SmartOtels is very pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with the heritage boutique Hotel Penaga in George Town, Penang, Malaysia to represent the hotel for sales and marketing in the UK and Europe.
George Town, Penang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and occupies an island situated off the city of Penang, linked by one bridge. George Town is the cultural heart of Penang – full of colonial buildings and mansions and many other attractions, such as the Batu Ferringhi beach and the world famous Teluk Bahang Butterfly Farm, Penang is also noted as the food capital of Malaysia, with a rich diversity of cultures and cuisines.
The Hotel Penaga was created from a cluster of 15 terraces and shop houses and maintains all of the character of the UNESCO World Heritage Site whilst providing up to the moment amenities, including WiFi in all rooms, and the finest standards of Malay hospitality. Each room or suite is individually furnished with antique cabinets, benches and chairs from China. Modern sofas and chairs are in most rooms, along with an original contemporary art piece, natural history prints and maps relating to Penang.
The Hotel Penaga’s innovative “Artists Residency” ensures that the collection is growing all the time and gives guests a chance to watch the artist in residence at work. All bathrooms feature a Jacuzzi spa bath and a separate shower. Toiletries are locally made, from craftsmen and women who specialize in the fragrances and products of the region. Penaga Spa, within the hotel, utilises the proven benefits of the penaga tree, which contribute to the holistic approach of well-being.
Joaquin Cababie, co-founder and COO, now based in SmartOtels office in Bangkok, said: “I was entranced by the Hotel Penaga when I visited it a few weeks ago, just before ITB-Asia and regretted that I had to rush away to get to Singapore. Penang has so much to offer tourists, from superb beaches to a unique experience in the World Heritage Site and other cultural offerings to a huge range of cooking varieties and blends. I have no doubt that we can do a great deal to boost the profile of this beautiful hotel in the UK and European markets and to significantly increase business for the hotel.”
Hugh Cameron, General Manager of Hotel Penaga said: “We are really excited about our relationship with SmartOtels and we feel very confident of the increased business which will come from it. We have met both Joaquin and Matthew and have been very impressed with their experience and understanding of the hotel and travel industries and their emphasis on delivering ROI to their hotel and resort clients. I am confident that we can trust SmartOtels entirely with representing the best interests of the Hotel Penaga for sales and marketing in the UK and Europe.”
SmartOtels currently represents Uppala Villas & Spa, Umalas and Uppala Villas Seminyak – both in Bali, Indonesia – as well as Hotel Penaga in the UK and Europe for sales and marketing as well as providing distribution, revenue management and social media marketing support. We expect to announce other partners very soon.
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