PENANG, Malaysia – Marriott Hotels, part of the prestigious Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio featuring over 30 distinct hotel brands, officially opened its doors in Penang, marking the brand’s debut in the region.
The Penang Marriott Hotel, located on the scenic seafront of Gurney Drive, boasts a remarkable architectural design that blends timeless elegance with the rich cultural heritage of Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President – Indonesia and Malaysia, Marriott International, expressed enthusiasm about the new addition, highlighting Penang as a dynamic destination for both leisure and business travelers.
The opening of Penang Marriott Hotel underscores the brand’s commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality and modern luxury tailored to meet every guest’s needs.
The hotel features 223 luxurious rooms situated on Penang’s iconic promenade, offering guests unparalleled views of the city and the Andaman Sea. Designed with modern elegance and comfort in mind, the rooms provide a lavish retreat for visitors.
The property is equipped with upscale amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, a steam room, and an outdoor infinity swimming pool with a sun deck overlooking the Gurney seafront, providing guests with a serene escape.
Penang Marriott Hotel serves as a vibrant dining destination, offering a variety of culinary experiences. Kucina presents the finest Italian cuisine, while Sago offers a mix of local and international dishes. For quick bites, Lava Java is the ideal spot, and the Greatroom bar and lounge offers a stylish setting for evening cocktails. La Siena, a versatile event space, caters to a range of functions with its innovative dining concepts and afternoon teas.
The hotel is poised to become a premier venue for events, featuring a grand ballroom without pillars, high ceilings, and advanced audiovisual technology, perfect for hosting grand weddings and corporate events.
Additionally, five flexible function rooms are available for various gatherings, from conferences to social events.
Subash Basrur, the Complex General Manager of Penang Marriott Hotel, Marriott Executive Apartments Penang, and Marriott Residences Penang, expressed excitement about joining the vibrant Gurney Drive community.
He emphasized the hotel’s dedication to delivering exceptional service and a design that captures the essence of wonderful hospitality, promising guests an unforgettable experience of indulgence, relaxation, and rejuvenation.