She said the hotelier will be responsible for managing both the resort and the residential units.
The project, with RM300 million gross development value, is expected to commence in the first quarter and to be undertaken in three phases, she said.
Speaking to reporters after the official launch of Langkawi's first mixed-development hospitality brand, she said the project will take around 40 months to complete and will be operational by 2014.
"Infrastructural work and earthworks on the resort, situated on a 6.075ha property in the mukim of Kedawang, will begin in February 2012," she added.
Earlier, she also signed a memorandum of understanding with Sun Jin Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, which has been appointed as the project's lead contractor.
The event was witnessed by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The resort, which is 15 minutes' drive south-east from the airport, is divided into three precincts.
Precinct 1 comprises Phases 1 and 2, called Tree Top Villas, and consists of 119 units of high-end serviced apartments of 60.39, 139.35 and 278.70 sq m.
Precinct 2, the five-star section, comprises 119 suite hotels and spa while Precinct 3 or Cabana Villas will have 31 luxury resort-styled villas with private pools and landscaped gardens.
AL :-Wow, this is a new one. Never knew this one coming.. Anyway.. More hotel means more jobs opportunity. Just hope that hotelier give a chance to locals rather than outsiders.. I think looking at the current development there might be a need to open up hotel hospitality course in Langkawi..
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