Best Western announces eco-resort in Ipoh, Malaysia

Best Western International unveiled a new luxury resort in Malaysia. Located among the jungle-clad hills of the Malay Peninsula, Best Western Premier The Haven, Ipoh, is designed to appeal to nature lovers.

The resort offers 100 rooms and suites, all with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also has multiple leisure facilities, including a four-level lagoon-style swimming pool, tropical gardens, a jogging track, barbecue and picnic areas, a gymnasium, badminton and tennis courts, a children's playground, café and restaurant.

In keeping with the resort's natural landscape, Best Western Premier The Haven, Ipoh, also showcases environmental credentials. It is one of the first properties in Malaysia to use 100 percent renewable energy, by harnessing the power of the wind and sun. The resort also harvests rainwater to use elsewhere in the property.

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Best Western Premier The Haven, Ipoh, is Best Western's fourth hotel in Malaysia, following existing properties in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. The company is planning a major expansion across the country in the coming months, with new hotels scheduled to open in Melaka, Port Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and the Genting Highlands, as well as two more properties in Kuala Lumpur.