Hotel Penaga Malaysia sits at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. It's no wonder that the Hotel Penaga draws so heavily on this rich confluence. Budget Travel Friday, Oct 12, 2012, 12:29 PM (Courtesy Hotel Penaga) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Hotel Penaga

Malaysia sits at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. It's no wonder that the Hotel Penaga draws so heavily on this rich confluence.

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Hotel Penaga

  • Corner of Jalan Hutton and Lebuh Clarke
    George Town 10050
    011-606/4-604-261-1891
  • Hotel Penaga website
  • 2017-03-26 to 2017-03-27

About this Hotel

Price From $134

With its Indian, Chinese, and ethnic Malay influences, Malaysia sits at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. So it’s no wonder that the Hotel Penaga draws so heavily on this rich confluence. Architect Hijjas Kasturi and his environmentalist wife, Angela, spent three years renovating the three art deco buildings that constitute the hotel, using found materials from across the region in the 45 rooms. Granite slabs in the garden came to the country as ballast on early 20th-century Chinese trading ships. Flooring incorporates Indonesian pressed tiles. Rugs are either Chinese cowhide, Indian sisal, Turkish patchwork kilims, or bamboo mats from eastern Malaysia. And much of the timber used was salvaged from demolished colonial buildings on the peninsula. The Kasturis also run an artist retreat near Kuala Lumpur, so you can expect to see original pieces created by both well-known and emerging artists hanging all over the Penaga’s walls.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details From $134; breakfast included.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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