The owners of Hotel Penaga, an architect and his environmentalist wife, both lovers of art, set out to create “… the sort of hotel in which we would like to stay while exploring the delights of” the UNESCO world heritage city of George Town.
They’ve succeeded, and I know you will like to stay here too.
Hotel Penaga is a true boutique hotel. It is beautiful, rooms and common spaces are individually decorated, it provides all the luxuries you’d want, it isn’t too big, there’s great service, and it is unique:
– They have an artists in residence program, providing living space and an allowance for artists to soak up George Town and produce new works.
– They practice a real environmental approach, for example producing enough solar power to sell electricity back to the national grid; sourcing recycled and handmade products wherever possible; and received a gold Green Building Index rating, a first for a heritage building in Malaysia.
After exploring the sites all day, cool off in the salt water lap pool in the native plant garden, and then have a jacuzzi bath in your room before crawling into bed.