CapitaLand Investment Limited’s (CLI) wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) will be managing Ascott Gurney Penang, the first international-class serviced residence in the state under Ascott’s world-renowned luxury Ascott The Residence brand. Ascott Gurney Penang is owned by Plenitude Berhad, a publicly listed company with investments in hospitality and property development.
The guest of honour TYT Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak officiated the opening of the hotel followed by drum performance. Ascott Gurney Penang is situated along a scenic waterfront promenade that is among the most popular locales in Penang. The 37-storey Ascott Gurney Penang offers 271 modern apartments, ranging from studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, as well as built-in washer and dryer.
Ascott Gurney Penang also holds the pride of being the first Ascott property to have meeting room facilities in Malaysia. Guests are able to host private meetings of up to 20 participants at the property’s well-equipped meeting rooms while the ballroom with banquet service can host up to 800 guests for weddings or corporate events.
Mr Mondi Mecja, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Malaysia said “We are excited to bring this positive momentum into 2022 and introduce more of what Ascott has to offer”. “There are plans to open three more properties in Kuala Lumpur and Penang by the third quarter of this year”, he said at the official opening of Ascott Gurney Penang here today.