|Date: 27 November 2020||Published by: IBN|
Accommodation plays a major role in a tourist’s overall experience of visiting a place. A good hotel itself can elevate your vacation trip to the next level. You may have been to New Century Global Mall – the world’s largest building in terms of floor area, or heard of Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building, but do you know which hotel is the largest in Southeast Asia?
In this episode of Touring Genting Highlands with Eric Moo, we will explore the First World Hotel and Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort with you.
First World Hotel
According to unofficial statistics, small hotels have 50 to 200 rooms, medium-sized hotels have 200 to 500 rooms, whereas large hotels have up to 1,000 rooms and above. Mega-hotels typically have more than 2,000 rooms.
The First World Hotel is comprised of 2 colourful tower blocks that houses a total of 7,351 rooms. Currently, the hotel holds Guinness World Records for the largest hotel in the world (by number of rooms). To put it into perspective, it will take you 20 years to stay in each room one time every day. Besides the typical hotel facilities such as gym room and swimming pool, the hotel also provides access to tennis court, golf course, sauna and cinema for its guests.
Located in the central of Genting Highlands, First World Hotel is minutes away from various top attractions, such as First World Plaza, Genting Casino, Arena of Stars and SkyAvenue. Guests can also experience exciting new rides for the whole day at Skytropolis, an indoor theme park just below the hotel.
The beautiful aesthetics and warm customer services of the First World Hotel made it one of the most appealing options for visitors and celebrities, including Eric Moo. After a tiring day of having fun outside, you can stroll back to your hotel room under the starry night sky with cooling evening breeze, as the peaceful Genting Highlands accompany you to the dreamland. Such is how life is meant to be lived and enjoyed.
Besides having fun in the entertainment outlets, you can opt to spend your time at the 18-hole par-71 golf course at Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort that is situated 3,100 feet above sea level. Awana’s golf course has an excellent geographical location that boasts beautiful natural surroundings and cooling climate all year round. It is every avid golfer’s paradise that provides a challenging, yet comfortable playing experience with spectacular setting.
Spanning across 367 acres, Awana’s golf course is a Ronald-Fream designed championship golf course with new tee boxes situated on Hole 3, 4, 12 and 18. Be it the fairway, bunkers or ponds, the golf course takes advantage of its hilly landscape and unique design to provide great challenges for golfers. In particular, the most challenging hole is Hole 9, which will leave all golf enthusiasts satisfied if they can conquer the immense difficulty!
If you are not into golf, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort also has other amenities and sports facilities, such as squash court, tennis court, badminton court and horse riding. It is the perfect place for you to spend quality time with your family and friends, while enjoying the crisp, fresh mountain air.
Are you tired of the busy city life, or bored of just beach vacation? Come and visit Genting Highlands!
From the spectacular panoramic views of the mountain, scrumptious delicacies and a chance to meet celebrities to staying in the biggest hotel in Southeast Asia and enjoying golfing at a challenging golf course, you will definitely have the time of your life here at Genting Highlands.
Genting Group’s Annual Report 2020 shows that Genting Highlands has recorded a total of 28.7 million tourist count last year, which is equivalent to approximately 60,000 to 80,000 tourists visiting daily. However, there are only about 8,000 hotel rooms and lesser than 1,000 5-star hotel rooms available. All hotels have occupancy rate of 95%. There is insufficient accommodation to meet the increasing needs.
IBN Highlands City is a billion-dollar project developed by IBN Corp that integrates serviced apartment, commercial area and 5-star hotel to form a luxury property second to none within that area. Upon completion, it will become a new landmark in Genting Highlands.
IBN Corp is committed to delivering top-notch property with excellent management services. In this context, IBN Highlands City is cooperating with Smart Property Management, a subsidiary of Fantasia Group, as well as Gloria Hotels & Resorts - the largest hotel management group in Asia to enhance safety of its residents, promote harmonious living, and provide property and hotel management services that meet international standards. Chinese pop singer Eric Moo chose to be a property owner of IBN Highlands City due to its huge potential to tap into the tourism industry of Genting Highlands, as well as the value-added services that allows him to have a peace of mind knowing his property is well taken care of.