All About Malaysia’s First Global Hotel, The World’s Largest Hotel


Located in Resorts World Genting in Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia, First World Hotel is proud to be the largest hotel in the world.

The offering here includes 7,351 rooms, a shopping mall, casino, indoor theme park, golf course and more. We find out more about the historic building.

All about First World Hotel – the largest hotel in the world

It was 2008. The Venetian Resort, an iconic Las Vegas hotel The Palazzo, was declared the world’s largest hotel. Until then, the title was held by the First World Hotel at the Genting Highlands Resort in Malaysia. After losing its title to The Venetian, the First World Hotel added 1,233 rooms. The efforts paid off in June 2015 when he regained his lost title. Since then it has remained the largest hotel in the world. Since then, the hotel has clung to its Guinness World Record title.

Rooms that will leave you spoiled for choice

Clad in bright, colorful stripes, the hotel is hard to miss. The 3-star hotel has two main towers. These have up to 7,351 rooms separated into different categories. Its wide selection of standard rooms, deluxe rooms, superior deluxe rooms, triple rooms, Y5 deluxe rooms, Y5 triple rooms and world club rooms cater to travelers of all budgets.

The hotel’s World Club room. Image: Courtesy of First World Hotel

Easy access to key locations

Conveniently located in the heart of Resorts World Genting, the property offers easy access to important sites such as First World Plaza, SkyAvenue, Skytropolis indoor theme park and Genting International Convention Center. It was also the first hotel in Southeast Asia to introduce the installation of E-Kiosk or express check-in and check-out kiosks.

Safety first

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A standard sanitized room at the hotel. Image: Courtesy of First World Hotel

First World Hotel has achieved a 100% score on the Clean and Safe Malaysia guideline issued by the Malaysian Hotel Association (MAH) and supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC).

The hotel is doing its best to maintain strict COVID-19 health protocols of exemplary standards for the safety of its guests and staff members. The hotel rooms are thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and inspected according to their rigorous housekeeping standards. The housekeeping staff performs a thorough cleaning of all rooms, with more emphasis on high-touch areas.

An exceptional dining experience at the First World Hotel

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The food factory at the hotel. Image: Courtesy of First World Hotel

First World Hotel offers an incredible dining experience. The Food Factory serves Asian and Western delights for breakfast. Choose from a variety of freshly baked treats including bread, local rolls, Danish pastries and cereals, dim sum, nasi lemak, noodles and congee.

Then there’s The Junction for all your on-the-go munchies. Located in the lobby opposite the Tower 2 entrances, the food point serves quick meals with a range of freshly baked pastries, breads and cakes. Their Nasi Lemak, sandwiches and rolls come highly recommended. Ice cream lovers can visit their kiosk in the lobby. The ice cream parlor sells their homemade frozen treats that are suitable for all ages.

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This story first appeared on Travel + Leisure India

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: In which city is the largest hotel in the world located?

Answer: The largest hotel in the world, the First World Hotel, is located in Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.

Question: What is the largest hotel in the United States?

Answer: The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas is the largest hotel in the United States.


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