Ever at the forefront of Sarawak’s hospitality industry, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), through its tourism and hospitality division, continues to provide some of the best experiences to tourists and locals alike. The group owns and operates some of the most iconic hotels and resorts sited in prime locations and offering unparalleled options for vacationers, whether in urban or natural settings.
With its team of multi-disciplinary experts in the areas of tourism and hospitality, and years of experience under its belt, SEDC remains a trusted name for hotels and resorts in Sarawak. Add to that its list of other tourism attractions in Sarawak, shopping and dining, as well as leisure and business options.
A pioneer in the industry, SEDC introduced the first international hotel chain in Sarawak, located on the riverbank at Kuching Waterfront within Kuching City’s bustling Golden Triangle. It overlooks a colourful vista of a quaint Malay village across the Sarawak River. Later, the group introduced another international hotel brand also located within the Golden Triangle. Both hotels are now replaced with the group’s own brands, Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching and Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching. Both hotels remain the city’s most iconic and popular hotels, mainly due to their location and their high levels of service.
Since then, SEDC has expanded and become better at what they do. Tourists now have more options, depending on their preferences. While Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching and Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching, as well as the latter’s new Astana Wing are the go-to hotels in the middle of the Kuching City, Damai Beach Resort and Damai Lagoon Resort are idyllic options located some 30km away from the city, for those who prefer the sun and sand.
Experiences that count
SEDC has a lot to offer to guests wanting experiences that are unique, personalised and convenient. Whether at its city centre or beach side properties, SEDC’s team has the expertise and experience to ensure the best services and facilities that will make your stay in Sarawak enjoyable and fuss-free.
No matter the occasion or time of the day, the dining options at any of SEDC’s properties will surely please your palate. Enjoy the finest Chinese cuisine at Meisan Restaurant (Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching), or satisfy your sweet tooth with a delightful cheesecake at Deli Café (Riverside Majestic Hotel, Astana Wing). For an unforgettable candlelight dinner in Kuching, the highly praised Suasana On 18, on Level 18 of Riverside Majestic Hotel, Astana Wing, is a perfect pick for fine dining with an outstanding view.
Also, all properties under SEDC group are MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions)-ready, so you can be rest assured that all your events, no matter how big or small, are a success every time!
Meanwhile, in the Damai Peninsula, Damai Lagoon Resorts & Spa is in the midst of renovation. Awaiting tourists is an upscale resort with 207 rooms and 28 villas in a lush tropical beach setting. Relax and rejuvenate, or get that suntan glow you’ve always dreamed of at your private sundeck just steps away from your room. When you’re itching for a game of golf, tee off at the world-class 18-hole golf course at Damai Golf & Country Club nearby. The First Amold Palmer-designed golf course in Malaysia, Damai Golf & Country Club borders the foothill of Mount Santubong, the beaches, rocky outcrops and mangrove forests of the South China Sea.
Insiders Club app
Always keeping up with the latest innovation and technological evolution, SEDC group has developed its Insiders Club App, a secure virtual pass that offers better values and deals at Riverside Majestic Puteri Wing, Riverside Majestic Astana Wing and Grand Margherita Hotel. True to its name, the app features only the best deals, particularly on their accommodation and their F&B outlets. Insider Club members will also enjoy benefits like reward points for every Ringgit spent and priority check-in.