IHG has has announced the signing of Intercontinental Penang Resort in Teluk Bahang by 2025, the second Intercontinental hotel in Malaysia

IHG will transform the former Penang Mutiara Beach Resort at Teluk Bahang in partnership with THR Hotel (Penang) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of a leading Malaysian hotel owner, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad (Tradewinds Corp).

The resort is a 30-minute drive from central Georgetown, and will feature 355 rooms and suites, and six villas. Facilities include three swimming pools (including a kid’s pool), five restaurants and bars, 1,000 square metres of meeting and event space (including a glass marquee and private lawn for garden weddings and special occasions), and the InterContinental Lounge offering views of the Straits of Malacca.

The resort will also have a spa with 10 treatment villas, a yoga studio, and a relaxation pavilion. The resort is close to Teluk Bahang Fishing Village, Penang National Park and the Penang Tropical Spice Garden and has views of the Malacca Straits.

Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG said:

“A city steeped in history and culture, Penang presents a strong leisure and corporate travel demand, buoyed by the recent border reopening and ending of travel restrictions. We want to create the best resort destination in Penang, make it attractive to all types of guests and further solidify IHG’s brand presence in Malaysia in the luxury segment.”

“Tradewinds Corp is the perfect partner for us to introduce the Intercontinental brand to Penang. Having previously worked with Tradewinds Corp on a number of properties in Asia, we are truly excited to return into partnership with them with this flagship resort.”

Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Tradewinds Corp Muhammad Zainal Ashikin, said:

“Teluk Bahang holds a special place for us, and with it, the former award-winning Mutiara Penang Resort….We wanted to introduce a brand that holds the nature, culture and heritage of the area in the same high regard as we do.”

The Intercontinental brand is in its 75th year, and has over 200 properties.


Nathaniel Otley