Rolling out the red carpet for first guests

Impressive facade: The newly opened G Hotel Kelawai is between Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall.

THE newly opened G Hotel Kelawai in Penang gave its first guests a memorable red carpet welcome.

Kenny Yew, 47, his wife and two children were greeted upon arrival at the hotel by senior management personnel which included general manager Michael Hanratty.

They were presented with a flower bouquet, fortune cookies, teddy bears and ice- cream as they completed their check-in.

Then, they were ushered to their gorgeous room.

Yew, a Penangite working with an IT company in Brunei, had returned for Chinese New Year and wanted to try out the new hotel whilst getting some shopping done at two neighbouring malls.

G Hotel Kelawai, which opened on Feb 16, boasts a total of 208 rooms.

They comprise 143 Deluxe rooms (35sq m), 20 Executive rooms (35sq m), 43 Executive Premier rooms (45sq m) and two Executive Premier suites (82sq m).

All feature innovative designs that are elegant yet casual, with an air of bespoke opulence.

Among the plush furnishings in the hotel rooms are a Serta Bed touted as one of the world’s best mattresses as well as a Herman Miller work chair.

There is also a 55-inch Smart LED TV along with branded Appelles personal care products.

Currently, the hotel’s lobby, reception counter, forum (function room), business centre, concierge services and basement parking area are all operational.

Also open is the Spoon coffeehouse which serves dishes from cuisines around the globe throughout the day.

Work is still ongoing for the hotel’s 24th floor rooftop Infinity Pool, Gravity rooftop bar, 2PM lobby lounge and gymnasium.

All are targeted for completion by the middle of this month.

Once the rooftop facilities are open, guests can look forward to enjoying breathtaking views of the city whilst having a dipin the pool or when chilling out with drinks and great grub.

The lounge will be a quiet and cosy corner where one can relax and watch the world go by.

In the meantime, guests can use the facilities at sister property G Hotel Gurney which is just a stone’s throw away.

There are complimentary buggy services between both hotels.

G Hotel Kelawai is located on bustling Kelawai Road and nestled between Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall.

Also within the vicinity are an array of attractions ranging from traditional temples to eateries serving local delicacies, boutiques and jewellers.

Also present on the opening day were G Hotel director Phuah Choon Meng, executive assistant manager of sales and marketing Kevin Cheah, resident manager S. Punitha Mary and various department heads.

For more information or bookings, visit or call 04-2380000.

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