By V. Sivaji
The Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi is making some elaborate plans to usher Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Day with unforgettable dining experience and entertainment with a new management team on-board.
The new team is headed by experienced hotelier Reginald T Pereira, who is the president and chief executive officer of Aariana Hospitality International.
“Our guests are made up mostly of Europeans who are on their summer break, Singaporeans, Malaysians and other return guests.
“They stay for around two weeks and some for even two months at the resort which has probably the best beach frontage which is 2.5km long. On a good day, guests can even see the islands in Southern Thailand from our Resort,” said Pereira.
He was on hand to welcome a group of Singaporean tour and travel operators who were on their familiarization trip to the resort recently.
For the immediate future, they have lined up great packages for those waiting to celebrate Christmas with a plethora of food and entertainment at RM330 per person.
As for the New Year, prices start from RM750 for diners or RM250 for non diners with a wide range of delicious food, live music and fireworks display.
“It is themed “Colours of Malaysia” in view of the up-coming Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
“We are also in the midst of upgrading our rooms and setting up a Sports Bar soon. Our main attraction are our three pools which can cater for all the needs of our guests and their family.
“Those looking for water sports activities can indulge in banana boat rides, para-sailing, jet ski and also All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) activities which goes through a four KM route,” added Pereira when met by Penang Hyperlocal.com recently.
In the meantime, they are also looking to promote the resort at new markets and a venue for corporate dinner functions.
“We plan to bring back the resort to its former glory as it has great potential for guests and value for money.
“Currently, we have an inventory of 72 rooms priced at RM850 onwards with airport transfer included.
“A lot of foreigners do not know that Langkawi is a duty free island. To this regard, I would also like to call on stakeholders to play their part to promote the island and make it a premium location in the region,” said Pereira in closing.