Hard Rock International to Settle Down on Malaysia’s Desaru Coast

Hard Rock International continues the expansion of its hotel brand throughout Asia-Pacific by announcing Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is slated to open in fall 2017, in the southeastern region of Malaysia, in the state of Johor, nearby to Singapore.

The 365-room hotel will be part of the country’s most anticipated integrated destination resort, Desaru Coast, encompassing entertainment, restaurants, shopping, a waterpark, and 45-holes of golf, among other leisure offerings. The project is in collaboration with Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd (TAR&H), a leading tourism group established by the Malaysian Government’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to develop, manage and operate world-class attraction destinations in Southeast Asia.

“With more than 25 million arrivals last year, Malaysia is recognized as one of the leading destinations in Asia where Hard Rock has a strong following and brand recognition,” states Leong Wy Joon, Senior Vice President of hotel development in Asia and India at Hard Rock International. “We are confident we will continue to build upon the phenomenal success of the Hard Rock Hotel Penang with this unique property. In TAR&H, we have a partner that shares our brand vision and we look forward to our collaboration to bring the Hard Rock Hotels experience to Desaru Coast.”

Guests of Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast will be centrally located in Phase 1 within Desaru Coast, overlooking and providing easy access to the Desaru Coast Adventure Water Park, as well as the Retail Village, and the resort’s waterfront shopping and social hub. Catering to the distinct needs of the modern traveler, Hard Rock Hotel guests will also have access to the fully equipped Desaru Coast Conference Center and two championship golf courses designed by renowned golf professionals, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh.

“The Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast will complement the premium integrated destination resort’s offerings and lively atmosphere, while bringing a unique flavour and brand experience to be enjoyed by locals, international and domestic travellers alike,” says Muhammad Zainal Ashikin Rejab, chief executive officer for Destination Resorts & Hotel Portfolio of TAR&H. “This collaboration reaffirms our intent to offer an amalgamation of diverse offerings that succinctly position Desaru Coast as the new choice of destination in Southeast Asia.”