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REOPENING OF DE PALMA HOTEL ECO RESORT TO BOOST KUALA SELANGOR TOURISM ECOSYSTEM

PKNS (Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor or State Development Corporation of Selangor) today announced the reopening of the De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor. The resort which had been closed off and on during the pandemic, recently refurbished its guest rooms, ballroom, meeting rooms, coffee house, pool area and improved the landscaping around its spacious 14 hectare grounds.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, PKNS CEO, Dato’ Mahmud Abbas, said, “We are very excited to relaunch De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor after weathering two challenging years. With sound strategy and business plans in place, we are reopening De Palma’s doors to cater to both local and foreign tourists, including corporate groups and travel agents. Our aim is to immerse guests in nature and local attractions creating a ripple effect to help reboot the livelihoods of local businesses around Kuala Selangor.”

PKNS also announced that The Blanket Hotel has been appointed as the operator of De Palma Hotel Eco Resort. The Blanket Hotel has extensive hospitality industry experience and a track record of operating six other two to four star hotels in Penang, Kedah, and Selangor. The partnership between PKNS and The Blanket Hotel promises a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience for all potential guests. Bukit Melawati assemblyman YB Puan Juwairiya binti Zulkifli officiated the opening of the resort.

Catalyst to Kuala Selangor’s Vibrant Economic Ecosystem

Strategically nestled near the banks of the Selangor River, De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor is a tranquil sprawling vacation resort, a mere 60-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. The resort is popular among tourists attracted by the natural environment, food and rich cultural and historical gems around Kuala Selangor.

De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor anticipates an uptrend in domestic travellers, especially families and local business events in the short term while international travellers gradually pick up.

“The relaunching of De Palma Hotel Eco Resort will surely have a positive impact on the tourism industry in Kuala Selangor. Being the largest hotel in Kuala Selangor and its unique surroundings, De Palma has always been the popular choice among the tourists. With these visitors, it will bring more business to the local people especially those in the restaurant sector. As Kuala Selangor has become one the top local tourism spots, and also popular with foreign visitors too, the opening of the border for foreign visitors on the 1st April, especially for Singaporeans, will also help the tourism industry,” remarked YB Juwairiya Zulkifli, Bukit Melawati assemblyman at the re-launch event.

She then added “I hope Kuala Selangor becomes a ‘must visit’ when tourists are in Malaysia and will become a long term (daily) visitor destination for them. Finally, I hope more tourism related businesses and facilities will be built in Kuala Selangor, creating more job opportunities here.”

Hidden Gems of Kuala Selangor

Realising collaboration as the key to rebuilding momentum in the post-pandemic market, De Palma together with industry players, Tourism Selangor and Kebudayaan dan Pelancongan Daerah Kuala Selangor, aims to increase the state’s profile by connecting tourists culturally and emotionally to Selangor’s cultural and historical gems.

Kuala Selangor is dotted with attractions for all types of travellers from leisure holiday-makers to adventure backpackers and history buffs. Built in the late 18th century, the fortress on Melawati Hill served as a defence from the enemies. Today, the century-old landmark houses one of the most prized hidden gems in Selangor, the Altingsburg Lighthouse. The once sturdy fortress is now an iconic tourist spot contributing to the state’s economy. Approximately less than 4km radius from the historical monument, lies the iconic Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Sky Mirror Jetty, Firefly Park and eagle feeding, to name a few.

Dato’ Mahmud said that the resort offers the perfect retreat for those wishing to enjoy a break while appreciating beautiful local attractions at a relaxing pace. “De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy our beautiful tropical sunshine, wide open spaces and fresh air, and the recent refurbishments will offer them all the comforts of home too.”

De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor is wholly owned by PKNS. It began operations on 23rd August 1997. Surrounded by natural attractions, the resort offers 62 rooms at attractive rates for guests. With its strategic location, the resort keeps guests connected to the pulse of Kuala Selangor. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, free self-parking and a coffee house, the resort provides contemporary comforts that create a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

De Palma Hotel Eco Resort Kuala Selangor is located at Jalan Tanjung Keramat, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor. For bookings or more information, contact: 03-3289 7070.

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