The Prestige Hotel

by penanghotels


Contact Details

Hotel : The Prestige Hotel
Address : 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel. : +604 217 5888
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About The Prestige Hotel

The Prestige Hotel is an independent bespoke luxury hotel that best portrays the natural urban beauty of Penang’s historic core. A modern-day interpretation of Victorian design, it welcomes the urbane traveller to a contemporized and magical quasi-colonial universe, carefully created and curated by Ministry of Design. The first of its kind in Penang, The Prestige Hotel is a destination in itself offering an authentic travel experience and is part of the prestigious Design Hotels™ portfolio.

The Prestige Hotel is located in Georgetown, set amongst the beautiful and intricate 19th century English colonial buildings found in this UNESCO World Heritage site. The hotel features 162 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop infinity pool, events pavilion and terrace, and a vibrant Victorian dining and retail arcade.

Uniquely one of a kind, the Prestige Hotel draws upon the cultural relevance of its colonial past whilst showcasing the brilliant art of illusion etched in sophisticated architectural and design philosophies to deliver a distinctive hotel stay experience. Located 25 minutes from Penang’s international airport and within walking distance to Penang’s famous cultural landmarks and popular gourmet hotspots, the hotel brings local inspiration to life and is the perfect launching point for intrepid business and leisure travellers seeking to experience local charm at its best.

“A Touch of Magic in a Tropical, Victorian Eden”
Tropical Victorian sounds like a misnomer when you think of England and her weather, but this is what the locals are blessed with in Penang. Located along Church Street Penang, within the core zone of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage site, The Prestige Hotel is a new-build, joining many beautiful and intricate Victorian buildings, which still house banking and commercial facilities, in a tropical climate where lush vegetation abounds. While the colonial Victorian heritage and tropics are key elements of the design concept, the studio considered a particularly difficult condition of the site, i.e. its long narrow proportions which potentially made navigating the hotel’s retail arcade or its long guestroom corridors a monotonous experience.

To overcome this, the studio introduced elements of visual trickery and surprise, notions of magic and illusions, with the end goal of creating delightful spaces and memorable guest experiences. This element of visual trickery (e.g. appearing & disappearing, or levitation) is subtly introduced throughout the 162-room hotel; ranging from transformation of familiar heritage floor patterns, furniture design such as the custom reception desk that seems to magically balance on balls, and hidden doors in guestrooms that open to reveal toilets and pantries.

Award (

Year 2021

  • 9.3/10 for Customer Review Award 2021 | Agoda
  • 2021 Recognition of Excellence Award | HotelsCombined
  • 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award | Tripadvisor
  • 9.2/10 for Loved by Guests Award 2021 |
  • Most Recommended Award |
  • 9.1/10 for Traveller Review Award 2021 |

Year 2020

  • Winner – Luxury Contemporary Hotel, Continent Winner: Asia | World Luxury Awards 2020
  • Classified as a 5-star City Hotel by Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
  • Finalist – Suite | AHEAD Asia Awards 2020
  • Finalist – Visual Identity | AHEAD Asia Awards 2020
  • Longlisted – Spatial Awards Hospitality Hotel of The Year | FRAME Awards 2020
  • Winner – Merit, Best Hotel, 2020 | BCI Asia Interior Design Awards, Singapore

Other Facilities

  • Free unlimited high-speed WI-FI
  • Cutter’s Lounge
  • Complimentary parking for room guests
  • In Room Dining
  • Key card access to guest floors
  • Laundry / Dry cleaning / Pressing
  • Complimentary premium movies on demand/in-room entertainment
  • Meeting & Banquet facilities


Within a modern Victorian architectural envelope located on the ground floor of The Prestige, discover a myriad of dining and retail outlets.

Location Map

Executive Deluxe
Premier Deluxe
Deluxe Trio
Loft Suite

The Glasshouse

Rooftop Infinity Pool
Multipurpose Hall
Gym/Fitness Room
Gazebo by The Pool