Marriott International's First Rainforest Resort in Asia Pacific
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced the recent opening of its first rainforest resort in Asia Pacific at Mulu in Sarawak, Malaysia. The opening of the 101-room Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa marks the second property under the flagship of Marriott Hotels brand on the Island of Borneo and the eighth for Marriott International in Malaysia.
Mulu is world renowned for some of the most remarkable untouched rainforests and largest natural cave formations in the world. It is one of Malaysia’s four UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr. Robert Stark, Market Vice President - Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore for Marriott International said, “Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is an exciting addition to the Marriott Hotel portfolio. This property embodies the brand’s drive to enable its guests to Travel Brilliantly. Mulu is such a unique destination and has a great potential for hospitality growth, making it a second-to-none choice for the Marriott Hotels brand.” He further added “The Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa will set new standards in offering guests a rejuvenating resort experience – a respite from hustling and bustling life.”
Inspired by the “Marriott Modern” design philosophy, Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa has fully transformed the former 20 year old Royal Mulu Resort and creatively built in style based on the alignment of ethnic long houses. Groups of rooms are connected by wooden walkways that allow guests to feel as much a part of this rainforest as the native Belian people. Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is further complemented by the breath-taking natural splendor along the banks of the Melinau River.
As a part of Marriott Hotel’s transformation, the brand’s signature Greatroom and the resorts River Bar are an open and flexible space with sofa chairs and tables of different sizes, height and design arranged imaginatively for guests to either revel, enjoying drinks and food surrounded by the refreshing green rainforest or simply for quick group discussion be it for business or personal.
The newly enhanced resort offers elegant and spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, showcasing scenic Melinau River and the greenery of the rainforest. Coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and services, these rooms provide an elevated standard of design and décor that reflects comfort and polished style. All bathrooms of Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa are accessorized with Thann amenities inviting guests to linger and spoil themselves.
The rainforest resort has been conceptualized to meet the varied tastes of guests. With more than 1,000sqm of functional event and meeting space including a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 people, a business center boardroom, a multi-functional room and a riverfront garden, Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for meetings, conferences and other memorable events.
Indulgence has never looked this good at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa. It features a range of wellness options for travelers with an outdoor 15-meter lap swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym overlooking the rainforest, a well-known 5-star Mandara Spa and an activities centre.
Hotel guests can enjoy a diversity of culinary delights at two restaurants. The M-Cafe offers local and international dining with alfresco options on a terrace by the swimming pool and the spacious River Bar overlooking the Melinau River Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy locally inspired cocktails and specialty drinks.
While Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is nestled in a remote tropical Rainforest on the outskirts of the UNESCO Gunung Mulu National Park, as such, internet access is available via satellite at Business Centre and River Bar while elsewhere guests can truly relax, unplug and unwind.
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