Pe­naga Ho­tel

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The Pe­naga Ho­tel is unique in the her­itage zone as it’s a big­ger prop­erty than most of the bou­tique ho­tels found in the area. It’s renowned for its art col­lec­tion due to the res­i­dency the own­ers of­fer to se­lected artists from around the world. Al­though its lo­ca­tion is qui­eter than most, be­ing walk­ing dis­tance to great lo­cal food and her­itage ar­eas is al­ways bonus. The own­ers are an ar­chi­tect and an en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist with a shared pas­sion for art, and their ex­per­tise and love for de­sign and dé­cor show in ev­ery as­pect of the ho­tel.

The ho­tel has been con­verted from 15 pre-war ter­race houses and shop­houses into 45 rooms and suites of vary­ing sizes, best de­scribed as Straits Eclec­tic with a touch of Art Deco. Each room cat­e­gory has been dis­tinc­tively dec­o­rated with mostly Chi­nese pieces, and topped up with a bright colour pal­ette to go with the some­times very con­tem­po­rary art pieces present. There is a small pool (a rar­ity in most her­itage ho­tels in the city), a lovely spa of­fer­ing treat­ments us­ing indige­nous ingredients, and a restau­rant serv­ing a good se­lec­tion of lo­cal and Western dishes.

Cor­ner of Jalan Hut­ton & Le­buh Clark, Ge­orge Town (+604 261 1893/www. hotelpe­ Depend­ing on sea­son, from RM400 for Deluxe Room; from RM900 for Clark Ter­race (sleeps four peo­ple).

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