Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel debut

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Malaysia: Operated by Compass Hospitality, the 140-room boutique hotel is located on Leith Street in Penang Island.

The design is inspired by Penang's architectural identity, as well as Peranakan fixtures and finishings.

Double-glazed windows and energy efficient air conditioners and water heaters are some sustainable elements that help to reduce the hotel's carbon footprint.

"The foundation the hotel is built upon incorporates the texture of diversity in Malaysia. This neighbourhood is the perfect setting as it is surrounded by layers of history from our multi-racial neighbours and colonial influences, allowing us to channel these into our hospitality services, aesthetics, and favourite Malaysian food," said property owner, Yeoh Tze Shyun.

Shyun added that the hotel it is targeting solo and business travellers, as well as families.

Penang chief minister, Chow Kon Yeow, said: "Looking ahead, a collaborative effort is crucial in bringing together an overall outstanding experience for our visitors. We welcome new players in the hospitality circuit as it promotes healthy competition, raises the industry's benchmark and offers greater options for the benefit of consumers and tourists. I believe Loop has entered the market at an opportune time as we prepare for an exciting year ahead".

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