Macalister Mansion George Town, Penang, Malaysia


Formerly a colonial mansion in Penang dating back a hundred years, Macalister Mansion is a quirky and sophisticated hotel that has been renovated to preserve the building’s heritage, while adding modern-day amenities and contemporary design touches. Each of the eight spacious guestrooms has its own bespoke features and artwork, from the privately commissioned love sonnet in the Bridal Suite, to the spiral staircase and turret room in Room 4, and the Grace Tan textile piece in Room 7, which pays tribute to the tartan colours of the Macalister clan. Dining options include Living Room, offering a selection of local cuisine and international flavours, and Dining Room, which is all about innovative gastronomy using quality ingredients.