G Hotel Penang, located on the island’s trendy Gurney Drive right next to the upscale shopping mall Gurney Plaza, will add about 200 guest rooms to its inventory with a new hotel wing opening at the end of 2012.
The expansion represents a 50 per cent increase in the total number of guestrooms that will ease growing demand from business travellers who account for the bulk of its customers.
The stylish hotel, featuring contemporary and minimalist interiors, considers itself a business hotel and differentiates itself from the beachfront resorts along Batu Ferringhi.
“When you look at the flow of in-house guests for the entire week, we are busiest on weekdays with occupancy rates reaching between 80 and 90 per cent,” said hotel public relations manager Christina Tan. “In fact, the most important in-room amenity is the spacious work desk and the ergonomically designed chair, which tells you that staying guests spend a good percentage of time working in their rooms”.
The work desk is fitted with power outlets and cable ports within easy reach to make it convenient for guests to connect their laptop.
G Hotel Penang offers free in-room internet. Other amenities include a complimentary minibar and an iPod-docking station.
Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, an infinity pool, Danai Spa, a hair saloon and four F&B outlets including G Spot Live Music Bar and Lounge, which is one of Penang’s top nightspots.