Marriott Hotels has officially opened its first hotel in Penang, Malaysia. Situated along the prime, seafront location of Gurney Drive, Penang Marriott Hotel is a stunning property that promises breathtaking sea and city views in addition to its central location of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for its cultural heritage, historic charm, and palm-fringed beaches, Penang is located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia and referred to as “The Pearl of the Orient”. At its heart is Georgetown, its cosmopolitan urban centre, lined with timeworn shophouses of the UNESCO World Heritage zone and traditional places of worship such as Chinese and Indian temples, mosques, juxtaposed with Western-style skyscrapers and shopping complexes.
Penang Marriott Hotel offers 223 rooms that redefine luxury on Penang’s iconic promenade. Rooms are designed to provide guests with a comfortable and luxurious retreat, featuring contemporary amenities and stunning views of the city or the picturesque coastline of the Andaman Sea.
The hotel also features a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, a steam room and an outdoor infinity swimming pool with a sun deck providing breathtaking views of the Gurney seafront.
With space to connect, work, or unwind, the Greatroom lobby bar is the heart of Penang Marriott Hotel. M Club is the premium lounge offered to elite members of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme. Families enjoy added convenience with the Kids Club on Level 4, providing supervised, age-appropriate activities for younger guests.
The hotel offers a variety of dining experiences. Kucina highlights the art of Italian gastronomy with passionately crafted dishes, while Sago, the all-day dining restaurant serves local and international flavors. For quick energy boosts or delightful snacks, Lava Java is the go-to destination. Host an array of functions at La Siena, a versatile multi-function space that showcases an enticing selection of food and beverage offerings, from captivating afternoon teas to innovative dining concepts.
The centrepiece of the hotel’s function area is the pillarless grand ballroom, distinguished by its soaring high ceiling and equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. In addition, the hotel also offers five flexible function rooms.
The 199-room Courtyard by Marriott Penang – the first Courtyard debut in Malaysia, had earlier opened in September 2020, also located in Georgetown. The hotel features 199 rooms and suites offering unobstructed views of Georgetown and the Straits of Malacca. The opening of the hotel marked Marriott International’s 17th brand in Malaysia.
Delegates and attendees of the International Advertising Association – IAA World Congress in Penang may stay at this new hotel.