The Malay settlement turned coppersmith street is now a cultural mecca and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 88 Armenian pays such tribute to its colourful history.
Rodin, Bartholdi, Dunand, Mackenzie, Pearson and Revere are the six luxurious rooms in 88 Armenian. They are also the names of the world’s six most distinguished coppersmiths.
The legacy continues in this heritage boutique hotel, built on “Pak Than_g-Ah Kay” which the Chinese recognised as “Coppersmith’s Street” in Hokkien. Copper and brass industry flourished on this street in the mid-19th century but the residence of Armenian traders here made the lasting address.
The Last Hotel
This part in George Town is inscribed on the World Heritage List. To preserve a place that is considered to have special cultural or historical importance to everyone, the state government has dictated that no more approvals will be given to hotel developments in the area.