LEXIS CRE­ATES 2 GUINNESS RECORDS

Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan de­vel­op­ment wins ti­tles for most swim­ming pools and over­wa­ter vil­las in a re­sort

New Straits Times - - Business World - MOHD IKHWAN JAMALUDIN PORT DICK­SON bt@me­di­aprima.com.my

LEXIS Hibis­cus Port Dick­son has done Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan and the coun­try proud when it bagged two ac­co­lades from Guinness World Records for most swim­ming pools and over­wa­ter vil­las in a re­sort.

To com­mem­o­rate the world­class achieve­ments, Guinness World Records rep­re­sen­ta­tive Swap­nil Dan­garikar of­fi­cially pre­sented the two plaques to Kuala Lumpur Metro Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Low Tak Fatt and Lexis Ho­tel Group pres­i­dent Mandy Chew, re­spec­tively, in the pres­ence of Deputy Tourism and Cul­ture Min­is­ter Datuk Mas Er­miey­ati, at a cer­e­mony hosted by the beach re­sort, here, yes­ter­day.

Also present were Tourism Malaysia deputy di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Chong Yoke Har, Kuala Lumpur Metro Group chair­man Datuk Mat Has­san Esa and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Datuk Yap Chuan Thai.

Er­miey­ati said Lexis Hibis­cus had set a record in the coun­try where ev­ery ac­com­mo­da­tion comes with an in­door pool.

“It is this in­no­va­tive touch that pro­pelled the re­sort to se­cure not one, but two, much cov­eted Guinness World Records.

“Not many can boast such achieve­ments.... there­fore, I en­cour­age more Malaysians, in­di­vid­u­als or cor­po­rate com­pa­nies to em­u­late Lexis Hibis­cus,” said the deputy min­is­ter.

Mean­while, Mat Has­san said the RM400 mil­lion re­sort de­vel­op­ment, which opened to guests in 2015, had also con­trib­uted pos­i­tively to the coun­try’s tourism in­dus­try.

“To date, our ho­tels and re­sorts (col­lec­tively) have at­tracted more than 3.2 mil­lion tourists from across 120 coun­tries.

“At a con­ser­va­tive ex­pen­di­ture fig­ure of RM1,000 per guest, Lexis would have al­ready con­trib­uted more than RM3.2 bil­lion in tourism re­ceipts,” he said, adding that plenty of job op­por­tu­ni­ties were also of­fered to the lo­cals in the process.

Lexis Hibis­cus was the first ho­tel to ap­ply for and now holds the first record for such ac­co­lades from Guinness World Records.

It is a con­tem­po­rary re­sort de­signed by a team of award-win­ing ar­chi­tects, fea­tur­ing 639 pool vil­las which com­prise 522 over­wa­ter vil­las and 117 tower rooms.

PIC BY IQMAL HAQIM ROSMAN

Lexis Hibis­cus Port Dick­son has 639 pool vil­las, com­pris­ing 522 over­wa­ter vil­las and 117 tower rooms.

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