Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Pinnacle Nexus (a member of Cornerstone Partners) to open DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.
Located in the northern beach area of Penang near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, DoubleTree by Hilton Penang Resort will add to the existing pipeline of five hotels in Malaysia where Hilton Worldwide currently operates six hotels under the Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands.
The existing hotel building will undergo a refurbishment of its public areas, as well as rooms and suites before joining DoubleTree by Hilton's collection of more than 415 hotels and resorts.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang will become the brand's third property in Malaysia when it opens in 2016, joining DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur and DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru.
Set into a hillside, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang will have 318 rooms and suites, each with its own balcony. Most of the rooms and suites will offer views of the sea. The resort will have three restaurant and bar options including an all-day dining outlet, a lobby bar and a café.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang will have meetings and events facilities including a ballroom and four function spaces covering an area of more than 13,993 square feet. Other facilities include a gym, an outdoor pool and children's recreational area.
Situated along Jalan Batu Ferringhi, a beach destination in Penang, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang will be approximately 9 miles from George Town, and will have access to Batu Ferringhi's recreational, dining and nightlife offerings and its immediate vicinity with the 1,377-foot coastline of Miami Beach.