It promises to be iconic and going by the description, The Hibiscus - which is undergoing construction in Port Dickson - will live up to that expectation. A project development by Kuala lumpur Metro Group and managed by Lexis Hotels & Resorts, the RM200 million venture is a dream resort that offers unparalleled luxury and opulence. It is expected to be completed by November 2014.
Lexis Hotel Group vice-president (operations) Tiu Kwe Yee, vice-president (finance) Jasbir Singh and vice-president (sales and marketing) Steve Woon are all excited as they explain what The Hibiscus is all about.
Lexis Hotels & Resorts currently manages Lexis and Grand Lexis Port Dickson.
"It will have a tower block with 641 units. Each unit will be equipped with a private swimming pool, sauna and steam room," says Tiu. The Grand Lexis Hotel Port Dickson patrons will verify that it holds the record as the resort with the most number of swimming pools in the country.
When The Hibiscus is completed, that record is going to be even more difficult to beat. However, the three vice-presidents are not as concerned with the record as they are with what it will offer.
The Hibiscus is located in the beautiful beachfront of Pasir Panjang. Coral reefs in the area will be part of the attraction.
Woon says The Hibiscus will be in a choice location.
"Like the Lexis Hotel and Grand Lexis Hotel, The Hibiscus is not far from Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and KLIA. People go to Port Dickson because it is so near Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. It is also well-connected to various expressways linking Kuala Lumpur and Port Dickson," he says.
As for the interiors of The Hibiscus, it will be very modern. The showroom can be viewed at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. "If you get to see The Hibiscus from the air, the view is simply beautiful, like The Palms in Dubai. We hope to create a similar design on water in Penang," says Jasbir.
Who are its target market?
"We find that people from the Middle East like the privacy the hotel will offer. For instance, they don't like public pools.
"Hibiscus will cater for all. If you like the sun, the upper units have an open concept. Europeans will like the upper units as they love the sun but if you don't, go for the lower units which we know honeymooners prefer," adds Jasbir.
The Hibiscus will have at least three restaurants but there won't be a Chinese restaurant. Tiu explains: "There are many Chinese restaurants in Port Dickson. We can't compete with them, so we plan to have an all-day dining coffee house, an Italian restaurant and perhaps a fine dining North Indian restaurant."
Lexis Hotels and Resorts, which was incepted in 1995, is also looking into managing other hotels, resorts, service apartments as well as clubs and restaurants.
Grand Lexis Port Dickson: A resort-styled sanctuary offering superior surroundings with private pools amidst landscaped gardens in every unit. It boasts exclusivity and mystical charms within its ecological surroundings.
Lexis Port Dickson: A Balinese-inspired resort situated near the town of Lukut, 2km from Port Dickson. It consists of 271 unique seafront resort rooms facing the Straits Of Malacca.
Lexis Suites Penang: Nestled on a long and idyllic stretch of golden beach at Teluk Kumbar. With a cosy tropical ambience, it offers panoramic sea views, luxury and tranquility. Perfect for those seeking a private sanctuary.