First World Hotel & Plaza

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First World Hotel
Hotel First World
第一大酒店
First World Hotel Genting + Theme park.jpg
First World Hotel & Plaza is located in Malaysia
First World Hotel & Plaza
Location within Malaysia
General information
AddressFirst World Hotel & Plaza, Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Coordinates3°25′31″N 101°47′39″E / 3.4253°N 101.7942°E / 3.4253; 101.7942Coordinates: 3°25′31″N 101°47′39″E / 3.4253°N 101.7942°E / 3.4253; 101.7942
Opened2001 (Tower 1), 2006 (Tower 2), 2014 (Tower 2A)
Technical details
Floor count36 including 8 basements for parking
Other information
Number of rooms7,351
First World Plaza before refurbishment
First World Plaza before refurbishment

First World Hotel & Plaza is a hotel, shopping and entertainment complex located at Resorts World Genting in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia which consists of a 3-star hotel and a plaza. First World Hotel, Resorts Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad and Genting Group manages the property.

First World Hotel[edit]

First World Hotel is a 3-star-hotel consisting of 3 towers and features 7,351 rooms. It holds the Guinness World Records title for the largest hotel in the world by the number of rooms since 2015. The hotel previously held the same title in 2006 by featuring just 6,118 rooms in 2 towers, Tower 1 and 2 until The Palazzo took the title after an expansion of The Venetian located on Las Vegas Strip which was officially opened on 1 January 2008. The hotel regained the title after opening a new block named Tower 2 Annex (Tower 2A) with 1,233 rooms.[1][2] The hotel connects to the brand new shopping mall, SkyAvenue which also houses the Awana Skyway station that links to the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets.[3] First World Hotel is the first hotel in Southeast Asia to launch E-Kiosk or Express Check-in and Check-out kiosks.

First World Plaza[edit]

First World Plaza is a shopping centre located one floor above the lobby level of the hotel on land measured 46,000 square metres (500,000 sq ft), housing a casino, retail and dining outlets including a Tangs branch, an Indoor Theme Park and other attractions such as Snow World, Genting Bowl, Seni Kome Peng Heng, Vision City Video Games Park, Big Top Video Games Park and first Asian branch of virtual reality attraction The VOID which spans nearly 7000 square feet in the plaza. Before refurbishment from 1 June 2017 to December 2018, it had few attractions in the plaza including a bowling alley, cineplex, "water splash" pool (a warm indoor swimming pool made for mostly young children), Genting International Convention Center, a pavilion, Haunted Adventure and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "First World Hotel regains title as world's largest hotel". thestar.com.my. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Hotel in Malaysia Named World's Largest by Guinness Records". ndtv.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ "First World Hotel Overview". rwgenting.com.
  4. ^ "Genting Malaysia-Quarterly Report-3q17 result section-to roll out 20th Century Fox World as well as the new indoor theme park in 2018" (PDF). gentingmalaysia.com. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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