The Datai Langkawi officially closed its doors this month (September 04) as the resort embarks on an extensive restoration project.

The 10 month-long regeneration, the first of its scale since its inception in 1993, will see the luxury resort begin a new chapter in July 2018.

The project will include renovations to the resort’s guestrooms, suites and villas; the construction of a Nature Centre—underlining the resort’s increased focus on sustainability; additional spa pavilions; a refreshed retail space; and a fitness centre by the beach as well as an overall enhancement of the landscaping.

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Hotel general manager, Arnaud Girodon, says: “The grande dame of luxury resorts in Asia looks forward to a new era, and remains focused on reaffirming our island paradise as the most sought-after destination in the region and beyond.”

During the resort closure, The Datai Langkawi will be the first hotel in Malaysia to offer employees advance education programmes with the launch of Datai Invest in People – a tailor-made programme in collaboration with leading hospitality universities to help strength the resort’s human capital.