One&Only Desaru Coast Introduces Ember Beach Club with Dining by Chef Andrew Walsh
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One&Only Desaru Coast will unveil Malaysia’s ultimate beach club, with dining helmed by critically-acclaimed Chef Andrew Walsh. Perched on the edge of the secluded coastline, amidst lush greenery, Ember Beach Club will be a revered destination for …
One&Only Desaru Coast Introduces Ultra-Luxury to South-East Asia
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Nestled on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia, between lush rainforests and the South China Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast is a spectacular tropical retreat that embodies the essence of her location, known as the ‘village of palms’. Spread across …
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Set along the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia, One&Only Desaru Coast spans 128 acres, nestled between lush rainforests and the azure waters of Desaru. The resort also boasts a 1.5-kilometre secluded coastline with uninterrupted views of the South China Sea. Drawing inspiration from Malay culture, One&Only Desaru Coast retains the authenticity of the destination’s architectural heritage. Award-winning Kerry Hill Architects created a modern interpretation of the traditional Malay kampung, boasting a collection of 42 Junior Suites, two expansive two-bedroom Grand Suites and a four-bedroom Villa One.
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One&Only, which has its presence in countries such as Mexico, Mauritius, and South Africa, is expanding its presence around the world. Apart from the Desaru resort, it is also establishing resorts in Montenegro, Mexico and Greece. Its 128-acre Desaru beachfront development will include 42 suites, two luxury suites and a four-bedroom villa. In addition, 50 One&Only private homes will also be available for purchase.
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This was one of the last projects from the late, great architect Kerry Hill, whose roll-call includes the sharp, striking Aman Tokyo and the jungly classic Datai Langkawi. Known for his fusion of cultural traditions and technical precision, Hill laid the foundations for a wildly copied contemporary style. This, his final play on a modern tropical aesthetic, is rooted to the location and draws on both the kampung, or village, vernacular and Malaysia’s black- and-white colonia-era mansions. There are imposing triple-height pavilions with timber shutters, walls of windows and brushed-steel ceilings. From the lobby, your gaze is channelled down a wide, steep stone staircase to a break in the treeline and a tantalising first glimpse of the South China Sea. It is a suitably theatrical archi- tectural flourish on which the old master can bow out with pride.