The Westin, Penang

The Westin, Penang — Photo by Marriott

The signing ceremony was graced by His Royal Highness, Tuanku Raja Muda of Perlis and Chairman of Westfield Global Sdn Bhd (centre) joined by Dato’ Yeoh Yih Sean, Director of Westfield Global Sdn Bhd (on his left), Mr. Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President Hotel Development, Asia Pacific Marriott International (on his right) and witnessed by esteemed Directors from Westfield Global Sdn Bhd and representatives from Marriott International.

Marriott International today announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with Westfield Global Sdn. Bhd., to bring The Westin brand to the popular island of Penang.

Located along the iconic, sea-facing promenade of Gurney Drive, The Westin Hotel, Penang is slated to open in 2026. With 217 rooms and suites featuring the brand’s iconic Heavenly® Bed, the hotel will offer guests sweeping views of greenery and the Andaman Sea beyond. Overlooking newly opened Gurney Bay Park, a seafront public recreational space including a skate park and retail areas, the hotel’s prime location is a mere stone’s throw from Gurney Drive’s popular attractions of local street food, with Gurney Drive Hawker Centre and popular shopping malls of Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon.

It is only a few minutes drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town and its multitude of cultural, historical, and, culinary attractions. It is also close to other popular Penang attractions including Kek Lok Si Temple, Malaysia’s largest Buddhist temple and Batu Ferringhi, known for its beach and water activities. For business travellers, it is an excellent option being just a 30-minute drive from Penang International Airport and less than an hour’s drive from Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone, home to several multinational high-tech manufacturing firms.

The Westin Hotel, Penang will form part of a larger development known as the Westin Hotel & Residences, striking the perfect balance between vibrant city living and an exclusive residential environment.

Plans call for the hotel to feature all-day dining and speciality restaurants, a lobby lounge and a pool bar, with additional leisure facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, WestinWORKOUT®.

Fitness Studio, Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for ultimate pampering, as well as the Westin Family Kids Club. Guided by Westin’s six pillars of well-being, the brand continues to evolve and deliver its signature wellness programs to adapt to the needs of the modern traveller and deliver industry-leading experiences designed to empower guests to be the best version of themselves.

The hotel will also be an ideal destination for events of all sizes such as weddings, seminars, workshops, and conferences. Not only is there a spacious grand ballroom to accommodate up to 1,000 people, it is also equipped with various event spaces and meeting rooms.

The hotel is anticipated to be Marriott International’s fourth Westin in Malaysia, in addition to The Westin Kuala Lumpur, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort and The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa.

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