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Malaysia’s first DoubleTree Resort by Hilton opens in Penang

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.
DoubleTree by Hilton, celebrates the opening of its first resort-style property in Malaysia: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. The first DoubleTree Resort in Malaysia and 50th DoubleTree by Hilton property in the Asia Pacific region.

Located in the vibrant beach area on Penang’s north coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is a family-friendly resort with exceptional facilities for all ages - including inter-connecting rooms, a kid’s club and access to Malaysia’s first teddy bear-themed museum; TeddyVille.  

Overlooking Malaysia’s Miami Beach, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang features a distinctive design concept that blends contemporary style with classical Peranakan motifs. The 316 rooms and suites are all equipped with walk-in rain showers, 40-inch LED TVs and Wi-Fi. Families can opt for two inter-connected rooms, linked by a hallway door to create a private sanctuary, complete with double and twin bedrooms and separate bathrooms.  

“Blessed with a rich history, diverse culture and tropical scenery, Penang is a truly enchanting destination. As the first DoubleTree resort in Malaysia, we are delighted to bring the brand’s warmth and genuine hospitality to the country, as epitomized by the welcome cookie we offer to all our guests,” commented Jamie Mead, Regional General Manager, Hilton Malaysia.  

Linda Giebing, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang’s General Manager, added; “We have experienced strong demand since the hotel started operating in January, with high occupancy and interest from the events sector. I am confident that all guests will be captivated by our comprehensive range of facilities and renowned standards of hospitality.”  

The exciting line up of immersive activities at the kid’s club ensures that the youngsters are kept entertained and a baby sitting service available means that parents can enjoy quality time together within the spa, fitness centre or at the tropical outdoor pool with its own beach. And, enabling all ages to come together is TeddyVille; a unique museum celebrating the origins of the humble teddy bear captivating children and adults alike.  

The array of dining options including a special children’s buffet at the resort’s lively all-day dining restaurant; Makan Kitchen, light snacks including DoubleTree’s signature chocolate chip cookies at The Food Store, or refreshing drinks at the Axis Lounge ensures that even the littlest of guests are happy.  

The upscale resort is just 45 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport and 20 minutes from Georgetown, the island’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital, which is accessible via a complimentary shuttle bus service from the hotel. The resort also features state-of-the-art conference space, including three flexible meeting rooms for events of between 12 and 120 delegates, an outdoor terrace and a spacious ballroom capable of handling 550 guests making it the perfect setting for every occasion, from corporate conferences to social soirées and spectacular seafront weddings.  

The new resort is also part of Hilton Honors, 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.

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