Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to invest over $156 million in Langkawi

LANGKAWI: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the operator of luxury St Regis Hotel chain is investing over RM400mil (S$156 million) to build St Regis Langkawi and Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC).

The company, with its strategic partner PT Rajawali Corp, has allocated RM300 mil to build a 84 room suites and 11 villas for St Regis Langkawi.

The company is also investing over RM100mil to build a 5,000 sq ft LICC with the capacity to accommodate 1,000 people at a time. Both projects are developed in a fast-track mode for completion within 15 months, in time for the ASEAN Summit scheduled in April.