Asia’s largest Hard Rock Hotel to open at King’s Park Genting Highlands

Asia’s largest Hard Rock Hotel is set to open at King’s Park Genting Highlands in 2027.

The historic milestone was achieved yesterday as HR Resort & Residences Sdn Bhd had broken new ground with the signing of an agreement with the globally acclaimed Hard Rock brand, known for its rock ‘n’ roll heritage, entertainment, and hospitality.

Located in the heart of the 130-million-year-old tropical jungle on the mid-hills of Genting Highlands, HR Hotel & Residences Sdn Bhd aims to introduce a world-class entertainment experience by fusing the tenacious spirit of Hard Rock with the unparalleled beauty of King’s Park, an integrated entertainment hub and the first Central Business District (CBD) at 1,000m above the sea level with 365 days of cool weather.

Being the third Hard Rock Hotel in Malaysia aside from the ones in Penang and Desaru, Johor, the blueprint for the legendary Hard Rock Hotel in King’s Park, Genting Highlands is set to have 1001 of the most luxuriously appointed hotel rooms and suites in Asia.

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is one of the two Malaysian hotels of the brand
The other being in the Pearl of the Orient – Penang

“This partnership marks a monumental milestone in the world of hospitality,” stated Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park. “Our focus is on creating an unforgettable adventure that fuses the best of high-end design with the freewheeling energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Here at King’s Park, the soon-to-be-open Hard Rock Genting Highlands in Malaysia will represent the pinnacle of high-energy fun, luxury, and elegance for solo travelers, groups of friends, and families alike. When this spectacular hotel opens its doors in 2027, we will be sure to take centre stage alongside our wonderful partners at Hard Rock International in stunning the globe, and showing the world that indeed, the spirit of Rock is very, very much alive.”

The eminent King’s Park is positioned at a practical 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur and is indeed as much a shining beacon of commercial excitement as it is a relaxing haven.

This massive RM10 billion gross development value project is set up well to take advantage of the improving investment climate in the heart of Genting. A staggering 53 million tourists are expected to visit Genting Highlands by 2026, with a catchment area of nearly 700,000 people within a 5-kilometer radius.

Agreement sealed by Mr Todd Hricko, Hard Rock International Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Development and Mr Lim Kim Chai, Chairman, HR Resort & Residences. Witnessing the signing: (left to right) Mr Edward Chan, Senior Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific, Hotel Development of Hard Rock International, Datuk Wira Jayandren Subramaniam, Group CEO & Co-Founder of King’s Park and Mr Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park.

The project also plans to include a halal retail zone and a halal luxury boutique hotel that will welcome Muslim guests from all around the world. This promotes cultural awareness, inclusion and diversity by capitalising on the expanding demand for halal-friendly vacation spots and eateries.

King’s Park will have a large area set aside for eco-sports and mountain biking routes, perfect for thrill and adventure-seekers alike. Other attractions such as branded theme parks and the world’s largest terrarium, which spans an astonishing 600 meters, are also within easy walking distance, adding to the charm of King’s Park.

The inauguration of Accor’s famous Swissôtel brand within King’s Park Genting Highlands in 2028 will dovetail around the much-anticipated Hard Rock Genting Highlands, which is scheduled for a grand opening in 2027.