Dion Tan (right) and Kevin Chen (left) viewing the Tropicana Cenang and Sheraton scale model. Image from: Tropicana 

Property developer Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”) and Marriott International signed a hotel management agreement to build a five-star 270-key Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa at Tropicana Cenang, Langkawi. This collaboration arises as Langkawi sees increasing tourist and investor interest, with potential to reach a pre-pandemic tourism peak of 4 million arrivals annually.

This is Tropicana’s third hotel collaboration with Marriott International, continuing the Group’s ongoing expansion plans in Langkawi and strengthening its presence in the hospitality segment. The agreement was signed between Tropicana subsidiary Cenang Resort Sdn Bhd, represented by Dion Tan, Group Managing Director of Tropicana, and Marriott International Inc, represented by Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific Hotel Development, Marriott International.

“Building on Tropicana’s long-standing and fruitful partnership with Marriott International, we are excited to develop this five-star Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa at the popular Pantai Cenang beachfront. Leveraging on the strategic location and increasing tourism footfall in Langkawi, we are confident that this 270-key hotel will draw a lot of interest from tourists. In addition, Tropicana Cenang is a unique mixed development offering residential, hospitality and commercial components. With all these components in place, the planned hotel underscores our commitment to continue Redefining the Art of Living in Langkawi,” said Dion during the signing ceremony.

“We are thrilled to expand our portfolio of hotels and resorts in Langkawi – one of the most beautiful and beloved islands in Malaysia. This signing further strengthens our commitment to bring a host of choices across our extraordinary brands to consumers in the country.

Sheraton is the most global brand under Marriott Bonvoy portfolio and this is our third collaboration with Tropicana, with the first two being the popular W Kuala Lumpur and Courtyard by Marriott in Penang. Once opened, Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa expects to offer urban conveniences as well as majestic skyline views of the surrounding, stunning Langkawi landscape,” added Andree Susilo, Senior Director of Hotel Development, Asia Pacific, Marriott International.

Designed by award-winning architects and consultants, Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa is set to be the new gathering place for locals and travellers to enjoy meaningful connections and elevated guest experiences through its stylish comfort, authentic sense of the local and genuine service. The hotel is expected to feature 270 modern guestrooms and suites. An elevated mix of food and beverage options include an all-day restaurant, beach-front restaurant, pool bar and destination roof top bar.

Recreational facilities within the hotel will include a spa, swimming pool and wading pool, fitness centre and Kid’s Club. In addition, the resort will feature a 4,305-sq ft ballroom, meeting rooms and pre-function event space, making it a suitable venue for small to medium- scale events.

Tropicana Cenang: Your Next Holiday Home

The Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa will complement Tropicana Cenang mixed development. Image from: Tropicana

A premium mixed development by the sea, Tropicana Cenang caters for Langkawi’s unique demographics and pull factors with a mix of serviced suites and hospitality components. Spanning 5.3 acres with an estimated GDV of RM1.4 billion, it offers direct access to Pantai Cenang. Nearby amenities include Cenang Mall, ZON Duty Free, Perdana Quay Eco Marine Park, Sky Bridge, Langkawi Wildlife Park, Underwater World Langkawi and local night markets, with Langkawi International Airport just 9km away.

The planned Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa will complement Assana Serviced Suites, Tropicana Cenang’s latest holiday homes comprising 831 modern seafront serviced suites.

(18 October 2022)