Datai Langkawi

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The Datai Langkawi
General information
AddressJalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Keda, Malaysia
Town or cityLangkawi
CountryMalaysia
ManagementDestination Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd
Other information
Number of rooms122 (54 Rooms, 54 Villas and 16 Suites)
Number of restaurants5
Website
http://www.thedatai.com/langkawi/

The Datai Langkawi is situated on the Northwest tip of Langkawi Island[1][2] off the coast of Malaysia. The resort oversees the Datai Bay[3] on one side & a rain forest on the other.

History[edit]

Established in October 1993,[4] The Datai Langkawi was at the time managed by General Hotel Management (GHM), a hotel management company based in Singapore. This resort was the very first project of the GHM which subsequently came under the current management of Destination Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd[5] on 28 July 2011.

Design & Construction[edit]

The Datai Langkawi is the brainchild of architect Kerry Hill[6] who worked out a plan to ensure that the resort would be built without any large change in landscape. Timber for the resort was obtained using elephant felled trees,[7] thus eliminating the need of using heavy machinery. Such felled trees were replaced with newly planted trees. The resort has been built using Malaysian inspired architecture.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemos, Sara. "Langkawi Geopark – The Jewel of Kedah". Langkawi Gazette.
  2. ^ Hutchison, C. S.; Leow, J. H. (1963-06-01). "Tourmaline greisenization in Langkawi, northwest Malaya". Economic Geology. 58 (4): 587–592. doi:10.2113/gsecongeo.58.4.587. ISSN 1554-0774.
  3. ^ "Datai Bay". LANGKAWI.
  4. ^ "The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia". Deluxe-Escapes. 2014-05-04.
  5. ^ "NEWLY OPENED ELS CLUB TELUK DATAI, LANGKAWI WINS WORLD'S BEST NEW GOLF COURSE". Tourism Malaysia.
  6. ^ ""I hope that Singapore doesn't have a style" - Kerry Hill on Martin No. 38". Dezeen Magazine. 2012-11-02.
  7. ^ Dennis, Anthony. "The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia: Architect Kerry Hill's jungle resort comes with a bit of notoriety". Stuff.
  8. ^ Freeman, Madison. "The Datai Langkawi: Pristine Perfection in the Malaysian Rainforest". Affluent.