By Gaya Travel on January 3, 2013
Located at Penang’s famous beach destination called Batu Feringgi, Hard Rock Hotel Penang breaks the mould of conventional beach resorts, bringing the connotation to a whole new level.
The iconic Hard Rock logo made up of chandelier-like lighting hovering above the entrance of the vibrant lobby welcomes guests together with groovy music. The check-in counter’s reception bar concept completes the lobby’s contemporary look.
For die-hard music fans, they should not miss checking out on the 500 pieces of unparalleled rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia collection from both local and international artists that adorn the walls of Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Café Penang.
“Hard Rock Hotel Penang is one of the most sought after vacations in Penang. We define modern and stylish beach resorts with all the unexpected attributes for our guests to experience a lifestyle that is over the top. Our differentiator is the amplifier and it rocks,” said John Primmer, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang.
The six-storey hotel boasts 250 well appointed rooms and suites, mostly with absolute beach frontage. The modern exterior blends nicely with the tastefully furnished rooms, each comes with sensual bathroom, Sleep Like a Rock (branded bedding) and modern in-room amenities. Technology is also a significant feature at the hotel.
All rooms feature latest technology and are fully equipped with DVD/CD Players, 32-inch LCD TV sets, iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and wired connectivity, including interactive television.
A wide selection of facilities is offered to guests, including the Rock Spa and Body Rock gym that comes with state-of-the-art equipment. Families with children and teenagers are welcome to utilise the Lil’ Rock Kids Club and Teens Club. For party-goers, be styled like a star at the Stylista Coiffure for an unforgettably glamorous night out.
Hard Rock fans are also able to increase their collection with the three Rock Shops located in the hotel, selling Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Café merchandise. But the main highlight of the property is the magnificent 26,000 square feet free-form swimming pool, which is the largest in Penang and represents the heart of the hotel.
In addition to that,Hard Rock Hotel Penang features five food and beverage outlets, including the famous Hard Rock Café, now a world famous institution. The Hard Rock Café Penang is the popular new place for epicureans to savour authentic American cuisine while being immersed in non-stop music.
Other outlets include the Starz Diner, a diner that features Asian and international cuisine; and the Pizzeria located by the poolside, perfect for guests to laze around while enjoying great choice of pizza and pasta dishes while looking at the views out across the sea. For chilling out, guests can relax by submerging in the pool at the Shack (pool bar) or enjoy live band performances at the Lobby Lounge.
Earlier this year, TripAdvisor Inc., the world’s largest travel website, revealed that Hard Rock Hotel Penang was chosen as the No. 1 Trendiest Hotel in Malaysia by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travellers’ Choice awards.
“We are thilled to be recognised in this category for the second consecutive year. As a music and lifestyle brand, we continue to bring quality entertainment and live music to make this THE place for guest of all ages. Hard Rock’s edgy concept that complements our rooms and amenities successfully warrants us to be recognised in this category,” said John Primmer, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang.
According to Mike M from New Zealand, a travel reviewer on TripAdvisor, he commented that the resort allows him to be entertained all day without having to leave the hotel. A number of other reviewers also enthusiastically highlighted the Lagoon Deluxe Room that offer direct access to the pool from its room deck.
In addition to the Trendiest category, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is also listed at No.18 on the Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in Malaysia. The Rock Spa (a Hard Rock brand) located in the hotel offers rejuvenating treatments in the spa bungalow or in the beautifully decorated gazebos facing the sea.
At Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the guests are guaranteed nothing but the most memorable Rock ‘n’ Roll experience. The hotel’s in-the-know Concierge team and Rock Agents are all set to rock, serving each and every guest under the Hard Rock mantra ‘Love All.Serve All’. Guests can check out the latest updates and be connected with over 115,000 fans through the Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s official Facebook page.