Evolving with today’s demands for lifestyle-incorporated vacations, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor is uniquely poised to provide an integrated experience of comfort, luxury, business, recreation, spa, golf, adventure, and so much more – promising a concept of leisure, re-defined. It is the accommodation arm supporting extensive Palm Resort, reputed to be one of the most complete resort destinations in the country. Hidden away amongst luxuriant golf greens and verdant, tropical landscapes, it sits in a world divided from the hustle and bustle of city life, but just a three-minute drive from the Senai International Airport, the southern commercial aviation hub.
Even more strategic is its easy accessibility of the Second-Link Highway to Singapore, the nearest exit of which is just 5 minutes’ away. Puteri Harbour, Hello Kitty Town, Legoland as well as Johor’s new Administrative Centre is 30 – 45 minutes’ drive along the same route, while the branded shopping haven, Johor Premium Outlets, is only 10 minutes away.
The Le Grandeur has a total number of 330 rooms and suites, with natural views of either the golf course, the swimming pool or of lush tropical gardens. The signatures are spacious rooms and large, comfortable beds within four stories of typical Malaysian rustic architecture surrounded by Palms.
The hotel is part of a sprawling resort totaling 800 acres that include three 18-hole golf courses. The courses were designed by Hiromasa Inagawa but later re-designed by Ronald Fream. The golf courses are named after Malaysia flora i.e. Allamanda, Cempaka, and Melati. Each course has its unique own unique challenge and signature holes. It is supported by a Clubhouse with male and female changing rooms with private lounges, shower units, and separate dressing cubicles and sauna and Jacuzzi; and food & beverage outlets as well as function rooms.
The resort is endowed with its own standalone and self- contained sports and leisure center that has an eight-lane bowling alley, table tennis, board games, billiards, squash courts, pool facing gymnasium, children’s indoor playground, and a rock-climbing wall. There are options for outdoor surrounds and activities such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, children wading pool, and tennis courts. There is also a driving range.
There are also many choices for guests to dine at the hotel – Sobasei Japanese Restaurant which is a fusion together with Xin Shan Long Chinese Restaurant, a Lobby Grill featuring Western fine dining in the evenings, a Delicatessen, and the Ishwara Terrace that offers local as well as International buffets.
Other than golf, Palm Resort is poised as a MICE destination. Function and meeting space can range from as small as a boardroom for 20 persons to as large as 1000 people by the poolside. There are multiple meeting rooms, large and small, spread over both the Convention Centre at the hotel as well as the Clubhouse – able to cater to diverse requirements, while the sports and leisure team are trained to provide outdoor teambuilding, races, hunts, water-based matches, and activities.
For more information, please log on to palmresort.com.
*This originally appeared in The Expat magazine, August 2018.