The 323-villa Grand Lexis, whose Balinese-inspired units come with private pools, was officially opened in Port Dickson recently. The five-star hotel, previously known as the Legend International Water Homes, and which commands a majestic view of the Malacca Straits, now offers tourists 166 water homes, 118 garden homes and 39 skypool villas to choose from to make their stay a memorable one.
The hotel as well as its sister property The Lexis Port Dickson located adjacent to it were built by KL Metro (KLM) Group at a cost of RM300mil and were already landmarks in this resort town. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who launched the renaming ceremony said the popularity of both the properties would complement the state government’s efforts to boost tourism here.
He said the fact that the two hotels had received some 550,000 guests with more than half being foreigners, was testimony that Port Dickson was an attractive holiday destination. Since opening its doors in November 2009, Grand Lexis has attracted tourists from 59 countries, with the majority being from the Asia-Pacific region.
“The state government has also come up with a blueprint prohibiting the setting up of any form of industries along the popular beach stretches here and for more concerted efforts to boost tourism related activites,” he said.
Mohamad said since the Federal Government has approved the construction of the KLIA-Seremban expressway under the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015), hoteliers should take advantage of this as travel time between the airport and the resort town would be reduced by half.