Pan Pacific Hotels Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based hotel and property company UOL Group, has signed a management agreement with Gagasan Langkawi to open the 262-room PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort in Malaysia.

The new property, which is scheduled to open in 2017, joins three other PARKROYAL properties in Kuala Lumpur and Penang to further strengthen the brand in Malaysia.

The hotel will feature 253 rooms and nine villas. It will also include an extensive range of facilities including an all-day dining restaurant and a speciality restaurant.

The property will also feature a beach bar, spa, gymnasium, family lounge, ballroom, meeting rooms and outdoor swimming pools.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group CEO Bernold O. Schroeder said that Malaysia has been earmarked as one of the group’s key growth markets within Asia Pacific.

"The new property is scheduled to open in 2017."

"With its strategic location and menu of unique customer offerings, PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort is well poised to uphold the PARKROYAL promise to be ‘Your Trusted Local Companion’, connecting guests to the many authentic cultural, dining and entertainment experiences that the beautiful island of Langkawi has to offer," Bernold added.

The signing for PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort comes on the heels of Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s recent announcement of its rapid expansion across Asia Pacific.

The group is looking to open four more PARKROYAL hotels as well as three Pan Pacific hotels in Australia, China, Indonesia and Myanmar over the next three years.