Eastern & Oriental Hotel: The Gold List 2022 - Best Luxury Hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel: The Gold List 2022 - Best Luxury Hotel

Unforgettable Luxurious Stay

Text by: Fabian Ooi / Photos Courtesy of Eastern & Oriental Hotel - 04 March 2023

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Established by the famed Sarkies brothers in 1885, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the only seafront hotel in the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over its 137-year history, the E&O Hotel has played host to the world’s most celebrated artists, writers and heads of state. 

Heritage Wing Front Facade

As a leading destination for timeless hospitality, guests of the Heritage Wing (refurbished in 2019) can enjoy the luxury of travelling back through time with modern comforts in keeping with the classic style of the Penang icon. 

Premier Suite Balcony

Straits Suite BedroomStraits Suite Living Room

Guests of the Heritage Wing are also entitled to exclusive privileges such as access to The Cornwallis - a private lounge offering complimentary evening canapes and cocktails, the Heritage Wing pool as well as premium selected beverages that will be replenished daily.

The Cornwallis

As one of the few historical hotels around the globe, the management has placed great emphasis to preserve elements of the hotel’s 137-year old history such as the iconic Java tree, the manual lift, the dome and cannons. 

Victory Annexe Lobby

Victory Annexe Sarkies BuffetVictory Annexe Planters Lounge Buffet Area

The Hotel’s food and beverage outlets - Palm Court, Java Tree, Sarkies and Planters Lounge have a celebrated reputation for serving an extensive menu ranging from Penang’s heritage dishes to a traditional English afternoon tea whilst Farquhar’s Bar is the place to be for time-honoured bar staples. For larger formal celebrations, the E&O’s stately Grand Ballroom honour the era of debutante’s balls and black-tie dinner dances.

Victory Annexe Swimming PoolVictory Annexe Poolside Terrace

To accommodate the increase demand of guests, back in 2013, the E&O has unveiled its 15-storey Victory Annexe with 132 quintessentially appointed sea-fronting suites, complemented by restaurants, meeting rooms, an infinity swimming pool and spa. Niche retail outlets were also introduced to further enhance the experience of guests. 

Victory Annexe Corner Suite - Bedroom

Within the Victory Annexe retail arcade nested the E&O Gallery where many stories of guests have been documented. This specially curated museum relates the story of Penang’s social and cultural milestones as seen through the eyes of the E&O and its patrons.

Today, the luxurious all-suite E&O stands as the grande dame of heritage hotels, its arches and facades form natural frames for the longest and most splendid seafront sweep of lawn ever to greet the Andaman Sea.


For more information, please visit : www.eohotels.com


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