1 December 2023
Gamuda Land to invest RM150mil in first hotel project in Selangor
KUALA LUMPUR: Gamuda Bhd's property division, Gamuda Land, will invest RM150 million to develop its first hotel project in collaboration with Dusit International in Gamuda Cove, Selangor.
The mid-scale lifestyle hotel is set to open in the first quarter of 2026 (1Q 2026) and will be managed by Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the hotel arm of Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies.
According to Gamuda Land's chief executive officer, Chu Wai Lune, the 280-room ASAI Gamuda Cove hotel will operate under Dusit's distinctive locally focused lifestyle brand, ASAI Hotels.
This hotel holds the distinction of being the first to be signed under Dusit's expanded 'ASAI Tropical' model, specifically tailored for properties located in areas of outstanding natural beauty, as Chu informed reporters during the signing of the hotel management agreement and the ground-breaking ceremony. Chu further added that the expansion into the hotel business is part of the company's strategy to complete its ecosystem by providing a new service to its township.
Gamuda Cove, spanning 619.17 hectares, is a meticulously planned township development offering exciting eco-friendly tourism activities, including adventure and water parks. The masterplan includes residential and commercial elements such as schools, universities, medical centers, vibrant retail spaces, and offices, with convenient access to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, and Kuala Lumpur. ASAI Gamuda Cove aims to cater to both domestic and international tourists, allowing them to enjoy the township's eco-tourism activities like SplashMania Waterpark, Discovery Park, and Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, targeting one million visitors annually.
Eusoffe Chua, Gamuda Land's chief commercial officer, expressed the company's excitement about aligning with Dusit, a strategic partner that shares its unwavering commitment to creating interconnected spaces. "The ASAI brand, with its focus on delivering unforgettable local experiences, precisely caters to the evolving needs of today's local and international travellers. We eagerly anticipate a synergistic and enduring partnership as we invite guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of Gamuda Cove," Chua said.
Gilles Cretallaz, chief operating officer of Dusit International, expressed that Gamuda Cove, with its stunning location and sustainable credentials, perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the ASAI brand. "We look forward to delivering a unique and unforgettable hotel experience that immerses guests in the diverse cultural tapestry of Malaysia and the natural beauty of the wetlands," he said.
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