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IHG To Bring InterContinental Luxury Experience To Penang’s Glowing Bay


IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has joined in partnership with THR Hotel (Penang) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tradewinds Corporation Berhad (Tradewinds Corp) to introduce the reinvention of the previous Penang Mutiara Beach Resort into InterContinental Penang Resort.


The collaboration will see IHG grow its Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio in Malaysia by transforming the former Penang Mutiara Beach Resort at Teluk Bahang into an IHG-branded luxury beach resort. Truly nostalgic and immersive, the resort will create a haven for couples and families whilst redefining luxury beach tourism for Penang.


Set to launch in 2025, the upcoming luxury resort will call Teluk Bahang home and feature 355 rooms and suites, a private enclave of six villas, a holistic wellness village with 10 treatment villas, and a relaxation pavilion.


“We want to create the best resort destination in Penang, make it attractive to all types of guests and further solidify IHG’s brand presence in Malaysia in the luxury segment,” said Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG.


“Tradewinds Corp is the perfect partner for us to introduce the InterContinental brand to Penang. Having previously worked with Tradewinds Corp on a number of properties in Asia, we are truly excited to return into partnership with them with this flagship resort.”


With the Teluk Bahang Fishing Village, Penang National Park and the Penang Tropical Spice Garden as its immediate neighbours, guests will enjoy unobstructed views of the Malacca Straits’ white sand beaches, clear emerald waters and mountainous forests. Guests’ stay will be complemented by the surrounding Angsana trees that will be preserved and protected during the construction process.


Facilities include three swimming pools, five restaurants and bars, 1,000 sq m of meeting and event space including a glass marquee and private lawn for garden weddings and special occasions, and the brand’s world-renowned Club InterContinental Lounge offering views of the Straits of Malacca.


“We know that they are as committed as we are to make a positive impact on our communities, and our joint aim is to ensure that this project provides new economic opportunities and encourages many more travellers to visit this wonderful destination.”

The InterContinental Penang Resort will mark Malaysia’s second InterContinental hotel and will bring IHG back to Penang, together with the upcoming Holiday Inn & Suites Penang Prai.

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