Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, the resort of choice along Penang’s Batu Feringgi Beach

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, the resort of choice along Penang’s Batu Feringgi Beach, has completed a MYR $32 million room renovation programme for all its guestrooms and suites in the Garden Wing.

Dubbed the most expensive “facelift” in Penang’s hotel history, the renovation took over eight months to complete and involved major changes to all 189 Garden Wing rooms.

The new room design by Mapsdesign Pte. Ltd. reflects the resort’s tropical beauty.  Earth tones, a citrus palette and hues of blue have been added to draw the beauty of nature into the rooms, giving them a fresh, comtemporary, spacious and airy ambience.  The new rooms feel more open and large with neutral elongated floor tiles replacing the carpets and neutral tones throughout with splashes of colour and texture to highlight and complement the surroundings.

There is a two-seated sofa in every room that converts into a sofa bed. Every guestroom and suite has a private balcony on which to relax and enjoy the view. All Garden Wing rooms are installed with LED lightings, energy-saving key cards and air conditioning that switches off when the balcony doors are opened as part of the hotel’s long-term commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

The renovation has brought in several categories of guestrooms to cater to the family market.  The rooms range from 42  to 105 square meters.  The popular room category is the Deluxe Seaview room which has breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea. Also popular is the Deluxe Family Room measuring 60 square metres which has one king-sized and two single beds.

“We are very excited and confident that the renovations will herald in a new level of comfort and service that travellers have come to expect of Shangri-La,” said Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, director of communications.  “The scale of this renovation shows our commitment to maintain the hotel’s reputation for providing excellent services and being at the forefront of hospitality in Penang and Malaysia.”

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