Malaysia’s First DoubleTree Resort by Hilton debuts in Penang
PENANG, Malaysia - Having welcomed its first guest’s on 1 January 2018 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, the country’s first DoubleTree Resort, played host to media members at a media preview event. In attendance during the morning festivities was Guest of Honor Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and VIPs Yang Berhormat Danny Law Heng Kiang, EXCO for Penang State Tourism Development, Mr. Ooi Chok Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Penang Global Tourism, Jamie Mead, Regional General Manager for Hilton Malaysia and Linda Giebing, General Manager of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.
The media preview event also commemorates the brand’s first DoubleTree Resort by Hilton in Malaysia as well as becoming the 50th hotel to open in Asia Pacific, increasing the brand’s presence to four DoubleTree by Hilton properties in key destinations across the country, following Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Melaka.
“Today marks a very important milestone for the DoubleTree team and I as this beautiful resort makes way for the entry of the first DoubleTree Resort as well as the first Hilton-branded property here in Malaysia, setting its roots in culture-rich Penang. Our global portfolio currently stands at 14 world-class brands, which continues to position Hilton Worldwide as the fastest-growing global hospitality company,” said Jamie Mead, Regional General Manager for Hilton Malaysia.
“This is truly an exciting day for Penang. Of all the beautiful states in Malaysia, we are proud to be home to the brand’s first hotel in Penang and the country’s very first DoubleTree Resort. Penang is a visual treat for tourists and this idyllic resort set in the dynamic northern beach area of Penang will surely meet rising demand from international and local travelers of all kinds, year-round. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is truly a new resort for you to experience the best in a state that provides the best in comfort and cultural diversity,” said Y.A.B Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang.
The island state’s first Hilton property offers a fresh, unique and intriguing addition to the holiday scene for travelers visiting Penang. Set to be an ideal resort for millennial families traveling with young kids and teens, the 316-room family-focused, full-service resort offers the option to connect up to two (2) rooms with the privacy of shared hallways, a Kid’s Club and direct access to Malaysia’s first teddy bear-themed museum, TeddyVille Museum.
“With Penang being a popular short and long-stay holiday destination for its culture and cuisine amongst both local and foreign tourists, we are confident that our local community and guests will be captivated by our notable hallmark, CARE – ‘Creating A Rewarding Experience’ standard of hospitality – from welcoming guests with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around us – in delivering more value, more benefits, more personalized and richer experiences worth sharing about. We are proud to incorporate this culture into culturally-rich Penang and together with the team, we are positive that DoubleTree Resort by Hilton will be well-received by leisure and family travelers locally and across the region,” Mead continued.
The resort located approximately 15 kilometers from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town – is renowned for its old-world charm due to the rich historical architecture that dates back to the British colonial days of the 18th century, and cultural townscapes – ensuring accessibility to culture, retail therapy and local delicacies. The resort provides complimentary shuttle service to George Town as well as other popular localities, including Gurney Drive and Batu Ferringhi.
Aside from the local Peranakan delights and international favorites meticulously crafted by the chefs at Makan Kitchen, guests may also choose to relax with their favorite tipple and light snacks at the Axis Lounge, or satiate their appetites at the laid-back, café-styled The Food Store which offers a selection of ‘grab-and-go’ snacks and gourmet sandwiches, perfect to bring along when exploring the island’s places of attractions. Holidaymakers from families to FIT (Free Independent Travelers) travelers can also bask in the unrivalled mix of recreational and relaxation facilities like the wellness spa, fitness center and landscaped outdoor pool (complete with an artificial beach for both adults and children).
The resort also offers meetings and events facilities with a ballroom to accommodate up to 550 guests and three function spaces covering an area of more than 5,000 square feet in total, making it an ideal venue for private, social events and seminars.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is part of the Hilton Honors programme, an award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct brands. Hilton Honors members, who book directly through preferred Hilton channels, have access to instant benefits, including free standard Wi-Fi, a flexible cash/points payment slider, an exclusive member discount and point’s redemption for free nights.
All guests will be automatically invited to join the Hilton Honors program to fully enjoy the rewarding benefits of discounts and points earned as a HHonors member, from direct bookings, dining, meetings, event weddings and social events for an unforgettable experience across the Hilton Worldwide chain of hotels and resorts.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is located at 56, Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, Penang 11100, Malaysia. Experience the country’s first DoubleTree Resort by Hilton today! For more information or to make a reservation at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, travelers may visit DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang (www.penangresort.doubletree.com), or call +60-4-892 8000.
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DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 590 upscale hotels with more than 136,000 rooms across 48 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
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