The country’s first DoubleTree Resort by Hilton debuts in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, marking the international brand’s 50th opening in Asia Pacific.
The Island’s Idyllic Resort
DoubleTree is one of Hilton’s 14 world-class global brands that find its way to the shore of a culturally-rewarding island in Malaysia. Aside from the existing DoubleTree properties in Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Melaka, Penang hosts the first-ever DoubleTree Resort for travellers.
Away from the masses of tourists, the resort is serenely beautiful and fit for a relaxing holiday. Set against the hills of Batu Ferringhi, DoubleTree Resort is sandwiched between the waters and greens with an overhead bridge for easy access to the sandy beach.
The pleasant stay in the hotel started just as I was handed a warm cookie upon checking in. Prizing themselves as a hospitable resort with a human touch, traveller like me is thankful for the fast response for room service when water gets trapped in my ear or needed emergency mouthwash at midnight.
One for the Parents and Kids
The unique resort delivers special attention in making travelling with families a heartfelt experience. There are options for a private shared hallway between rooms besides a kids’ buffet counter at Makan Kitchen, a restaurant with local Peranakan delights.
Children also get to play in the outdoor pool with kids-proof artificial beach or in a wet playground. If parents are craving for a relaxation time at the wellness spa, the Kid’s Club at DoubleTree Resort offer a selection of fun-filled educational activities for children to engage in.
Infused with Local Charm
Everything built in the resort has Penang culture in mind. The place is dripping with Peranakan influences from the lounge to the contemporary guestrooms. Decorative items like tiffins, oriental chest drawers and rattan chairs reminds one of a house in the British colonial era.
Highlighting Penang history and culture, DoubleTree Resort has Malaysia’s first teddy bear-themed museum, TeddyVille Musuem on site. Both adults and kids can benefit culturally from the museum with a large collection of life-sized teddies to miniature ones living life in Penang.
Experience the top-notch resort with your family and start by making your reservations at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang website or call +604-892 8000 for their best available rates.
Words by Jessy Wong