The Edison George Town
George Town, Penang
At The Edison George Town, the main goal is to offer all guests the best hospitality that mainstream hotels lack. The young staffs are encouraged to treat guests as friends rather than maintain a distance. So feel free to ask the staff about where the best Char Kuey Teow is, they will tell you their favourite Char Kuey Teow stall rather than the most famous store that are easily searchable online!
The concept of the hotel came about thanks to the owner’s family business experience in the hospitality industry. Instead of picking up all traits from the big businesses, the family decided that a friendly approach is what sets their hotel apart from them. There is a 24 hour walk in lounge that holds wine tasting sessions are all-inclusive on a daily basis. Coffee, tea and snacks are available 24 hours with no extra charge while the hotel will gladly book a delicious dinner at the converted stables next door.
Go through the hotel closet and you will also notice that the hotel strongly supports the local arts. You’re offered a chance to “test drive” bags from the Penan Women, or even try out local bath and body products specially concocted by a local brand. There are even local made snacks on offer inside the rooms. All these are available for sale in the hotel if you find you rather love what you’re trying!
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