About Us

The Ri-Yaz Group is a leading global company with a diverse portfolio, boasting a wide-range of bespoke brands that complement and support the travel market.

Established in 2008, starting off with the management of hotels, the group’s expertise has since evolved to encompass the food and beverage, education and development sectors of the hospitality industry.

The group’s dynamism lies in their expert ability to embrace and capitalise on their varied strengths to create opportunities for employees, guests, suppliers, owners and franchises.

Leading through a sense of devotion

RI-YAZ Hotel & Resorts

A full-service hotel management company, overseeing the operations of a collection of signature resorts in Malaysia and abroad. Competently led by a team of versatile individuals, we bring cutting-edge consultancy and quality development, focussed on our brand of lifestyle-oriented hospitality, to partner hotels and associates.

Each hotel brand is exclusively crafted for a niche customer base – contemporary, premium or luxury travellers- extending a host of tailor-made holiday options and arrangements.

Visit ri-yazhotels.com

RI-YAZ Global Food Brands

Our objective is to extend a provision of outstanding food and beverage options and solutions, trading in both home-grown and internationally renowned brands. Our current portfolio embraces such new and dynamic brands as the South African Galito’s Flame Grilled Chicken (standalone outlets) and the Mya Kitchens and Cocktails, located at our dash hotels.

We aim to be a key player in the food and beverage market, as part of an aggressive expansion plan in Malaysia and South East Asia.

VISIT Galitos.MY


RI-YAZ Higher Learning

We harness, nurture and cultivate talents and a skilled workforce through a well-balanced hospitality education programme. The state-of-the-art campus provides a solid foundation for tomorrow’s industry leaders. Our range of hotels and resorts are an integral part of the process doubling up as training ground, offering first-hand learning experiences for aspiring hoteliers.

Visit ri-yaz.edu.my

RI-YAZ Development

Comprising a young, visionary and creative architectural and design team -responsible for every aspect of the design process, from concept to completion.

A branch of this sector – the RI-YAZ Retail & Development- oversees a multitude of tasks including the development of hotel and restaurant brands, architectural design, the designing of furniture and lighting, and the delivery of specialised technical services.

Building environments & creating experiences

The digital marketing arm is a closed-loop Virtual Reality entity. Gecko is a global leader in virtual reality an augmented reality. We provide five (5) platforms for Hotels to better market themselves online, offline, social media, Google Business View and Virtual Reality.


Avante Holidays was developed to provide our guest with an unforgettable yacht charter experience during their visit in Langkawi.

We are also a fully licensed Inbound Travel and Ticketing company working hand-in-hand with reputable foreign travel agencies, committed to bring visitors from all over the world to Malaysia.