Desaru Devt To Launch Two Hotels At Desaru Coast Mid-Year

Last update: 14/02/2018

Aerial view of Desaru Coast Riverside
By Suriani Razali

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd, the master developer of the mammoth Desaru Coast project in Johor, will launch two hotels at the hub by middle of the year.

Speaking at the Desaru Coast Media luncheon here, its Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Zainal Ashikin Muhammad Rejab said the first project, the Westin Desaru Coast Resort, will be operated by Marriot International.

The 275-room key-star resort to be located in the hub of Desaru Coast, features an adjoining conference centre with upscale full-service facilities.

The second project, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, to be located adjacent to Desaru Coast Adventure Water Park, is a 365-room key hotel which promises unique Hard Rock "Rock Star" treatment for both holiday makers and business travellers.

Chief Executive Officer of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd

The new water park, which is the largest in Malaysia and one of the world's biggest waterparks, can accommodate more than 12,000 visitors at one time. It features 20 different slides and a unique mix of wet and dry rides offering something for everyone.


Set against the backdrop of a Malaysian fishing village, visitors can immerse themselves in the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia and experience the first water coaster in the region.

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast by Hard Rock International

Another hotel, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, would be operational next year, he added.

The resort under the international brand of Anantara Hotels and Resorts, is a 123 key luxury family oriented resort with direct access to the beach which is close to the Desaru Coast Riverside and the world class golf course, The Els Club Desaru Coast-Ocean Course.

Zainal Ashikin said Desaru Coast is strategically located near the international route and easily accessible either by road, air and sea.

"A drive from Kuala Lumpur to Desaru via the North-South Expressway will take four hours.

"A flight from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Senai will only take 45 minutes while a trip from Changi Ferry Terminal in Singapore to Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal in Johor will take 30 minutes," he added.


The Desaru Coast project, which is pivotal in positioning Malaysia as an international leisure and business destination hub, provides the perfect escape for the discerning leisure traveller.

It spans over 3,900 acres (1,578 hectares) along a pristine 17km unspoiled beachfront, that faces eastwards over the clear ocean waters.

The integrated destination resort is expected to welcome a wave of new travellers to its shores, attracted by its array of fun activities, renowned hotel brands and the unique Desaru Coast lifestyle.

It boasts of creating a unique blend of globally renowned hotels and resorts, a conference centre, a 27-hole and 18-hole golf course, a themed water park and a retail village.

There is already an influx of foreign visitors with the opening of The Els Club Desaru Coast with two distinct clubs - Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els, and Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course.

The Ocean Course opened in September 2016 and the Valley Course in March last year.