Club Med sets foot in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, 3 December 2019: All-inclusive holidays specialist, Club Med will open its first resort outside Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia’s Sabah state in late 2022,

Located at Kuala Penyu Beach, a 90-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport the Club Med resort will have 400 rooms and 40 suites that will be sold under the brand’s Club Med Exclusive Collection space.

Owners, Golden Sands Beach Resort City Sdn Bhd (GSBR) are developing the property that will be the brand’s first large-scale sustainably-built BREEAM-certified beach resort in the Asia Pacific.

It will be Club Med’s second resort in Malaysia, after Club Med Cherating Beach, an eco-nature resort located in Pahang state.

“The Club Med spirit has always been to create new resorts that seamlessly blend into naturally beautiful locations and become discoverable bucket list destinations in their own right,” said  President of Club Med president Henri Giscard d’Estaing. 

GSBRC is a Sabah based company formed specifically to bring a Club Med to Borneo island. It’s part of a group that focuses on hospitality and property developments in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur.

Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu will cover 41 acres of land flanked by tropical rainforests and fronted by kilometres of beach.

Facilities will include an all-day buffet restaurant and a Gourmet Lounge speciality restaurant. The resort will offer the range of Club Med facilities, including up to 30 types of land and water sports.

Construction will focus on minimising the environmental footprint through energy efficiency, treating and recycling water, promoting renewable energy sources and waste recycling techniques. Its partnership with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for Club Med Borneo Kota Kinabalu from the outset will create a benchmark for Club Med to construct new resorts that meet stringent BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) standards.

Club Med operates nearly 70 resorts in 30 countries around the world.