DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, has been awarded the “Best Destination Wedding Hotel in Asia”, “Best Wedding Hotel in Asia”, “Best Family Resort in Malaysia” and “Best Leisure Hotel in Malaysia” at the recent Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards™ 2020.
By DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang on October 2, 2020
Now reinvigorated and upgraded, Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang’s Heritage Wing promises an ultimate staycation defined by more pronounced exclusivity and privacy.
By Jeremy Khalil on July 23, 2020
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang and Golden Sands Resort, Penang, located side by side on Batu Feringgi Beach, are offering up to 30 per cent discount on a relaxing getaway to Penang.
By Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa on May 6, 2019
88 Armenian, a boutique luxury hotel on prominent Armenian Street offers an oasis of luxury to the most discerning travellers that look to discover and be surrounded by the rich heritage of Penang.
By 88 Armenian on April 1, 2019
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang celebrated its first anniversary with much fanfare, having received over 120,000 travellers and holiday makers in the past year since its opening.
By Hilton Malaysia on April 1, 2019
Here are seven places you can visit while on your vacation, where you can learn something new to bring home and impress your Asian relatives
By Aina Nabiha on February 21, 2019
11 May 2018, Penang – G Hotel organised its 10th annual corporate appreciation dinner, the Ghost Ball 2018 on 11 May 2018 at G Hotel Gurney’s Grand Ballroom. Attending corporate guests and media partners were treated to a 5-course dinner, luxurious lucky draw and stellar performances. Ghost-themed with an aura of mystery that transcends through the decor that sends chills down your spine. This year’s G Ball hosted over 300 corporate guests, media partners, travel agents and business partners, all dressed to kill in evening gowns and Black Tie. The evening began with pre-cocktail where the red carpet was rolled out for an elegant entry and two registration tables to welcome invited attendees. Straight on, an event backdrop decked out with a […]
By G Hotel on May 25, 2018
“Genting Cruise Lines is always looking for new and innovative ways to heighten our guest experience and open up fresh and exciting destinations for our passengers,” said Mr Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. Genting Cruise Lines, which StarCruise is part of, now offers a new destination for her latest four-night round-trip cruise itineraries. The Gaya Travel team were honoured to be part of the maiden voyage of StarCruise’s largest liner Super Star Libra to Macleod Island, Myanmar on 3 November 2017. Genting Cruise Lines is teaming up with Myanmar company, Tint Tint Myanmar Group to help create the infrastructure on MacLeod Island to kickoff Myanmar’s journey to become a worldwide cruise destination. MacLeod Island is a secluded paradise located within […]
By Irnee Norris on February 22, 2018
G Hotel Kelawai must have done something right to have regulars who keep coming back to stay at this entirely gorgeous hotel (I heard that the shoe design mogul Datuk Jimmy Choo and celebrity interior designer Eric Leong are part of that list). But this doesn’t come as a surprise because being design stars themselves, the hotel ideally fit their chic, luxurious and exacting standards! Strategically located on the bustling Jalan Kelawai that is famous for a diverse array of attractions ranging from traditional temples, shopping malls (Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon), and the vibrant food scene including Gurney Drive (home to the congregation of roadside iron chefs), G Hotel Kelawai makes for a perfect base for both first-timers and seasoned travellers […]
By Shahida Sakeri on January 3, 2018
Travellers all come in various forms: solo, couple or family. Each has its own positive side and challenges. Travelling families, for instance, requires suitable accommodation, consequently giving parents headache since they need to consider may aspects such as safe environment, sufficient space, efficient facilities and suitable activities so that each family member can enjoy their holiday. Gaya Travel team had the opportunity to stay at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, which is conveniently located along the prime beachfront Batu Ferringhi area, only 20 minutes’ drive from Georgetown and 45 minutes from Penang International Airport. This four-star resort offers an extensive range of facilities and services that cater to the needs of guests, especially those travelling with family. From our observation, Golden […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on May 23, 2017
Gravity is one of the few rooftop bars in Penang that has successfully pull in crowds, week after week for its novelty dining experience
By Gaya Travel on May 12, 2017
G Hotel Gurney has recently completed a RM35 million makeover unveiling a complete modern and fresh new look with chic lobby, contemporary rooms, latest amenities, trendy food and beverage outlets and sophisticated meeting rooms. The 312 room designer hotel further stamps its mark as the market leader, being an icon along the busy Gurney drive enclave, located in the shopping paradise in between two renowned shopping malls, Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, and right next to the famous Gurney drive hawker eateries. “Our convenient location is the perfect point of departure for discovering Penang’s numerous tourist attractions, UNESCO World Heritage sites and beaches.” says Mr Michael Hanratty, General Manager of G Hotel Gurney. “We look forward to welcoming corporate and leisure guests […]
By Gaya Travel on September 18, 2016
Penang, ranked 4th in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities list for Best in Travel 2016, will be the fourth state in Malaysia to host the World Tourism Conference 2016 (WTC 2016) from 17 to 19 October 2016 after Melaka (2013), Kota Kinabalu (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2007). Listed as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2008, George Town in Penang was aptly chosen as the venue for WTC 2016. This capital city of Penang pulsates with life and receives many visitors from all over the world who wish to experience its unique architectural and cultural townscape, which is without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. It also offers everything for a successful meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition. There is no […]
By Gaya Travel on August 30, 2016
As part of its social contribution programme, G Hotel recently donated a dog slide to the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Penang, a non-profit organization providing temporary shelter for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals. The General Manager of G Hotel, Mr Michael Hanratty alongside with Heads of Department and staff volunteers from Security, Sales and Marketing, Engineering and Human Resources visited the shelter and presented the dog slide to SPCA. Then one by one, the dogs were brought in to try the slide. There were small and big dogs all waiting eagerly to play. In the beginning, the dogs were afraid of getting up the slide as the slide was strange to them. It took awhile for the […]
By Gaya Travel on August 22, 2016
The Royal Bintang Penang is strategically located in the heart of historic Georgetown, the city’s financial district with government offices including business, dining, retail and entertainment outlets just a short driving distance away. The hotel offers its guests the charming history of days gone by combined with modern luxury and friendly service. Being situated at the Weld Quay area, it is only minutes by foot from the city’s famous banking and shopping districts and is within easy reach to all major historic sites along the Heritage Trail of Penang. Overlooking the Marina Bay, The Royale Bintang Penang creates history for being one of its kind on the island. At the hotel’s doorstep lies the historic city of George Town, which was inducted […]
By Gaya Travel on November 20, 2015
First opened on 9 November 1973 along Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang, this timeless resort was built around the eight majestic rain trees by the sea, all preserved for posterity. Set on 30 acres of a former private property, Shangri-La Rasa Sayang was the group’s first Shangri-La property in Malaysia and also the first property ever to receive five-star rating in the country.‘Paradise on earth’ is what could be the most apt moniker to perfectly describe Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, noted for its 100 varieties of 133,000 of plants, including fruit and flowering trees. After the resort was closed down due to massive renovation project that took place from December 2004 until September 2006, it reopened with higher degree of exclusivity […]
By Gaya Travel on November 3, 2015
Ena Ramli explores the old quarters of Penang’s George Town and discovers a romantic past and enduring charm. The founding of Penang reads like a period novel filled with treachery, romance and tragedy (see The Penang Promise). The narrow lanes, back alleys, buildings and landmarks of George Town – Penang’s capital city and the setting for all the drama – have long buried these tales under the accumulation and passing of years. Fortunately, since receiving the UNESCO World Heritage recognition in 2008, George Town’s past is slowly and carefully being unearthed, restored and retold. With 2015 being Visit Penang Year, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the revival of old George Town, considered as one of the most romantic cities in Malaysia. […]
By Gaya Travel on October 27, 2015
Dragonair today announced that it will operate 10 weekly flights between Hong Kong and Penang effective from 30 March 2014, further strengthening the airline’s network in Asia.
By Gaya Travel on November 22, 2013