Didier Lefort to lead The Datai Langkawi’s 10-month renovation starting in Sept.

The Datai Langkawi will be closed for approximately 10 months and upgrades are scheduled to be completed in Summer 2018.

In Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is set to begin an extensive renovation starting September 4. The management is working with interior designer Didier Lefort of DL2A, which—along with Australian architect Kerry Hill—was responsible for the original designs of the property that opened in 1993.

The redesign will include renovations to the resort’s guestrooms, suites and villas; construction of a nature center; additional spa pavilions; a refreshed retail space; a fitness center by the beach; as well as an overall enhancement of the landscaping.

Interior designer Lefort will oversee the overall design concept for The Datai Langkawi, including managing the structure of the additional spa villas and the new fitness center, as well as the remodeling and interiors of the resort’s guestrooms, suites and villas. 


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The property will include spa pavilions and a fitness center by the beach. The arrival experience will be integrated with elements from the tropical surroundings.

An increased focus on sustainability will also be underpinned by the construction of a dedicated nature center, which will be run by the resort’s resident naturalist, Irshad Mobarak.

The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the Langkawi island in Malaysia, and has 54 rooms, 42 rainforest villas, 12 suites and 14 beach villas. The hotel is managed by Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels.

While the renovation is in progress, the Datai Langkawi will be closed for approximately 10 months. The upgrades are scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018.