Genting Highlands ( Malay Tanah Tinggi Genting ) is an approximately 1760 m high mountain peak in the Titiwangsa mountains on the border of the states of Selangor and Pahang in Malaysia . On the hilltop is the Genting Highlands Resort , which is usually meant when Genting Highlands is the question.
The resort includes six hotels with a total of 10,000 rooms, rooms for conferences and large events, a casino , amusement parks , with over 50 rides , 170 restaurants, bars and shops and other entertainment venues. The hotels are the Maxims , Genting , Highlands Hotel , Theme Park Hotel , Resort Hotel and the First World Hotel , which with 6118 rooms in 2006, the largest hotel in the world and was now (February 2012) is the third largest. The slope of the hill located Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort is also one of the resort.
The plant is located about 50 km northeast of Kuala Lumpur and from there by car may take about an hour on the E 8 – Karak Expressway – Kuala Lumpur will be achieved. In addition, it is by a cable car , the Genting Skyway opened. In the high altitude has a pleasant climate with temperatures rarely exceed 25 ° C or fall below 14 ° C. Genting Highlands Resort is operated by Resorts World Genting , the Awana Genting Highlands Hotel from the Awana Hotels & Resorts , both members of the Genting Malaysia Berhad . Genting Highlands Resort was in the 1960s by Tan Sri Dato Seri Lim Goh Tong set up, a 1937 immigrant from China, Malaysian entrepreneurs. The complex opened in 1971. The group is now led by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, the son of the founder. Genting Highlands Resort was a frequent destination, the Tour de Langkawi , a famous cycling race.