Welcome to the Jungle: Best Western Opens a Malaysian Eco-Resort
Yes, you read correctly. Best Western has upped their game and opened up their first eco-resort in Malaysia, as part of the Best Western Premier Collection. It's a luxury resort that is both environmentally-friendly and the perfectly tropical for the ultimate in relaxation. And with a name like The Haven, it can't go wrong.
The 100-room resort north of Kuala Lumpur is in the middle of geological formations dating back 280 million years, surrounded by limestone hills, the Bintang and Kledang Mountains and the rivers of Perka and Kinta. As a sustainable resort, The Haven uses 100 percent renewable energy by harnessing the power of the wind and sun; one of the first hotels in Malaysia to do so.
Guests will be able to soak up a little slice of paradise at the four-level, lagoon-style pool and the private tropical gardens. This isn't your parents' Best Western since each room will serve up panoramic views of the lake while still staying tech savvy with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.
If you can pull yourself away from pool-side cocktails, a wealth of man-made and natural must-sees are just minutes away. From caves and river walks to hot springs, golf courses, and temples are all within about 15 miles from the hotel. And in case you need a line out to civilization, that includes shopping malls too.
Rates for standard rooms start at $108 USD per night with the premium views hovering around $188 USD.
[Photos: Best Western Premier Ipoh]