A revitalised Sunway Resort at Sunway City will reopen in phases from this month to unveil new accommodation categories and fresh guest experiences.
The US$60 million transformation of Sunway Resort, which began in early 2020, will deliver 12 new room and suite categories, a new lobby with 24k gold leaf ceilings, landscaped pools with underwater speakers, and the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill to be located outside London.
Technology is utilised throughout the property to enhance the guest experience, starting with contactless check-in and keyless room entry, and carrying through to a custom-built app with multiple functions that guests will find useful.
Sunway Resort also deploys specialist iButlers that will set up devices, offer demonstrations, and deliver nifty gadgets such as Harman Kardon headphones and sound bars.
Guests can expect spa-inspired bathrooms, which feature a walk-in chromotherapy shower that uses colour and light as a restorative therapy, as well as a free-standing bathtub.
With sustainability being a driving philosophy at Sunway, the transformation has brought in advanced air-conditioning systems, smart curtains, solar panels and motion-sensor LED lighting to further improve energy efficiency. The use of plastic bags has been discontinued, and an urban hydroponic farm by Sunway XFarms supplies healthy, farm-fresh produce to the resort’s restaurants.
Alex Castaldi, senior general manager of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotels, said in a press statement that one of the “truly unique” aspects of Sunway Resort’s transformation is the introduction of bespoke room categories for corporate travellers, families and wellness seekers.
The Corporate Suites feature a fully-connected office space with essential amenities such as a printer, scanner and wireless chargers, while the Wellness Suite is equipped with in-room fitness equipment and an ambient sound and light machine to support deep sleep.
The Family Fun Suite showcases the latest in virtual entertainment, including a multi-player game console and a karaoke machine.