Among modern developments, these luxury hotels stand out for their one-of-a-kind attractions.
Cheong Fatt Tze
As a UNESCO heritage site, George Town is full of old buildings, and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is one of these buildings. Built in the late 1800s, the Blue Mansion, known for hosting Hollywood’s Crazy Rich Asians, represents the Peranakan culture – the backbone of Chinese immigrants who settled in Penang and intermarried with local Malawians. The century-old building is a symbol of the love of a wealthy Chinese businessman who named the building after his beloved wife. However, the house fell into disrepair when the owner died. It wasn’t until Laurence Loh, who is an award-winning restorer in Malaysia, went to great lengths to restore the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion’s history. Once a humble mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is now an award-winning hotel and a must-see destination for tourists.
Boasting a stunning indigo view overlooking a lotus pond, the award-winning “Global Luxury Heritage Hotel” is where every guest finds the marriage of East and West. Featuring antiques that have inspired the design community behind Indochine – 19th-century ebony chairs, tables decorated with mother-of-pearl, Chinese mirrors and Gothic windows decorated in Art Nouveau glass- Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and House has 18 individually decorated rooms including The Ming Collection, The Liang Collection, The Tang Suites and The Han Suites. A stay at a heritage hotel is accompanied by an unforgettable meal that shares a common sense of place. Consider Indigo restaurant in the former Cheong suites, where you’ll enjoy a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine, or Mangga, which serves healthy contemporary cuisine.
Edison George Town
Another historic accommodation from the extensive list of recommended accommodation is The Edison George Town. Named after Sir George Alexander William Leith, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Prince of Wales Island, the Anglo-Colonial lodge was built by Hakka tycoon Yeo Wee Gark, who commissioned architect David Nathaniel to build the hotel in 1906. It was converted into a hotel after the War. The Second World War was used as an administrative center during the Japanese Occupation. 2014 was an exciting time for the colonial mansion as it was renovated and transformed into The Edison George Town that we know today. It is a structure created by the interest of neoclassicism and the dragon fountain, the colonial house and the conflict between the West and the East.
Embracing oriental charm with a modern twist, Edison George Town is brought to life with vibrant and vibrant colors such as artful tiles, china-inspired artwork, mid-century living room furniture and vibrant lighting. Like Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, the heritage hotel is steeped in the influence of Peranakan culture, where the property is connected from a central entrance to halls separated by a courtyard in the middle. The oriental charm flows seamlessly from the best places to the best rooms. Featuring a blend of colonial and oriental influences, the exquisitely designed hotel comprises of 35 deluxe, deluxe premium and suite rooms.
Chow Kit – Ormond Hotel
Rated one of the best hotels in the “Best Hotels in Malaysia” by the Michelin Guide, The Chow Kit – Ormand Hotel is known as a landmark in the Chow Kit area, a fast-growing area with hip restaurants and hotels. very good. Bringing old-world charm to the hustle and bustle of city life, the award-winning lodge was inspired by Loke Chow Kit, Malaysia’s first tycoon who made his living in the tin mining business, inspired by the Brooklyn-based Post Company. (formerly Studio Tack).
“We were inspired by a rich, romantic era – small films and the sixties and seventies,” shared Jou-Yie Chou, a partner at the Post Company. Inspired by the abundance of Art Deco – from vivid colors to elaborate decorations to Hollywood Glam furniture – the smart lounge is part of the late-night ’70s and ’80s vibe that has spread to the streets and bars of Chow Kit. Home to 86 guest rooms and 27 suites, The Chow Kit – An Ormand Hotel is a haven for foodies and epicureans. It has the famous history The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar; and artwork by Liza Ho, founder of The Back Room KL. Apart from the one-of-a-kind stay, the boutique hotel is within walking distance of must-see attractions, culinary delights and the best watering holes in the city.
This article first appeared on Men’s Folio.
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