Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Hilton | Hilton Honors
Reload this Page >

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang {MYS}

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang {MYS}

Old Dec 10, 15, 7:02 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Singapore
Programs: HHonors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 362
Arrow DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang {MYS}

Good news! Penang will soon have a new Doubletree Resort in 2016! Here are the details:

  • This hotel will soon be joining the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands and is presently accepting reservations for arrival September 1, 2016 and beyond
  • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang is set in the dynamic northern beach area of Penang, just 45 minutes from Penang International Airport
  • Our 318 rooms and suites all have WiFi and many feature a private furnished balcony and partial or full sea views. Choose a spacious suite for a separate living area, balcony, walk-in shower and bathtub
  • Complimentary shuttle to attractions like Batu Ferringhi and George Town
  • Close to the business district and the SPICE Convention Center
  • Large outdoor swimming pool, spa treatments and fitness center
  • Kids’ Club, TeddyVille museum, and swimming pool with artificial beach
  • Direct access to a public beach via overhead bridge
gummibar is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 7:08 pm
  #2  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeBanyan Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: We love to Fly, Hotels and Discovery
Posts: 1,471
That's indeed wonderful news, thanks for your update on this particular new resort. ^
uggboy is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 7:58 pm
  #3  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 827
old news

this hotel, being a conversion, and the new built Mallaca DT have been published news for over a year.

Originally Posted by gummibar View Post
Good news! Penang will soon have a new Doubletree Resort in 2016! Here are the details:

  • This hotel will soon be joining the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands and is presently accepting reservations for arrival September 1, 2016 and beyond
  • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang is set in the dynamic northern beach area of Penang, just 45 minutes from Penang International Airport
  • Our 318 rooms and suites all have WiFi and many feature a private furnished balcony and partial or full sea views. Choose a spacious suite for a separate living area, balcony, walk-in shower and bathtub
  • Complimentary shuttle to attractions like Batu Ferringhi and George Town
  • Close to the business district and the SPICE Convention Center
  • Large outdoor swimming pool, spa treatments and fitness center
  • Kidsí Club, TeddyVille museum, and swimming pool with artificial beach
  • Direct access to a public beach via overhead bridge
leeky is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 8:15 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Singapore
Programs: HHonors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 362
Originally Posted by leeky View Post
old news

this hotel, being a conversion, and the new built Mallaca DT have been published news for over a year.
Yeah...it isn't new news. However, I think it's only now that they are available for booking. Correct me if I'm wrong.

As for Malacca, there's no news on when it is even going to open. The property does not even come out when you search Malaysia. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is displayed in the search results and is scheduled to open in Aug 2016 but not accepting reservations yet.
gummibar is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 8:15 pm
  #5  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeBanyan Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: We love to Fly, Hotels and Discovery
Posts: 1,471
Originally Posted by leeky View Post
old news

this hotel, being a conversion, and the new built Mallaca DT have been published news for over a year.
Under which name/brand/operator was this hotel/resort known before?
Would be interesting to know, thanks. ^
uggboy is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 8:18 pm
  #6  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeBanyan Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: We love to Fly, Hotels and Discovery
Posts: 1,471
Originally Posted by gummibar View Post
Yeah...it isn't new news. However, I think it's only now that they are available for booking. Correct me if I'm wrong.

As for Malacca, there's no news on when it is even going to open. The property does not even come out when you search Malaysia. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is displayed in the search results and is scheduled to open in Aug 2016 but not accepting reservations yet.
I'm glad that Hilton expands/grows in Malaysia beside KL/+area/Johor Bahru incl. Penang, Malacca and Kota Kinabalu. Superb coverage. ^

I wonder when Malacca will open? Any idea?
Good to know about the others opening dates/booking openings. ^

Cheers & Safe Travels.
uggboy is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 8:50 pm
  #7  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 827
Hilton, via FB, posted Mallaca DT due to open in Sept next year (but then again they also said that Penang would open in May 2016 and now that date is being pushed back by a few months so take the Sept date with a grain of salt).

Originally Posted by uggboy View Post
I'm glad that Hilton expands/grows in Malaysia beside KL/+area/Johor Bahru incl. Penang, Malacca and Kota Kinabalu. Superb coverage. ^

I wonder when Malacca will open? Any idea?
Good to know about the others opening dates/booking openings. ^

Cheers & Safe Travels.
leeky is offline  
Old Dec 10, 15, 9:20 pm
  #8  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 827
previously Hydro/Hydro Majestic (not associated w any brand)

Originally Posted by uggboy View Post
Under which name/brand/operator was this hotel/resort known before?
Would be interesting to know, thanks. ^
leeky is offline  
Old Dec 11, 15, 2:08 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Antwerpen - Belgium
Programs: HHonors Diamond, Marriott Gold, SPG Gold, Melia Silver, Club Carlson Gold
Posts: 538
We drove past it some time ago (our cab did) and it is somewhat isolated, a busy road in between the hotel and the (nice but smallish) beach and nothing in walking distance, even though it is not that far from George Town (which is fine if they would run a shuttle like many hotels do).

Does anyone know if they are planning on having an executive lounge there?

Maybe good enough for us on a points stay...
Delectatio is offline  
Old Dec 11, 15, 3:42 am
  #10  
jxd
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: SIN/BNE
Programs: HHonors gold
Posts: 593
Used to be cat 1 (on the DT penang website), seems like it increased to cat 2...
jxd is offline  
Old Dec 11, 15, 11:43 am
  #11  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeBanyan Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: We love to Fly, Hotels and Discovery
Posts: 1,471
Originally Posted by leeky View Post
Hilton, via FB, posted Mallaca DT due to open in Sept next year (but then again they also said that Penang would open in May 2016 and now that date is being pushed back by a few months so take the Sept date with a grain of salt).
So, we will have to see about that, but it's good to know. ^

Originally Posted by leeky View Post
previously Hydro/Hydro Majestic (not associated w any brand)
Interesting, I remember when the Novotel in KL was named Novotel Hydro Majestic.

Good news that Hilton expands further in Malaysia. ^

Thanks for your kind replies and insights. Cheers & Safe Travels.
uggboy is offline  
Old Dec 11, 15, 11:45 am
  #12  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeBanyan Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: We love to Fly, Hotels and Discovery
Posts: 1,471
Originally Posted by jxd View Post
Used to be cat 1 (on the DT penang website), seems like it increased to cat 2...
10k a night, that's not too bad, brings them in line with their KL / JB properties. Thanks for your update. Cheers & Safe Travels. ^

Last edited by uggboy; Dec 11, 15 at 6:48 pm
uggboy is offline  
Old Dec 11, 15, 6:00 pm
  #13  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 827
don't know how it could have been a Cat 1 since it's never opened unlike the DTJB which opened at Cat 1 and stayed that way for a long period of time before becoming a Cat 2.

Originally Posted by jxd View Post
Used to be cat 1 (on the DT penang website), seems like it increased to cat 2...
leeky is offline  
Old Dec 11, 15, 8:01 pm
  #14  
jxd
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: SIN/BNE
Programs: HHonors gold
Posts: 593
Originally Posted by leeky View Post
don't know how it could have been a Cat 1 since it's never opened unlike the DTJB which opened at Cat 1 and stayed that way for a long period of time before becoming a Cat 2.
It was stated cat 1 on their website before changing to cat 2. That was a month or two back.
jxd is offline  
Old May 31, 17, 6:21 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Mauritius
Programs: KF, SPG Platinum, Marriott Platinum, Hilton Gold
Posts: 121
any idea when it will open? looking to travel to penang in july
elephentravels is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: