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Dusit Hotels & Resorts To Manage Its 1st Hotel In Malaysia At Gamuda Cove

Dusit Hotels & Resorts To Manage Its 1st Hotel In Malaysia At Gamuda Cove

The hotel is situated next to the sprawling Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands within the thoughtfully planned Gamuda Cove.

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Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the hotel arm of Dusit International, and one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a Hotel Management Agreement with Gamuda Land, Malaysia’s leading property developer, to manage ASAI Gamuda Cove – Dusit’s first hotel in Malaysia and the first hotel development by Gamuda Land. 

Slated to open in Q1 2026, the hotel is situated next to the sprawling Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands within the thoughtfully planned Gamuda Cove.

Spanning 1,530 acres, Gamuda Cove will also include vibrant residential and commercial areas to complement a range of eco-friendly tourism attractions, such as the already operational SplashMania Waterpark and Discovery Park all designed with sustainability and a low carbon footprint in mind.

Kuala Lumpur airport is only 20 minutes away by car, and the city centre can be reached in just 40 minutes. This strategic location caters to both domestic and international travellers, enhancing the overall accessibility and appeal of the destination.

Operating under Dusit’s distinctive locally focused lifestyle brand, ASAI Hotels, which promises to uniquely link curious travellers with authentic local experiences in the world’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, the 280-key ASAI Gamuda Cove hotel enjoys the distinction of being the first hotel signed under Dusit’s expanded ‘ASAI Tropical’ model, specifically tailored for properties located in areas of outstanding natural beauty. 

Like Dusit’s operational inner-city ASAI Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand, and Kyoto, Japan, ASAI Tropical hotels will feature thoughtfully compact rooms delivering a distinctive blend of thoughtful essentials, such as plush beds and invigorating showers, complemented by an inviting communal space and locally inspired dining experience.

What sets the model apart is the provision of a broader range of facilities. In this case, an infinity pool, more dining venues, expanded event spaces, and a wider variety of room categories, including spacious, family-friendly options.  

Strategically situated in the southern region of the Gamuda Cove development, ASAI Gamuda  Cove will be designed to forge a sense of community by integrating local identity into its design language.

Surrounded by lush greenscapes, the hotel will blend seamlessly with the adjacent wetlands and a sprawling 90-acre Wetlands Arboretum, accessible directly from the hotel.

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) CEO Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman emphasised the significance of Gamuda Land’s launch of ASAI Gamuda Cove, marking their first hotel project in collaboration with Dusit International in Selangor’s vibrant hospitality scene.

This decision stands as a testament to the growing positive business sentiment among investors in Malaysia’s tourism sector. The establishment also symbolises our country’s progressive move towards sustainable development, notably integrating  with the intracity e-tram network in alignment with the government’s aspiration towards ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles.

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) CEO Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman.

He stated that MIDA stands committed to supporting the realisation of Gamuda Land’s vision and is poised to unlock the full potential of the transformative project.

In harmony with the tenets of the National Tourism Policy 2020-2030, our dedicated focus on attracting high-value, innovative investments is paramount to elevating Malaysia’s tourism industry competitiveness and driving socio-economic development.

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) CEO Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman.

Further highlighting Gamuda Cove’s green credentials, an e-tram network – the first of its kind in Malaysia – will seamlessly link guests to hotspots within the development, such as Discovery Park,  SplashMania Waterpark, and a pedestrian-only commercial hub, helping to limit the use of motorised vehicles and reduce carbon footprint. Regular community-based activities and events will give guests a unique taste of local culture and experiences while highlighting the importance of responsible tourism.  

ASAI Gamuda Cove is set to cater to both domestic and international tourists who will visit  Gamuda Cove’s host of eco-tourism activities, such as SplashMania Waterpark, Discovery Park, and Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands – attracting a targeted 1 million visitors annually. 

Gamuda Land Chief Commercial Officer Eusoffe Chua said that they eagerly anticipate a synergistic and enduring partnership with Dusit and invite guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of Gamuda Cove.

Gamuda Cove is a mindfully planned township development offering exciting eco-friendly tourism activities including adventure and water parks. The masterplan comprises residential and commercial elements,  including schools, universities, medical centres, vibrant retail spaces and offices with convenient access to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, and Kuala Lumpur. In our collaboration with Dusit, we are thrilled to align with a strategic partner that shares our unwavering commitment to creating interconnected spaces where everyone can seamlessly integrate their living, working and recreational experiences.

Gamuda Land Chief Commercial Officer Eusoffe Chua.

He added that the ASAI brand, with its focus on delivering unforgettable local experiences, precisely caters to the evolving needs of today’s local and international travellers.

Meanwhile, Dusit International Chief Operating Officer Gilles Cretallaz extends the company’s gratitude to be entrusted with the management of the first hotel within the dynamic Gamuda Cove development.

It truly is an honour, and we are delighted to partner with Gamuda Land to help bring their vision for their first-ever hotel project to life. With its stunning location and sustainable credentials, Gamuda Cove perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the ASAI brand, and we look forward to delivering a unique and unforgettable hotel experience that immerses guests in the diverse cultural tapestry of Malaysia and the natural beauty of the wetlands, all while contributing enduring value to our esteemed partners and the community we serve.

Dusit International Chief Operating Officer Gilles Cretallaz.

Dusit’s property portfolio currently spans 19 countries and comprises 56 hotels operating under Dusit Hotels and Resorts and approximately 240 luxury villas under Elite Havens. More than 60 Dusit Hotels and Resorts are in the pipeline worldwide.


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