The hotel was converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terraces and shophouses, facing Hutton Lane, Transfer Road and Clarke Street, into a heritage boutique hotel that maintains the character of the heritage zone while meeting the highest modern expectations. Facilities available to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with 24-hour reception service and lift access to the upper floors, and a restaurant.
The hotel is situated in the heart of George Town in Penang, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Penang International Airport is approximately 25 km away from the hotel.
Each room or suite is individually furnished with antique cabinets, benches and chairs. Softer seating of modern sofas and what are known as ?prima donnas', the dramatic classics of mid 20th century furniture design, also feature in every room. In every room there is an original piece or more from a well-known or emerging artist, as well as original natural history prints and maps that relate to Penang. Every bathroom has a hot tub spa bath and a separate shower. Toiletries are locally made by craftsmen and women who specialise in the fragrances and products of the region. Further in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone and individually regulated air conditioning units.
Long enough for a mildly serious swimmer, or for a refreshing dip at any time, the pool is adjacent to the restaurant but opens to the garden. A corner hot tub is an extra treat where guests can relax while muscles are soothed. The glass wall along the Lorong side is a special feature that compensates for the fact that it was not possible to make this an in-ground pool, and when lit at night it gives a special glow for evening diners in the garden.
The Cinnamon, an all-day dining restaurant, serves a fusion menu that includes a few local classics. This boutique hotel is fully licensed and serves a good selection of wines and liquors that are not available anywhere else in town in a relaxed ambience.
All major credit cards, including American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA, are accepted as methods of payment.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board