Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort is the first of Minor International PCL Company (Mint) in Malaysia, but the property will not be the last of their investments in this country.
American born billionaire and owner William Ellwood Heinecke, who arrived in his private jet, said he has set his sights on Malaysia.
“Sepang is a wonderful opportunity and a perfect getaway as a luxury hotel in this region. I believe the resort will attract many tourists,” he said.
“This venture marks an important milestone for the chain in this country,” he added.
The complex, which previously operated as Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort and Spa, underwent a remodeling RM15mil.
It has 392 rooms with contemporary-inspired Polynesian sea front, five restaurants, a spa, butler service, private buggy service and a ballroom 840sq meters, the third largest in Malaysia.
Heinecke, a Thai national, who is also president and CEO Mint, said the rebranding officially marked the hotel as one of the five hotels managed by Minor Hotel Group (MHG).
The signing ceremony, the official appointment MHG to manage the property was witnessed by Tengku Sulaiman Shah, CEO of Sepang Goldcoast Group MC Wong, president Sepang Goldcoast Yanki Regan, CEO Minor Hotel Group Dhilip Rajakarier and CEO Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort Thomas Fehlbier .
MHG is a hotel owner, operator and investor. It has more than 100 hotels, resorts and suites in operation under Anantara, Avani, Per Aquum, Oaks, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands in 14 countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Mint focuses on three core businesses – restaurants, hotels and life style brands distribution. It is one of the largest restaurant companies in Asia with more than 1,500 outlets operating in 19 countries under the Company Pizza, Swensen of, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, ribs and rumps and Riverside marks.
The tycoon, who has more than 45,000 personnel under his company, attributes his success to his great team.
“This success is not mine alone. It’s a great pleasure to work with an excellent team. All my staff is like my children. I make a point to hire executives who are smarter than me and remove mediocre staff. Only then you can see your company grow. Otherwise, the company will shrink,” said this 65-year-old businessman, who is worth US$1bil as of July 2013, according to Forbes’ rich list.
Heinecke Juvenile Group founded in l967 and after three decades, was extended to 30 companies. He has been chairman of the Mint since 1979.
Since acquiring its first hotel, the Royal Garden Resort in Pattaya in 1978, Mint has become one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Running a hotel and a restaurant has similar rewards. It goes back to customers’ satisfaction. I always feel the most rewarding part in this business is staff development. I enjoy seeing how my staff rise from the ranks and become senior executives. It is also exciting to see how I’ve touched so many lives in all my 35 years,” Heinecke said, which has acquired more than 100 hotels and resorts, 1,300 restaurants and 200 retail outlets trading.
Minor Holdings Group became the Minor Group in the next four decades, covering more than 30 companies. In 1991, he renounced his American citizenship for Thai, a decision he never regretted.
At 50, Heinecke was the owner of a vast business empire and became the man most successful foreign business in Thailand and one of the most talked-about business expatriates in Southeast Asia.
Heineicke a highly respected figure in the business community in Thailand, was recently honored with the Asia’s Leading Travel Personality award, the driving force behind the world’s leading brands under the umbrella of the Minor Group.
SEPANG: Minister for Tourism and Culture, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz commended Sepang PAS MP Mohamed Hanipa Maidin that often raised the issue of the concentration of the tourism industry in Sepang.
Besides Hanipa, he also thanked the Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, who is also active raising it in the House of Representatives.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of Parliament and Seputeh MP Sepang because often raised in Parliament on the subject of tourism in Sepang, and they asked me a lot of time traveling to Sepang to see interesting places here that need to be developed as a tourist destination, “he said.
He said in his speech at Avani Gold Coast yesterday to make day trips to explore and see the interesting areas to develop as a tourist destination.
In his speech to thank the Gold Coast Avani especially Mr. Yanki who have invested so much money to develop the Gold Coast tourist destination.
He also promised that the Ministry will give full support to the Government to allocate adequate in the plan to develop Sepang under 11th Malaysia plan after one of the main tourist destinations in Malaysia due to its strategic location and proximity to the international airport budgets.
Earlier, during the debate in the House of Representatives, Hanipa has repeatedly asked the government to pay more attention to Sepang as a tourist destination due to Sepang is the main entry of tourists to the country.
He also pointed out that many exciting destinations and tourism products in Sepang has developed rapidly, although there are tourist destinations that attract the international community in an international sports festival Sail Batu Laut held every year.
He also urged the government to improve roads in Sepang, especially the roads leading to tourist destinations in Sepang.
Visit today is a representative government minister Selangor State Economic Planning Unit Datuk Roslan and Assemblywoman Teresa Kok.
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Stretching almost a kilometer into the sheltered waters of the Straits of Malacca, Sepang Gold Coast Resort AVANI reveals the soul of the target fusion tradition with contemporary design. The resort offers spacious villas designed comfortable in water, which gives a feeling of being “away from it all” while walking accessibility from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Looking for that inspiring tropical experience? AVANI Sepang Gold Coast is about the details that matter, relaxing and exciting, diverse dining and entertainment options, a pool overlooking the ocean, extreme sports, beach activities and health spa, there is something unique for everyone.
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Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is a 35 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Putrajaya is a 45 minute drive away. Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort stretches out from the Sepang coastline, almost a kilometer into the sheltered waters of the Straits of Malacca.
Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort offer with 392 luxuriously appointed sea villas that shape a palm tree. With minimum impact to the environment and touted to be the first eco-friendly sea-hotel in the world, Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is a 5 star haven of peace, perfect for eco adventure, non-motorized water sports, family-friendly fun or to just relax and unwind.
Not compromising on quality, their award winning sea villas offer luxurious, spacious accommodation that feature a fusion of tradition and modernity in its interior designs. Within easy proximity of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort reveals the soul of its destination with the warmth of Malaysian welcome and the sophistication of service showcasing culinary arts in authentic local delicacies.
There is also gym in the resort. Surprisingly there are many people who use the gym and definitely a place to go to see if you like sweat and build those muscles. You might even bump into someone to talk to. Ahemzz .. certainly convenient for a person like me gym.
My thoughts on Outside the Villa at night
Even at night, there are still activities that can be done. Gym is definitely one of them. Sometimes, listening to the waves on the balcony is a good enough therapy. If only there was a common room for a game of table games, darts. That would have been a complete relaxation.
If you prefer to eat outdoors with a breeze revitalizing sea and stunning coastal views, or the comfort of an air conditioned environment, with style, we can tempt you with casual and fine dining, and world flavors or local tastes exotic. In Sepang Goldcoast AVANI Resort can enjoy a rewarding option and delicious food for thought.
Five restaurants and two bars set on the coast and in the palm of water offer interesting perspectives. For casual tropical tastes, look no further than refreshing drinks and snacks by the pool next to the beach or happiness. Our bars provide the simple romantic sunset cocktails. Restaurants with charming decor and a sociable atmosphere make dining a homely affair. Recipes explosion of flavors are made from the freshest local ingredients and served on delicious buffets, flame grilled barbecue delicacies and menus of classic and contemporary creations.
So when you want to take it easy and enjoy the comfortable intimacy, their comprehensive catering room offers your favorite drinks, snacks and delicious meals to your door, if you please.