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Marriott Hotels debuts its first hotel in Gurney Drive, Penang.

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GEORGE TOWN: Marriott Hotels, a flagship brand within Marriott Bonvoy's extensive collection of over 30 hotel brands, celebrates its inaugural presence in Penang, Malaysia.

This momentous entry into Penang underscores Marriott's commitment to architectural excellence, presenting an unparalleled fusion of timeless sophistication, local charm, and the rich cultural tapestry that defines Penang.

Nestled along the prestigious seafront of Gurney Drive, the Penang Marriott Hotel stands as a magnificent edifice, offering panoramic views of the sea and cityscape and the convenience of being centrally located in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

"Penang, renowned for its vibrant leisure offerings and bustling business landscape, provides an ideal setting for the introduction of a Marriott Hotel," remarked Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President – Indonesia and Malaysia, Marriott International. "With the launch of Penang Marriott Hotel, we continue our legacy of exceptional hospitality, tailored to meet the diverse needs of our guests."

Elevated Hospitality

The Penang Marriott Hotel epitomises modern elegance and comfort, presenting contemporary design elements, upscale amenities, and a commitment to fostering a refined and welcoming ambience.

With 223 meticulously designed rooms, each offering a luxurious retreat, guests are treated to contemporary comforts and captivating vistas of the city or the Andaman Sea, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary.

A haven for wellness enthusiasts, the hotel features a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, a steam room, and an outdoor infinity swimming pool, providing a serene sanctuary with stunning views of the Gurney seafront.

Vibrant Dining and Social Spaces

Guests are invited to embark on a culinary journey at the Penang Marriott Hotel, with various dining options to tantalize the senses.

Every meal is transformed into a celebration, from the artful creations at Kucina, showcasing Italian gastronomy, to the eclectic blend of local and international flavours at Sago.

For a quick pick-me-up or delightful snacks, Lava Java offers a swift and satisfying experience, while the Greatroom bar and lounge sets the stage for memorable evenings with expertly crafted cocktails.

Unforgettable Events

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Events and functions at the Penang Marriott Hotel are elevated affairs, with the grand ballroom serving as the pièce de résistance. Characterised by its soaring high ceiling and state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, the grand ballroom sets the stage for opulent weddings and corporate galas.

In addition to the grand ballroom, the hotel offers five flexible function rooms, each equipped with the latest technology and customisable setups, catering to a diverse range of events.

Exceptional Service and Hospitality

"We are delighted to introduce Penang Marriott Hotel to the vibrant community of Gurney Drive," expressed Subash Basrur, the Complex General Manager of Penang Marriott Hotel, Marriott Executive Apartments Penang, and Marriott Residences Penang. "Our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service, combined with thoughtful design, ensures that every guest experiences the true essence of hospitality."

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