Penang Courtyard Opens in Malaysia

Courtyard by Marriott Penang overlooks colourful George Town and the Malacca Straights.

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Penang Marriott is the first Courtyard by Marriott to open in Malaysia. Located on the tropical island of Penang, it has 199 rooms. two food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, spa, and other facilities.

Penang Marriott Overview

Courtyard by Marriott Penang  is the first Courtyard hotel to open  in Malaysia. However, Marriott already has a significant footprint in the country.In fact, it is Malaysia 17th Marriott property.

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our presence in Malaysia with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Penang,” says Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International.

Subash Basrur, the hotel’s General Manager, is equally upbeat.

“I am excited to welcome guests to the new Courtyard by Marriott Penang,” Basrur says. “There is a lot of anticipation for the launch of the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Malaysia and we are committed to delivering a welcoming experience that inspires and re-energizes guests at an affordable price point.”

The Penang Courtyart by Marriott occupies a prime location on Jalan Macalister in the heart of Penang’s historic George Town district.

And in case you didn’t know, Jalan Macalister is a UNESCO-listed world heritage site!

Destination Penang

Penang is a state located in northwestern Malaysia. Because of its sandy beaches, unique culture ,heritage architecture, Penang is popular with tourists.

In fact, George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with shop houses lining its streets.

In addition, temples and  mosques dot the district. However, there are also modern skyscrapers and upscale shopping malls.


King bed hotel room.
Twin bed hotel rooat.
Guest room bathroom.

Penang Courtyard by Marriott has 199 rooms and suites. They are both well-connected and spacious.

In addition, the rooms have unobstructed views of George Town and the Straits of Malacca.

Each room has amenities. In addition to technology equipment, they have   an ergonomic work station.

Hotel Food and Beverage Outlets

Penang Kitchen.

Courtyard by Marriott Penang has two food and beverage outlets. One of the outlets is an all-day dining restaurant. And the other is a bar.

Penang Kitchen serves a menu inspired by the district’s rich mix of culture.

In other words, there are Chinese, Indian, and  Malay culinary influences.

For example, featured dishes include Penang Laksa, Chef Ismail’s Chicken Rendang with Ginger Flower, Ox Tail Soup, and Lamb Shank Biryani in Claypot.

But don’t worry.  There are also several international favorites if you’re hankering after a hamburger or a steak.

Gin Library is Penang’s first and only distillery-themed bar. And it serves a collection of gin and malt whiskey spirits and hand-crafted cocktails.

Hotel Facilities

penang-courtyard-by-marriott-swimming pool
Infinity swimming pool.
Dynamic public space.
Fitness centre.

Penang Courtyard by Marriott has a outdoor infinity swimming pool. Most important for an avid swimmer like me, the pool is long enough to do proper laps.

Not only that. There are also lounge chairs for sun worshipers! In addition, the hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center. And there are also men’s and women’s spas!

In addition, the hotel has dynamic public spaces created to inspire guests to transition effortless between relaxation and work.

Finally, Courtyard by Marriott Penang has a variety of meeting facilities.

For example, there is a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 150 guests. In addition, there are eight meeting rooms and a VIP room.

And each is equipped with state-of-the-art  audio-visual equipment.

“We’re delighted to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Penang, one of the most popular island destinations in Malaysia for locals and visitors alike,” says Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brand, Asia Pacific, Marriott International.

“With its inviting, flexible spaces and classic style, the new hotel is set to meet the demands of our independent and forward-thinking guests.

Penang Marriott Hotel Location

Courtyard by Marriott Penang – 218D Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang 10400 Malaysia


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