By Zulkafli Ibrahim
LANGKAWI, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- The Baron Group, the operator of a network of hotels and chalets in Langkawi, is to build the 80-room "de Baron Motel" to meet the demand of the growing tourism industry on the island.
Managing director, Zailina Mohd Zain said, the construction is part of a planned 300-room development, to be undertaken in stages.
"Piling works on the four-storey motel has already begun on a reclaimed site near Sungai Kuah and is expected to fully complete within a year," she told Bernama here Monday.
Zailina said the company will invest invest RM20 million to develop the entire 300 rooms in Langkawi.
Some of the rooms will be in Kuah and the rest in Pantai Cenang, she added.
The Baron Group has five hotels and chalets of three-start rating, with almost 500 rooms in Kuah and Pantai Cenang, including the de Baron Resort with 137 rooms and Hotel Baron with more than 40 rooms.
The demand for rooms in Langkawi is never sufficient during the festive season, the hosting of international events and school holidays.
Its good that the Baron group take up the challenge to be serious & become one of the local player in tourism industry in Langkawi. I hope that the Baron group give locals the opportunity & prerences to work in their hotels..