KUALA LUMPUR: Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has signed a 15-year management agreement with Inspirasi Langkawi Sdn Bhd to build The Nautilus Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, a 250-room hotel on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia.
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of nearly 80 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts.
Targeted to launch in 2023, The Nautilus Resort is set to be the first property under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in Malaysia, and Hilton’s first property on Langkawi.
The resort will join the hospitality company’s established portfolio of hotels in Malaysia where it currently operates 11 properties across three brands.
“We are always on the look-out for the right opportunity to expand our footprint across the region with the right partners. The island of Langkawi needs no introduction as it consistently ranks among the most popular resort destinations in South East Asia and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Inspirasi Langkawi to bring to life a brand new, unique Curio Collection property in the heart of Cenang Beach," said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton.
“Hilton has a stellar reputation across the industry in delivering solid performance and as a company, their values are very aligned with ours,” said Inspirasi Langkawi chief executive officer Naina Mohamed Sultan Abdul Kadir.
"We are delighted to be partnering with them to launch our first internationally-branded resort in Langkawi. With the strength of Hilton’s commercial engine and the commitment of their team to deliver great guest experiences in their hotels, we have every reason to believe The Nautilus Resort will be very well received by visitors at this stunning tropical paradise.”
The Nautilus Resort will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands.