Inside A New, Modern & Stylish The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi

Langkawi’s new luxury hotel is stylish with clean aesthetics and contemporary style.

As the plane touches down on the island of Langkawi, a certain bohemian relaxation rushes over fields of coconut trees and crumbly sands. A much different ambiance contrasting the rush hours of Kuala Lumpur where lines of cars are glued to the cement of bustling highways, Langkawi’s natural scenery and breathtaking landscapes make just as much of an ideal pair as chicken satay and peanut sauce. A quick 20-minute car ride from the airport, a newly opened the RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi awaits.

CONVENIENT LOCATION

Launched during Lunar New Year of 2023, the RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi is already attracting a cultivated crowd. The kind of travelers who are in-the-know, desire for accessible luxury, upholding preference towards cocktail lounges over all-night parties by the beach. Guests at this sophisticated hotel know exactly what they want: an authentic experience without the noise. In this case; authenticity comes with a magnificent rooftop pool, a fully-equipped 24-hour gym, a trendy business center, and delectable restaurants.

“RIYAZ is a management company, and this hotel is the first with the same name. The goal is to create a refined customer experience,” says Gary Warnock, General Manager. 

Lobby lights
Lobby lights. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Lobby lamps
Lobby lamps. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Lamp
Lamp. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Modern lamps
Modern lamps. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Lobby high ceiling
Lobby high ceiling. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

Sitting on the splendid waterfront of Pantai Tengah and Andaman Sea, the RIYAZ Lavanya is only a few minutes of car-ride away from the island’s main touristic beach: Pantai Cenang, where fire shows light up the shores at night and travelers can also shop at numerous souvenir boutiques that edge along the main boulevard, before or after tasting local delights at the Pantai Cenang night market.

At the hotel lobby, the RIYAZ Lavanya also provides services to reserve Langkawi’s most popular activities, from mangrove tours to day cruises.

Riyaz Langkawi lobby The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
Riyaz Langkawi lobby. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Hotel lobby hall
Hotel lobby hall. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Hotel lobby
Hotel lobby. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Hotel decor lamp
Hotel decor lamp. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

ROOMS, SUITES APARTMENTS & VILLAS. TAKE YOUR PICK!

Upon entering the hotel, guests are welcomed by vaulted beams and floor-to-ceiling glass panels. The lobby décor exudes warmth while remaining tasteful with furnitures and embellishments in white, ivory, cream and beige that merge to a cozy paradox to dark woods as well as clean lines. The hotel’s collection of lamps adds a layer of whimsical humor: tilted, gigantic, slanted. Distinct yet cohesive in one single frame.

Bedside decor
Bedside decor. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Balmain body wash
Balmain body wash. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

The five-star hotel features 173 rooms that include: sea-view one or two-bedroom apartments, studios, premium villas, and suites. Each is stylish and designed with contemporary motifs. Most include a private balcony area where guests can admire stunning sunrises and sunsets along the beach, over the infinite horizon of a calming ocean. The RIYAZ Lavanya’s unique location, though convenient to reach most landmarks, provides a sense of exclusivity and privacy that most travelers can appreciate.

Bedroom decor.
Bedroom decor. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Bedroom desk area
Bedroom desk area. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

TASTY RESTAURANTS

With four restaurants available at The RIYAZ Lavanya, guests surely won’t go hungry. Breakfast begins at Flora & Fauna where a delicious buffet serves both Malaysian and Western dishes. Expect to dive into appetizing local treats, including: mee hoon goreng, or Malaysian fried vermicelli noodles, red bean buns, nasi lemak…and many more.

Flora & Fauna
Flora & Fauna. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Business center
Breakfast buffet restaurant. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Lobby Lounge
Lobby Lounge. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

The Lobby Lounge is a fantastic nook for a warm cup of coffee or discovering Asian hot teas. Head over to the top floor and check out The Sail – a rooftop lounge bar / restaurant where exquisite dishes can be indulged alongside dazzling island views of the sea while faces and hair are brushed over by serene ocean breeze. The RIYAZ Lavanya’s Japanese restaurant Koku has yet to be opened, but hundreds of Japanese sake and whiskey bottles adorned throughout its window display imply that the restaurant is certainly of premium caliber.

The Sail The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
The Sail. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Rooftop lounge The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
Rooftop lounge. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Koku
Koku. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Koku restaurant
Koku restaurant. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

ROOFTOP GYM & POOL

Fabulous living at this luxe hotel can be experienced on the rooftop floor, where a magnificent open-air pool is bordered by white and black classic lounge chairs. Massive steel sculptures and a colossal copper outdoor shower deliver poolside leisure defining modernity and recreation. Plush white pillows and wooden tables create a chic lounge area which comprises the aforementionedThe Sail, where guests can indulge in cocktails as DJs spin live (not during winter months.)

Inside on the same floor, retreaters that yearn for wellness and exercises have full access to RIYAZ Lavanya’s rooftop gym. Surrounded by an impressive panoramic view of the island, there’s no better way to workout than to be surrounded by aerial shots of utter greenery and a tranquil sea.

Rooftop lounge chairs The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
Rooftop lounge chairs. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Gym with a view
Gym with a view. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Rooftop gym The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
Rooftop gym. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Multiple pools
Multiple pools. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Pool with view
Pool with view. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Rooftop The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
Rooftop. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
Rooftop towel area The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
Rooftop towel area. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
The Sail rooftop restaurant The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi
The Sail rooftop restaurant. PHOTO WENDY HUNG
The RIYAZ Lavanya Langkawi Rooftop pool shower
Rooftop pool shower. PHOTO WENDY HUNG

24-HOUR BUSINESS CENTER

On the lobby floor, the RIYAZ Lavanya offers a 24-hour business center for travelers that need a quiet space to work or conduct meetings. The meticulously designed space showcases time zones from around the world via worldwide clocks on the wall. Several metallic orbital chairs resemble a fusion of space age and World War II aircrafts, highlighting a vintage cool ambiance.  Numerous fashion-based coffee table books on the immaculate shelves are readily available either as trendy décor or easy reads.