Kuala Lumpur Metro Group To Build Lexis Hibiscus 2 In Port Dickson
By Roubeeni Mohan
Kuala Lumpur Metro Group recently announced the development of its latest resort, Lexis Hibiscus 2, in a joint venture with Menteri Besar Incorporated (Negeri Sembilan government investment arm). The official signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Member of Parliament for Port Dickson.
Scheduled to open in 2024, the 5-star luxury resort which will be situated adjacent to Lexis Hibiscus in Port Dickson, and has an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM500 million and will feature 760 rooms, comprising of 582 water villas and 178 sky pool villas.
From left to right: Mandy Chew Siok Cheng, President of Lexis Hotel Group; Dato’ Dr Razali bin Ab Malik Secretary of the State Government, Negeri Sembilan; YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Aminuddin Bin Harun, Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan; YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Member of Parliament for Port Dickson; Dato’ Low Tak Fatt, Managing Director of Kuala Lumpur Metro Group; and Dato’ Yap Chuan Thai, Executive Director of Kuala Lumpur Metro Group.
“We are excited to once again partner with the Lexis Hotel Group for our latest iconic project, the Lexis Hibiscus 2. Leveraging on their expertise as a trendsetting hospitality company, coupled with strong local market knowledge, we believe Lexis Hibiscus 2 will emulate the success of Lexis Hibiscus and is set to surpass Lexis Hibiscus’ current positioning as the largest water homes development in the world,” said Dato’ Haji Mat Hassan Esa, Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Metro Group.
“The opening of Lexis Hibiscus 2 will strengthen the Lexis brand’s footprint in the seaside town of Port Dickson. We will work closely with the Malaysian government, with the aim to promote tourism in Port Dickson, for discerning leisure and business travellers from the FITs, tour series, corporate and MICE (Meetings, Events, Conventions and Exhibitions) segment, both locally and abroad”, he added.,
Just like the Lexis Hibiscus, each villa at the Lexis Hibiscus 2 will come with its own private dip pool for unsurpassed luxury and privacy.
A key impact of this endeavour will also create many business and job opportunities. To illustrate, during the construction phase, approximately 2,000 jobs will be created and a further 1,000 jobs will be created during the resort management phase.
Located about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or Kuala Lumpur city centre, and nestled along Pasir Panjang beach, Lexis Hibiscus 2 Port Dickson sprawls into the Straits of Malacca and will resemble the national flower of Malaysia.
To date, the Group and its successful properties – Lexis Port Dickson, Grand Lexis Port Dickson and Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson have brought in 5.2 million tourists. Out of the 5.2 million tourists, half of them are foreign tourists from 156 countries worldwide.
The Group aims to further attract more local and international guests, particularly in the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern region, with Lexis Hibiscus 2, by providing them with its signature brand of hospitality and top-notch memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.
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