Set amidst the green rainforest hill and a pristine white sand beach of Kuah, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is among the handful luxurious resorts established in the holiday island of Langkawi. Fronting the crystal clear bluish water of the Andaman Sea, the tropical resort is also located close to the main jetty and the town centre of Kuah.
Major refurbishment work was initiated by the new resort operator, The Westin of the former Sheraton Perdana Langkawi resort building that was completed back in 1996. The redevelopment saw the addition of new facilities and interior uplift while keeping the significant architectural roof form and exterior building elements.
On top of the full-fledged resort facilities such as the spa, gymnasium, game courts, and swimming pool, the redevelopment include the new beachfront design and exclusive hotel villas with private pools. The Westin’s design requires contemporary clean lines and geometry for its interior spaces. This idea was further extended to include the reshaping of the existing curvaceous pool into a rectilinear geometry with an infinity edge.
Largely influenced by tropical climate and surroundings, the undulating sweep roof of the resort building pays homage to the vernacular architecture of Malaysia. The long and high double pitch roof, akin to the bumbung panjang roof of the traditional Malay house, protrudes an overhanging roof over the deep balconies and veranda way. The timeless roof form gives an expansive space underneath it for the dining area of Breeze Lounge.