RM7m luxury villas in the works for Bertam Resort and Water Park Penang
12 Sep 2023
Works on the third phase of the five-star Bertam Resort and Water Park Penang here, infused with the elements of Moorish architecture, will begin next month.
Maritime Waterfront Suites Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Mohamed Iqbal S. Habeeb Noohu said the works, at a cost of RM7 million, would entail the construction of luxury villas with a wellness concept.
He said it would involve the construction of 16 luxury villas.
One of the luxury villas would be turned into a wellness treatment facility.
“We expect works to take between six and nine months.
“In this third phase, with the luxury concept, we hope to tap the international market,” he told newsmen prior to the grand opening of the Bertam Resort and Water Park Penang.
Present to grace the opening was Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak.
Also present was his consort Toh Puan Khadijah Mohd Nor.
Others present included Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Dr Mohamad Abdul Hamid.
The first and second phase of the construction of the Bertam Resort and Water Park Penang involved the construction of the 300-room resort and water park.
The RM90 million project, built on an eight-hectare plot, is owned and managed by Maritime Waterfront Suites.
It opened its doors to the public in December last year.
About 15 years ago, the site where the Bertam Resort and Water Park Penang now sits used to be an abandoned building, until Maritime Waterfront Suites came into the picture in 2019 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Elaborating, Mohamed Iqbal said on average, the resort welcomed about 15,000 guests every month.
“We have been receiving overwhelming response and looking at full occupancy until the end of the year.
“Our guests are mainly from Penang and the neighbouring states of Kedah and Perlis during the weekends, namely Friday until Sunday.
“During school holidays, we also receive guests from as far as Johor,” he added.
Asked if he has plans to expand outside of Penang, Mohamed Iqbal said he was looking at the possibility in two to three years time.
“We are looking at recouping our investments in the next two years, thereafter, we are looking at expanding our business,” he said.
Bertam Resort and Water Park Penang is rated five-star. At last night’s event, it also received a recognition from the Malaysian Book of Records for having the longest pool in its pool suites. There are five such rooms.
Room prices range from RM360 until RM5,000.