The Beautiful New Marriott Penang Debuts on Gurney Drive

The five-star hotel under the namesake brand of the sprawling Marriott International group is the first in Penang.

With the February 7, 2024 opening of the sparkling new Marriott Penang, Marriott Hotels marks the eponymous brand’s inaugural presence in Penang. This milestone signifies a convergence of architectural brilliance along the island’s beloved Gurney Drive waterfront, encapsulating a harmonious blend of enduring style, allure, and Penang’s distinctive cultural richness.

Sited along Penang’s premier seafront locale in the heart of George Town, Penang Marriott Hotel offers breathtaking vistas of the sea and cityscape, complementing its strategic proximity to the island’s famed UNESCO World Heritage district.

“As one of Malaysia’s vibrant leisure hubs and a focal point for business travellers, Penang provides an ideal backdrop for the arrival of a Marriott Hotel,” remarked Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President – Indonesia and Malaysia, Marriott International. “With the inauguration of Penang Marriott Hotel, we continue to uphold our legacy of exceptional hospitality, tailored to meet every guest’s needs, while embracing the brand’s evolution and contemporary allure.”

Also delivering remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Penang Chief Minister YAB Chow Kon Yeow, who said, “The Marriott Penang elevates Penang’s tourism sector, attracting domestic and international visitors with its luxurious accommodations, cutting-edge facilities, and exceptional service standards. The Marriott hotel also underscores Penang’s commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Through eco-friendly initiatives and the promotion of local culture and heritage, the hotel ensures that our developmental endeavours are socially conscious and environmentally sustainable, safeguarding Penang’s intrinsic charm for generations to come.”

Guestrooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed


Penang Marriott Hotel epitomises modern sophistication and comfort, featuring contemporary aesthetics, upscale amenities, and a commitment to cultivating a refined and hospitable ambiance. With 223 well-appointed and comfortable rooms that redefine upmarket stays along Penang’s most iconic promenade, the hotel promises an elevated sojourn on the island.

Rooms are thoughtfully designed to offer guests a plush and indulgent retreat, complete with modern amenities and captivating views of the city or the scenic coastline, delivering to guests an experience beyond the ordinary.

Commanding views of the coastline and Gurney Bay or the city

Guests can prioritise their well-being with a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, a steam room, and an outdoor infinity swimming pool, offering a tranquil oasis with a sun deck affording lovely views of the Gurney seafront – an ideal spot to unwind and savour the natural beauty.

The Great Room serves as the epicentre of Penang Marriott Hotel, providing a space to connect, work, or unwind. The M Club, the hotel’s premium lounge for elite members of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme, adds an exclusive dimension to the experience. Families benefit from added convenience with the Kids Club on Level 4, offering supervised, age-appropriate activities for younger guests.

The M Club offers refinement and exclusivity


Guests are invited to embark on a culinary journey at Penang Marriott Hotel. Kucina celebrates the art of Italian gastronomy with meticulously crafted dishes, while Sago, the all-day dining restaurant, tantalises taste buds with a fusion of local and international flavours, transforming every meal into a festive occasion.

Live stations bring dynamism into play at Sago

For quick bites or delightful snacks, Lava Java offers swift service. As dusk descends, the Great Room bar and lounge sets the stage for memorable evenings with expertly crafted cocktails. La Siena, a versatile multifunction space, hosts a variety of events, from captivating afternoon teas to innovative dining concepts.

Peranakan touches are found throughout the hotel, like these floor tiles at La Siena
Start the day right with a terrific breakfast


Elevate events and functions at Penang Marriott Hotel, with the pièce de résistance being the magnificent pillarless grand ballroom. Characterised by its soaring high ceiling and equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, this breathtaking space is primed for unforgettable occasions, from lavish weddings to corporate galas.

The grand ballroom offers plenty of space and flexibility

In addition to the grand ballroom, the hotel offers five flexible function rooms, each featuring the latest technology and customisable setups to accommodate diverse events, including conferences, meetings, and social gatherings.

“We are delighted to introduce Penang Marriott Hotel to the vibrant Gurney Drive community,” said Subash Basrur, the Complex General Manager of Penang Marriott Hotel, Marriott Executive Apartments Penang, and Marriott Residences Penang. “Our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service, coupled with modern, thoughtful design, guarantees that every guest experiences the essence of remarkable hospitality.”

Marriott Penang has instantly become a stunning landmark property along Gurney Drive

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