Monday, July 09, 2007

Sarawak's First Five-star Beach Resort to open in August

Sarawak’s first five-star beach resort and spa is set to open in Santubong here in August.

The Damai Puri Resort and Spa was originally scheduled to open early this month in time for the Rainforest Worl d Music Festival at the nearby Sarawak Cultural Village.

Big plans: Klug (centre) chatting with Sarawak Tourism Board marketing manager Mary Wan Mering (left) and tourist police unit chief ASP Johnicol Amen in Kuching recently.
“However, due to unforeseen circumstances, including additional work to be done and the ordering of additional materials locally and from overseas, there’s been some delays and we’re now targeting August for our soft opening,” the resort’s general manager Fritz J. Klug said recently.

Formerly the Holiday Inn Resort Damai Lagoon, Damai Puri Resort and Spa is currently undergoing major redevelopment at a cost of RM35mil.

Renovation works started on April 1 after the management of the Sarawak Economic Devel-opment Corporation-owned pr-operty was taken over by Da-mai Puri Hotels and Resorts, a Malaysian company registered in Sarawak, early this year.

“When completed, Kuching will have a five-star resort,” Klug said.

He said the Senja Puri spa village, the first in the state, would be one of the resort’s highlights.

“Built with a Balinese concept, it will have its own reception area, one- and two-bedroom spa villas, massage gazebos, a hydro-pool and other facilities,” he said.

The spa village is scheduled to open in October but treatments will be available following the resort’s soft opening in August.

The completed resort will have 200 guest rooms and suites, a business centre, gym, two swimming pools including an infinity pool and children’s playground.

Dining facilities include a new Malaysian specialty restaurant called Ku, an all-day restaurant serving local and international fare, a pool cafe, a lobby lounge and an indoor/outdoor bar.

Source : STAR
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