Acquired by the late Penang philanthropist, Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew in 1986, Bayview Georgetown is located right at the heart of the island’s heritage enclave and night life, just a leisurely stroll from the commercial hub, quaint old-fashioned morning markets, shops, grand temples and the most historical places of the British colonial era.
With newly renovated and refurbished 333 rooms and suites spread over 16 Floors, a 500-seat capacity ballroom, 7 smaller function rooms and 4 food and beverage outlets, we are just minutes away from Penang’s delights. From our doorstep you can literally walk through Penang’s history, from the earliest Malay, Indian and Chinese shops, mosques, temples and old-time millionaires’ homes of the British colonial era to the present, simply by exploring the little byways and side streets that abound around our front door.
A quick taxi ride takes you to the equally historic Botanical Gardens, Gurney Drive, Penang Hill, Air Itam temples, Batu Ferringhi beach and the island’s other more modern attractions.
After dark, a different Penang emerges as the lights come on all over the isle. From our revolving restaurant, the first of its kind in the country when it opened in 1978, and its open air sky bar, you can enjoy an all-round vista of Penang by night while dining or enjoying drinks from high above.