about the restoration


The Datai Langkawi has embarked on an extensive renovation from 4 September 2017, signifying the most substantial enhancement project since its inception over 23 years ago. 

The redesign will include renovations to the resort’s guestrooms, suites and villas; the construction of a Nature Centre; additional spa pavilions; a refreshed retail space; and a fitness centre by the beach as well as an overall enhancement of the landscaping.

In order to fully execute and expedite the extensive renovation, The Datai Langkawi is will be closed for approximately 10 months from 4 September 2017 and is scheduled to reopen in July 2018. 

The overall reconfiguration and creative overtures will continue to juxtapose the natural beauty of the locale with understated functional modern amenities. The new interiors will ensure the ultimate in comfort and style are combined with the facilities that discerning luxury travellers expect.  The additional spa pavilions and fitness centre by the beach will further enhance the resort’s offering, while the dramatic arrival experience, integrated with the extraordinary tropical surroundings will be heightened with new world-class service standards.  An increased focus on sustainability is underpinned by the construction of a dedicated Nature Centre, which will be run by the resort’s renowned resident naturalist, Irshad Mobarak.  

Upon completion of the project, the refreshed look and feel of the resort is set to personify the resort’s signature luxury hideaway that distinctively reaffirms The Datai Langkawi as Malaysia’s most sought-after destination with unrivalled luxury experience. 


about The designer

To ensure the resort retains its much loved ‘Datai DNA’, the management has appointed renowned interior designer Didier Lefort of DL2A, who along with visionary Australian architect Kerry Hill, was responsible for the original designs that won the Aga Khan award at launch in 1993. 

Didier Lefort is the founder of D.L.2.A, an architecture and interior design agency based in France. Lefort and his team specialises in top range projects and is recognised well over 17 countries in 5 continents.