Marriott International Inc. has announced the opening of its first rainforest resort in Asia Pacific at Mulu in Sarawak, Malaysia. The opening of the 101-room Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa marks the second property under the flagship of Marriott Hotels brand on the Island of Borneo, and the eighth for Marriott International in Malaysia.
Mulu is known for its untouched rainforests, and largest natural cave formations in the world. It is one of Malaysia’s four UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Inspired by the “Marriott Modern” design philosophy, Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa actually takes the location of the former 20-year-old Royal Mulu Resort. The property was built in style based on the alignment of ethnic long houses. Groups of rooms are connected by wooden walkways that allow guests to feel as much a part of this rainforest as the native Belian people. Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is further complemented by the views of the banks of the Melinau River.
As a part of Marriott Hotel’s transformation, the brand’s signature Greatroom and the resorts River Bar are an open and flexible space with sofa chairs and tables of different sizes, height and design.
The newly enhanced resort offers rooms and suites with private balconies, showcasing scenic Melinau River and the greenery of the rainforest. All bathrooms of Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa have Thann amenities.
For events, the rainforest resort has a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 people, a business center boardroom, a multi-functional room, and a riverfront garden.
Other amenities include: Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, which features a range of wellness options, an outdoor 15-meter lap swimming pool, a gym overlooking the rainforest, a Mandara Spa, and an activities center.
Dining offerings include: the M-Café, offering alfresco options on a terrace by the swimming pool; and the River Bar, overlooking the Melinau River Lounge.