Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Malaysia to get Asia's first Legoland Hotel

Legoland's Mr Siegfried Boerst (back seat of car) enjoying a ride at the $296 million park with Iskandar Investment president and chief executive Syed Mohamed Ibrahim (right) and Mr Muhammad Zainal Ashikin Rejab, chief executive of IDR Resorts, a member company of Iskandar Investment involved in the project. -- PHOTO: LEGOLAND MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Asia's first Legoland Hotel is to open in Malaysia in 2014 next to a theme park dedicated to the popular children's building bricks, the developers said on Tuesday.

Groundwork for the hotel in southern Johor state - the world's fourth Legoland hotel - began last month, developer Merlin Entertainments Groups and LL Themed Hotel said in a statement.
The hotel will be constructed out of more conventional building materials and will be built next to the Legoland theme park, which is due to open at the end of this year. The developers said they were hoping to attract local and international travellers.
'It will bring Lego to life with imaginative theming and a host of child-friendly features from low counters in the restaurant to treasure chests full of Lego in the bedrooms,' the statement said.

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