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Malaysia’s first St. Regis Hotel now safe with Maccaferri Rockfall solutions

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Huge rockfall barriers have been installed in order to reduce the rockfall threat in this unique naturalistic and architectural scenario.

“South Korea’s Ssangyong Engineering & Construction (Ssangyong E&C) was awarded a US$81 million deal to build a six-star St. Regis Hotel in Langkawi. This hotel and the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC) were designated to host the 26th ASEAN Summit on April 26-28, 2015.  This world class resort is run by Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has all high-end suites and water villas; private piers for yachts and swimming pools.

This Malaysia’s first St. Regis Hotel opened exclusively for the ASEAN Leaders Summit in April, and is now open to the public since November 2015.  When in full operation, it raises the bar of Langkawi as a world-class luxury destination.

The St. Regis Langkawi is situated in a tranquil cove, about 20 minutes from the Langkawi International Airport.  It is also in close proximity to Kuah Town, which is Langkawi island’s main shopping and commercial area.  Blended in the natural surroundings, some areas are still untamed and  some studies show that there is a potential rockfall threat.

Maccaferri, was therefore called into action in order to propose a solution to this issue and mitigate the hazards. Due to the hotel’s prominent reputation and high profiled visitors, it needed to be a highly safety-based solution.  As a result, our Rockfall Barrier was used in two affected areas.  One, is a 5 meter high-250Kj rockfall barrier, running 110 meter length in area.  The other is a 1.5 meter high-250Kj rockfall barrier, with the same lenght.  Now that the hotel is open to the public, you will see the barriers standing majestically together with palm trees, leading to the beach.

Maccaferri is an acknowledged know-how source within the rockfall sector, and participated into an event  – just a few days before the ASEAN summit – where rockfall solutions were widely illustrated.

Learn more about our activity. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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