The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel in Penang is managed by Cititel Hotel Management (CHM), a subsidiary company of IGB Berhad. The Wembley, located on Magazine Road, centrally sits in the heart of the historic city of George Town, where this historical site was famously known as the Wembley Park. The name bestowed during the British rule and this propitious site was the prime venue of entertainment where theatrical troupes ranging from European and American operetta and vaudeville, Chinese opera inclusive of Javanese tonil performed for Penangites.
The four-star hotel’s 415 comfortable guestrooms inclusive of Suites and Executive Rooms are exquisitely designed with batik-style motif, complement with luxurious amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Offering panoramic views of the north and south channels including the iconic Penang Bridge and the city of George Town, the guestrooms and suites are well-appointed with modern facilities that are practical to both business and leisure travellers. Guests will appreciate the Hotel’s convenient access to major commercial and government offices, cultural and historical sites, quaint shops, shopping complexes, bazaars and a variety of popular local food fare.
The famed Batu Feringghi beach is a mere 30 minutes’ drive away whilst it takes only five minutes to get to the Penang Ferry Terminal and just a mere 20 minutes from the Penang International Airport!
The Wembley’s extensive dining and entertainment facilities include the 24-hour Wembley Café located on Level 2, the Lobby Lounge and Enoshima Japanese Restaurant (located on the Lobby Level). Even while eating out, guests are spoilt for choice as many reputable eateries, local hawker stalls, open-air coffee shops, stylish cafes and pubs are within walking distance from the hotel. The Hotel’s Executive Lounge, DSRT Sky Room and the first Helipad in Penang and Northern Region are located on Level 30 and 31 of the hotel and offer a panoramic view of George Town and Penang Island.
The Hotel’s function space on Level 9 and 10 would set as the preferred venue for many successful annual dinners, corporate meetings, seminars and weddings with the impressive Wembley Grand Ballroom, one of the largest pillar-less ballroom in Penang, with a seating capacity of more than 1,000 persons, complemented by 10 other supporting function rooms suitable for smaller private meetings and events. It is a dream to any astute meeting planner as each function room features modern audio-visual equipment and wireless internet access. Tailor-made proposals to meet guests’ needs and requirements can be arranged accordingly. Special Wedding banquet celebration packages are also available.
Other in-house services and facilities within the hotel include wireless internet connectivity throughout the hotel, laundry and valet services, a salt-water infinity swimming pool, a gymnasium, a 24-hour internet kiosk, ample covered car park (560 parking bays), doctor-on-call, travel and transport arrangements. The health centre and shopping arcade will be open soon.
Offering guests a choice of enjoying their stay in a sea-facing or heritage-view room, rooms come equipped with a 39-inch or 50-inch LED-colour television, based on the room category, air-conditioning, international direct dial, attached bathroom with rain shower/long bath, bidet, digital in-room locker (electronic safe), iron and ironing board wireless internet connectivity, coffee and tea-making facilities, six local television channels, thirteen selected satellite television channels, in-house movie channels, and music channels, amongst others.
Be it a first-time visitor or regular, a visit to Penang is never complete without taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Penang. Discover George Town’s old-world charm and cultural diversity either on foot or the old-fashioned (and eco-friendly) way – by taking a leisurely ride on a trishaw or on a bicycle to explore this historic city up close and personal. Or if you prefer exploring George Town in air-conditioned comfort, you can enjoy a bus ride within this heritage city for FREE! The ‘Hop-On Free Central Area Transit’ (CAT) plies the route between the Weld Quay Jetty and Komtar at 15-minute intervals from 6 am to midnight daily.
Exploring the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage City has never been this convenient – now with 19 CAT stops in between all the famous heritage landmarks of Penang, just climb on board the CAT bus and discover all the wonderful history that George Town has to offer. You can also catch the latest Penang “Hop-On, Hop-Off” double-decker bus which will take you on a city or beach route, at a minimal charge.
Embark on a tour to the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Fort Cornwallis, Penang War Memorial, Town Hall, City Hall, State Assembly Buildings, Penang Supreme Court Building, Convent Light Street (the oldest girls’ school in Penang), Cathedral of the Assumption, Penang State Museum, St George’s Church, Little India, Goddess of Mercy Temple, The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kapitan Kling Mosque, Church Street Pier, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Captain Francis Light’s final resting place and many more heritage sites which are just between five to ten minutes driving distance away from our new hotels.
Do take some time to explore the living heritage of George Town, where, on a walk-about or cycle-ride tour, you will come across traditional tradesmen such as the rattan weaver, songkok maker, joss stick maker, tombstone engraver, ‘poh piah skin’ maker, ‘yu char kuih’ maker, signboard engraver, wooden and bamboo blinds maker and the ‘nyonya beaded shoes’ maker – at work.
So go ahead and rent-a-bike, grab a map and away you go to explore historical Penang! For the ardent shopper, bargains galore await at the many bazaars, shops, departmental stores and shopping malls, namely Komtar, 1st Avenue Mall and Prangin Mall which are located right opposite our hotels and are about 100m walk away, or Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon along the renowned Gurney Drive – a 10-minute drive away.
The Wembley currently offers the best rate promotion, for the guest that book direct on our website will enjoy up to 15% discount and guest who books 14 days in advance will enjoy up to 20% discount. Apply promo code – “BESTRATESTGILES”
For more information, please visit www.StGilesHotels.com.