By THE STAR
KEPALA BATAS: The hometown of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will have a new landmark when the five-star Abedeen Resort opens its door in January.
Construction work on the 323-room resort on 25ha was complete and only some infrastructure work, including road construction was left, said Unik Terbilang Sdn Bhd group managing director Abdul Wahid Mahbut.
A wholly bumiputra-owned company, Unik Terbilang owns the resort.
Wahid said besides five-star accommodation and facilities, the resort also offered three- and four-star room packages.
“Under the five-star Perdana Villa, we have 32 suites including four presidential suites. There are 131 rooms under the Perdana Resort four-star category while Idaman Resort offers 160 three-star rooms.
“The resort design is based on Malay traditional architectural style.
“We want our guests to feel the Malay heritage ambience when they stay in the resort,” he said at the resort’s Hari Raya open house on Saturday.
The resort is expected to be opened by the Prime Minister in February.
Wahid said Unik Terbilang expected 60% to 70% occupancy at the resort when it was fully operational.
He also said the resort would have a water theme park that would be opened to the public.