If you’re looking for a quick weekend away that combines culture, style, and seriously good food, you’ll want to plan a trip to Penang in October when George Town’s latest hotel, The Prestige, is set to open.
A throwback to the regal style of the island’s Colonial era, The Prestige blends heritage touches with modern aesthetics in a Victorian-inspired concept by Ministry of Design. Interiors here feature heritage patterned flooring, detailed lattice-work, botanical motifs; plenty of concrete, brick, aluminium, glass, and steel lend a distinctly contemporary edge.
The Prestige’s 162 rooms and suites offer sly references to the famed illusionists of the Victorian era with cheeky features like levitating beds, secret rooms hidden behind concealed doors, and wardrobes styled like
Perched above the hotel, The Prestige’s rooftop pool pays tribute to Penang’s natural beauty with a vast floral landscape. Spend a few hours kicking back on a sunlounger here to enjoy great views over the city – and of course, the sun.
Penang is known for its incredible street food, and you’ll be able to indulge in modern Malaysian fare by chef Shafiq Rizhar Rozali at the Glasshouse. Located on the hotel’s ground floor, this elegant restaurant mimics the design of a Victorian conservatory with metal latticework, abundant greenery, forest-hued banquettes, and white rattan furnishings. Guests can enjoy the tranquil surrounds while feasting on dishes like Nonya Ulam Rice and Crispy Chicken Gochujang.
Nestled between the famous Clan Jetty heritage homes, The Prestige positions guests just minutes from the best of Penang, including its UNESCO-listed heritage sites and the popular art, dining and cultural options of the Heritage Trail.
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