With 7,351 rooms, First World Hotel has earned the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title as the world’s largest hotel once again.
The 3-star hotel won that recognition before between 2006 and 2013 when it had 6,118 rooms. Today, it is a symbol of innovation excellence for Resorts World Genting regaining this title.
Presenting the award at the Guinness World Records office in London today is Mr Alan Pixley, adjudicator for Guinness World Records to Mr Edward Holloway, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations of Resorts World Genting.
Proud recipient Edward said:
We are very pleased to once again receive this recognition. The hotel has received over 35.5 million guests over the nine years since its first record in 2006. The endorsement by the world’s authority on this record-breaking achievement is icing on the cake, and more. It spells further excitement for the iconic hill resort even as it helps strengthen Malaysia on the international map for excellence in tourism and hospitality.
Back then the hotel was designed as a basic hotel providing comfortable, clean and affordable rooms. Today, travelers are well traveled and there is a demand for better quality rooms.
A study on customer requirements preceded one-and-a-half years of planning and renovations at the Tower 2 Annex at the cost of RM300 million.
The new block annex 2A, with its newly decorated rooms and accompanying entertainment and F&B outlets in full swing, offers a new phase to the hotel. The transformation plans at Resorts World Genting have seen not only a higher number of rooms at First World Hotel but also a host of new features, from accommodation to entertainment to F&B.
More dynamic and stylish than before, First World Hotel ushers in a new era for the hill resort. F&B outlets have been remodeled with new ones introduced, adding a new dimension in terms of dining and entertainment. Among the new features at Resorts World Genting are the new living spaces in First World Hotel; in the form of Tower 2 Annex, an extension to Tower 1, and Tower 2.
The Tower 2 Annex has altogether 1,286 brand new rooms with new names such as XYZ Deluxe and XYZ Triple. The average size of the rooms is 179.70 sq ft. What differentiates them: amenities; XYZ Deluxe rooms offer either two single beds or one queen bed while XYZ Triple rooms offer one single bed and one queen bed. XYZ Triple is ideal for family or a party of three.
And by 2016 the eagerly awaited 20th Century Fox World Theme Park, Genting Premium Outlet, brand new shopping mall Sky Avenue, and a new cable system will be unveiled, completing the transformation that beckons Malaysia’s premier holiday resort to the next phase.
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