OUR HERITAGE

Genting UK is proud of its worldwide heritage.

It is part of the Genting Group– the collective name for Genting Berhad and its subsidiaries and associates – established in Malaysia in 1965 and now a truly global business.

Genting Berhad is one of Malaysia’s biggest corporations. It is valued at US$24 billion, has 60,000 employees worldwide, 4,500 hectares of prime resorts land, over 16,000 hotel rooms and several awards tucked under its belt.

Genting UK’s place in the Genting Group:

  • Genting UK PLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad.
  • Genting Malaysia and Genting Singapore are members of the Genting Group.
  • The Genting Group is the collective name for Genting Berhad and its subsidiaries and associates.

2015

The ribbon is cut to open the £150million Resorts World Birmingham on October 21.

2012

Ground is broken as building starts on Resorts World Birmingham – Genting’s first entertainment complex in Europe.

2011

Genting Casinos sponsor Aston Villa FC. Expansion takes shape as Resorts World Casino NYC opens.

2009

A new Genting Resorts World opens in Philippines capital Manila with integrated casinos, hotels and a shopping mall. Resorts World Sentosa opens in Singapore the following year offering the combined experience of Universal Studios and Marine Life Park.

2007

Genting founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong dies aged 89. Singer will.i.am pays tribute to him during a Black Eyed Peas concert at the Genting Arena of Stars in Malaysia.

2006

Genting acquire Stanley Leisure for £639million with an 860p share offer and takes over its 45 UK casinos.

2004

Genting acquires Maxims casino for £10.5million from Gala Group. The group then takes a 10.2 per cent share of Stanley Leisure, then Britain’s biggest casino group, buying 8million shares and ceding half of Maxims as part of the deal. Tan Sri Kok Thay Lim hails a separate joint venture with Stanley as a "significant point" in Genting's expansion plans in the UK.

1990

Genting has established itself as a global multinational corporation with diversified interests in plantations, property, biotechnology, power generation, and oil and gas, while leisure and hospitality remained its core business.  It has five public-listed companies on the Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia stock exchanges. 

1971

After years of hard work – including the astounding feat of constructing an access road to the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali at 1,800 metres– the first hotel in the Genting Highlands Resort is completed. It quickly becomes a popular destination for Malaysian holidaymakers.

1964

Genting founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is inspired by the tranquil setting and cool air of the Cameron Highlands, north of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, while working on a hydroelectric power project. He dreams of building his own hill resort for his country folk in an area traditionally used by British colonials seeking refuge from the heat.

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