highlight were lion dance performances by 10 renowned lion dance teams from Seremban.”

Cheong said the resort would continue to uphold safety and security.

“We have a dozen lifeguards and staff to keep watch on guests at pool areas.”

Cheong said the main thrust has been to make the resort a clean, safe and fun vacation spot.

Clowns and the dancers entertaining guests by the swimming pool
This, he added, was made possible with a waterfall swimming pool five times the size of an Olympic-sized pool, interactive structures with theme park amenities for adults and children, dubbed the Water Park Paradise.

The resort also boasts the country’s largest man-made beach and Port Dickson’s largest MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) venue.

Other recreational facilities include kids’ snorkelling and sand-castle areas, toddler pool, inflatable float balloons and slides, slip and slide water cascades, jacuzzi and sauna, water and beach volleyball, in addition to an outdoor theatre and children’s play centre, games room, gymnasium, biking and team-building activities.

To cater to differing tastebuds, the resort have five outlets - Beach Cafe, Terrace Cafe, Tiara Bistro & Cafe, Ice Cream Hub and Anna Thai restaurant.

On duty: A hotel worker helping guests near the children’s pool.
The bistro features live performances by a resident band and its specialty – honey-coated chicken wings.

For more information, contact the front desk at 06-662 8888 or visit its homepage at

Source : STAR
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