Forest City opens second hotel, launches sale of villas at golf resort

/ EdgeProp
November 13, 2017 10:00 AM SGT
Guests look at a scale model of Forest City Golf Resort at the lobby of Forest City Golf Hotel (Credit: CGPV)
Nov 5 marked the soft opening of Forest City Golf Hotel in Iskandar Malaysia. The 305-room hotel, located in the 800ha Forest City Golf Resort, is the second to open in the second phase of Country Garden Pacificview’s (CGPV) Forest City project, which covers 3,000ha and costs US$100 billion ($136.4 billion). On the same day, the golf resort exhibition area was launched at the lobby of the hotel. Set amid nature, the golf resort comprises nearly 2,000 acres of ecological wetlands and over 49 acres of greenery, with a 17km coastline.
The golf resort will contain three 18-hole golf courses. The first, designed by world-renowned retired US professional golfer Jack Nicklaus and his eldest son, Jack Nicklaus II, is slated to open in 2H2018.
Besides the hotel and golf course components, Forest City Golf Resort will feature residences — from apartments to villas, built at a cost of RM1.8 billion ($580.9 million). The first phase of 202 villas was launched on Nov 5. These villas are a mix of double- and triple- storey cluster homes and semi-detached houses of between 2,034 and 6,975 sq ft, with prices starting from RM1.38 million.
The 11-storey twin-tower Forest City Golf Hotel is scheduled for completion in 1H2018, and is targeted primarily at guests from Singapore, Malaysia, China and Korea. The rooms are 484 to 3,476 sq ft, with rates ranging from RM300++ to RM6,000++.
The 11-storey, twin-tower Forest City Golf Hotel is scheduled for completion in 1H2018 (Credit: CGPV)
The lobby of the 305-room Forest City Golf Hotel (Credit: CGPV)
Forest City’s first hotel, the 283-room Phoenix Hotel, opened last December. Next to it is a two-storey mall, which is popular with Singaporeans and enjoys near-full occupancy, according to CGPV.
When the entire Forest City project is completed, all the four reclaimed islands will be connected by a highway bridge. Within phase 2 of Forest City, which occupies a total area of 10 sq km — about one-third of the project — there are also shops, luxury hotels, water parks, the Shattuck-St Mary’s International School, MJ Fitness Centre and other lifestyle amenities.
Besides boosting the profile of Forest City as an international tourist destination, the golf resort is set to provide job opportunities for locals, says Mohd Othman Yusof, executive director of CGPV.
Artist’s impression of a villa at Forest City Golf Resort (Credit: CGPV)
Artist’s impression of a golf course at Forest City Golf Resort (Credit: CGPV)
This article appeared in EdgeProp Pullout, Issue 805 (Nov 13, 2017).