Construction of the hotel is expected to begin by mid-2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Rackson Hospitality Sdn. Bhd to bring the Le Méridien brand born in Paris to Penang, the “Pearl of the Orient”. As part of the Penang Gateway development, the 200-room Le Méridien Penang Airport will be strategically located near Penang International Airport and will be part of a mixed-use development that will also include an independent residential tower, a medical center. , commercial, and retail space. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin by mid-2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
“We are delighted to be working with Rackson Hospitality Sdn. Bhd to bring the Le Méridien brand to Penang, ”said Rivero Delgado, Marriott International zone vice president for Singapore, Malaysia and Maldives. “This signing underscores Marriott International’s commitment to further develop its presence in Malaysia. We are convinced that Le Méridien Penang Airport will improve the hotel offer on the island and inspire travelers to explore the world in style, to savor the sweetness of life and to live experiences that offer something more than does not appear. “
Known for its famous sandy beaches, its art, its architecture and affectionately regarded as the gastronomic capital of Malaysia, Penang is a melting pot of cultures and holds the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the main Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Road, Le Méridien Penang Airport will feature an air bridge connecting customers directly to the adjacent shopping center. The new hotel will also provide guests with convenient access to the industrial areas of Bayan Lepas and Georgetown, which are just a 15- and 25-minute drive away.
“We are proud to be associated with such a prestigious brand. It means a lot to us and is a big step forward for an up-and-coming developer like us. The facade of the hotel building will stand out with its interesting design elements. It will be nearly impossible for business and leisure travelers, both local and international, to miss this landmark when landing at the airport. Once the Penang Gateway is completed, I believe it has the potential to become an iconic landmark accessible in the heart of Bayan. Lepas which will raise the economic and architectural standards of the city, ”said Mr. Kelvin Lor, CEO of Rackson Group.
Designed by SA Architects Malaysia, the timeless and chic Mid-Century design of Le Méridien Penang Airport is inspired by the brand’s roots in the days of glamorous travel, something that permeates the entire Le Méridien experience. The property is expected to feature Le Méridien Hub’s signature brand, a modern reinterpretation of the hotel’s traditional lobby for guests to come together, socialize, and simply savor the moment. The hotel is expected to offer 186 carefully designed guest rooms and 14 suites, including a 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite. An eclectic mix of dining options can also be expected, including an all-day restaurant featuring a mix of modern European and Asian buffets, a specialty restaurant, a cafe with fresh pastries, and the brand’s Latitude Bar. Plans also include a club lounge, fitness facilities, a swimming pool with a sundeck and 7,000 square feet of comfortable meeting and event space.
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