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A historic milestone was achieved when HR Resort & Residences Sdn Bhd broke new ground with the signing of an agreement with the globally acclaimed Hard Rock brand, bringing the renowned hotel chain to King’s Park. Hard Rock Genting Highlands will be the largest Hard Rock Hotel in Asia and will open in 2027.

Mr Todd Hricko, Hard Rock International Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development
and Mr Lim Kim Chai, Chairman, HR Resort & Residences sealed the agreement, witnessed by Mr Edward Chan, Senior Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific, Hotel Development of Hard Rock International, Datuk Wira Jayandren Subramaniam Group CEO & Co-Founder of King’s Park and Mr Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park.

King’s Park is an integrated entertainment hub and the first Central Business District (CBD) at 1,000 m above the sea level with 365 days of cool weather. Located in the heart of the 130-million-year-old tropical jungle on the mid-hills of Genting Highlands, HR Hotel & Residences Sdn Bhd wants to introduce a world-class entertainment experience by fusing the tenacious spirit of Hard Rock with the unparalleled beauty of King’s Park.

Thanks to this partnership, the blueprint for the legendary Hard Rock Hotel is now set in stone in King’s Park, Genting Highlands. It will have 1001 of the most luxuriously appointed hotel rooms and suites in Asia.

This partnership marks a monumental milestone in the world of hospitality,” stated Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park. “Our focus is on creating an unforgettable adventure that fuses the best of high-end design with the freewheeling energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Here at King’s Park, the soon-to-be-opened Hard Rock Genting Highlands in Malaysia will represent the pinnacle of high-energy fun, luxury, and elegance for solo travelers, groups of friends, and families alike. When this spectacular hotel opens its doors in 2027, we will be sure to take centrestage alongside our wonderful partners at Hard Rock International in stunning the globe, and showing the world that indeed, the spirit of Rock is very, very much alive.

He continued, “I too am an avid guitar player with a deep love for rock and guitar-based music. Thus, it is with enormous pride and venerable excitement that we’ve constructed a concept for Hard Rock Genting Highlands to make it the largest in Asia. There would be nowhere else that boasts this many Hard Rock branded rooms which would make it stand distinctly apart from its global equivalents. With its exquisite location at an amazing height of 1000m above sea level, we are confident that this business will be a central pillar amongst the attractions at King’s Park and also a pioneering gem in the renowned Hard Rock tradition.”

Sean also expressed that he believes the upcoming Hard Rock Genting Highlands hotel will spur economic growth and significantly improve the quality of life in Pahang and the surrounding states.

In his address, Todd Hricko, Hard Rock International Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development, remarked, “We take enormous delight in the fact that King’s Park will be home to another iconic property for Hard Rock, holding the distinction of the largest in Asia. This strengthens Hard Rock’s position and profile in the area. Here at Hard Rock, our success is predicated on a love of music and is the perfect synthesis of enjoyment and amusement.
Our essence lies in developing the exact experiences people seek for, and I wholeheartedly believe that King’s Park, with its abundant options, would irresistibly lure persons to share in joy, savour drinks and culinary delights, and liberally indulge in adventures. We believe King’s Park to be the embodiment of these essential qualities, and we are ecstatic to have established such a pivotal cooperation with HR Resort & Residences.

The Hard Rock Genting Highlands Hotel is planning to open with an amazing 371 opulent hotel rooms and 630 suites, giving guests an exceptionally experiential stay. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s 200 square meter retail space, affectionately referred to as the “Rock Shop,” as well as the heated swimming pool, diverse dining options, Rock Spa, and nightly Rock ‘n’ Roll excitement in the hotel’s stylish lounge and bar. Visitors to this carefully chosen area will be able to purchase one-of-a-kind Hard Rock souvenirs, infused with an unmistakable Hard Rock swag, to take home as a memento.

A historic milestone to be proud of.
(From left) Mr Lim Kim Chai, Chairman, HR Resort & Residences, Mr Todd Hricko, Hard Rock International Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development, Datuk Wira Jayandren Subramaniam, Group CEO & Co-Founder of King’s Park, Datuk Seri Michael Yong, Co-Founder of King’s Park, Mr Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park and Mr Edward Chan, Senior Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific, Hotel Development of Hard Rock International.

Many were excited hearing about King’s Park and its mega plans. And why wouldn’t they be? Positioned at a practical 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, it is as much a shining beacon of commercial excitement as it is a relaxing haven. It’s a colossal mega development that takes advantage of the booming tourism industry in the region thanks to a successful partnership between Yuk Tung Group and the Association for the Promotion of Higher Education in Malaysia (APHEM). Set to become Genting Highland’s first Central Business District (CBD), it spans a massive 61 hectares of freehold land and has an integrated entertainment hub that seamlessly combines commercial experiences with recreational delights.

This massive RM10 billion gross development value project is set up well to take advantage of the improving investment climate in the heart of Genting. A staggering 53 million tourists are expected to visit Genting Highlands by 2026, with a catchment area of nearly 700,000 people within a 5km radius. Taking cues from colonial and historical architecture, King’s Park development displays a state-of-the-art 2,000m long pedestrian boulevard with a 500m riverside patio and a total of 360 businesses spread throughout 12 beautifully built blocks. The approximately 18,680 square meters of ‘Truly Asia Cultural Streets’ is an ode to our rich East-Asian heritage, adding to the splendour of King’s Park. The project also plans to include a halal retail zone and a halal luxury boutique hotel that will welcome Muslim guests from all around the world. This promotes cultural awareness, inclusion and diversity by capitalizing on the expanding demand for halal-friendly vacation spots and eateries.

King’s Park will also have a large area set aside for eco-sports and mountain biking routes. Other attractions such as branded theme parks and the world’s largest terrarium, which spans an astonishing 600 meters, will also be within easy walking distance.

Please visit www.kingspark.com.my or call +601162216168 to learn more about King’s Park.

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