Penang is the name of both Penang Island and the Malaysian state around it. Its capital, Georgetown, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with luxury Penang hotels and unique historic architecture, a mixture of British colonial and traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian. There are many attractions including Hindu, Muslim and Chinese festivals, the Snake Temple, the Tropical Spice Garden, Fort Cornwallis and WW2 museums. Visitors to hotels in Penang will also find Penang a centre for electronics, particularly semi-conductors.
Hotels in Penang range from colonial splendour to amongst the most modern in Asia. Most have luxury resort features as well as business conference facilities including high-speed internet and secretarial services. English is the business language and Mandarin is widely spoken. Many familiar companies have facilities in Penang including Intel, Dell and Sony. Hotels in Penang are in demand by travellers and the international business community who are coming to Penang where “Malaysia’s past meets its future”.