Five-star Penang Marriott Hotel opens


Penang Marriott Hotel, a five-star Marriott brand hotel in the state, officially opens yesterday.

Situated along the prime seafront location of Gurney Drive, the hotel promises breathtaking sea and city views, complemented by its central location in George Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Marriott International area vice-president (Indonesia and Malaysia) Ramesh Jackson stated that the brand’s entry into Penang showcases architectural brilliance, offering a blend of timeless style, charm, and the cultural tapestry that makes Penang unique.

“As one of Malaysia’s liveliest leisure destinations and a hub for business travellers, Penang is an ideal location for a Marriott Hotel. With the opening of Penang Marriott Hotel, we continue to share our legacy of wonderful hospitality as part of the brand’s evolution and modern appeal,” said Ramesh in his speech before Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow officiated the new hotel yesterday.

Deputy Chief Minister II Jagdeep Singh Deo, state Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai, and Penang Marriott Hotel, Marriott Executive Apartments Penang, and Marriott Residences Penang complex general manager Subash Basrur were also present.

Ramesh highlighted that Penang Marriott Hotel seamlessly blends modern elegance and comfort, featuring contemporary design, upscale amenities, and a commitment to fostering a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.

“Unveiling 223 exquisite rooms that redefine luxury on Penang’s iconic promenade, the hotel promises to elevate any stay on the island. Rooms are designed for a comfortable and luxurious retreat, featuring contemporary amenities and stunning views of the city or the picturesque coastline of the Andaman Sea,” he said.

Apart from the grand ballroom, the hotel offers five flexible function rooms equipped with the latest technology for various events.

“Whether for business or leisure, the hotel’s curated offerings ensure a harmonious blend of indulgence, relaxation, and invigoration, promising a stay with heartfelt service, culinary delights, and wellness amenities that create lasting memories,” added Ramesh.

Chief Minister Chow mentioned that the Penang Marriott Hotel holds immense potential for economic, social, and cultural advancement. Through its 223 rooms, it provides valuable employment opportunities across various roles and contributes to residents’ well-being.

The hotel’s presence is expected to elevate Penang’s tourism sector, attracting domestic and international visitors with its luxurious accommodations, cutting-edge facilities, and exceptional service standards.

Chow emphasised that the Penang Marriott Hotel serves as a catalyst for investment and economic growth within the local community, fostering strategic alliances between local enterprises and international hospitality giants.

Additionally, the hotel facilitates events, conferences, and exhibitions, providing a conducive environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds and industries to converge, fostering dialogue, innovation, and mutual understanding.

Chow concluded by stating that the Penang Marriott Hotel underscores the state government’s commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism practices, ensuring that developmental endeavours are socially conscious and environmentally sustainable.

He extended congratulations to the Marriott International team, developers, and all contributors to the realisation of the remarkable project.

Chow expressed optimism about Penang’s future, anticipating boundless opportunities, a thriving culture, and an enduring spirit.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

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