Brunei Darussalam

PENANG’S MOST STYLISH ICON HITS THE “G” SPOT

Ultra chic and unmistakably stylish, the G Hotel is an urban oasis for both discerning business and leisure travellers. Since its launch, G Hotel has emerged as a new urban icon at Penang’s bustling Gurney Drive.

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In case you're wondering, the letter G stands for Gurney named after the address on which it's built.
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Designed as an integral part of the hotel reception counter, the G Lounge is a visual centrepiece with a casual feel of hip and informal environment where guests can check in and out with a drink in hand. The G Lounge is also the longest hotel bar in the island state.
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The welcoming lobby evokes a sense of grandeur with chic designer furniture pieces such as the 'Spoon chair' by Kartell as well as Cappellini's world renowned Felt Chair provides a feast of senses.
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With a seating capacity of 60 persons, the G Lounge is where guests relax to jazz music and chill-out tunes.

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G Spot is a trendy live style bar and lounge serving international liquors and coctails accompanied by Live Jazz Music in a vibrant ambience with a seating capacity of 120 persons.
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G Hotel knows how to pamper its guests with top-notch facilities, personalised comforts that readily transform ordinary hotel stay into memorable enjoyable ones. My room had a fantastic ocean view.
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The room I shared with United News Daily reporter had this breathtaking ocean view.
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The bathroom comes with complimentary Aigner amenity which includes a 250ml glass bottle of shampoo, lotion and shower gel which you can also purchase.

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I love the softness of freshly made Croissants and you can certainly eat till your heart's content.

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If I could nominate this hotel for an award it would have to be the subtle use of the hotel's signature G that appears everywhere you go including, in case you haven't noticed, the wall in this photo.
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Part 1 of my breakfast selection of two choices of eggs, croissant among other Western favourites.
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Part 2 is a generous helping of porridge with one of each available choice of condiments.

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Located on the first floor of G Hotel, Sesame + Soy is comfortably spread across two spacious dining rooms, each with stylish interiors. Soy comes across as a modern Asian bistro, infused with a hint of Zen that complements its casual vibe. Soy offers a scrumptious menu with a wide selection of tempting delicacies such as Roast Duck, Yam Spring Rolls, Fresh Crab Rolls, Sweet and Spicy Mango Chutney.

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Where Soy is somewhat casual, Sesame is the more formal of the two. Decorated in rich shades of mahogany brown, Sesame exudes elegance beyond what is normally expected of a Chinese restaurant. With comfortable plush chairs and soft glowing lights overhead, Sesame conveys a mood of pure, posh luxury to its diners.

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A private dinning room where G Hotel hosted dinner for me and my colleagues from the Brunei Media.
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I love the simplicity of the Sesame + Soy logo.
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A menu to ponder as Hamidah (L) from the Borneo Bulletin and Georgina from Tourism Malaysia get busy with choice of hydration after a long and exhausting day.
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My much needed cold cocktail springs to life with the help of candle light nicely accenting the beads around the glass. Sadly I cannot recall the name of the beverage nor did I write it down anywhere.
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Stuffed prawn dumpling with soft-shelled crab tempura
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Crabmeat and crabroe chowder with shark's fin, black truffle and black caviar.
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Grilled chicken with Mongolian sauce.
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Steamed white tuna with kimchi sauce and mushrooms
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Banana strudel with pistachio ice cream to end a very fulfilled evening with our host.
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Leaving the private dining room, I came across these drinking glasses at a corner of a reflective cabinet I just had to take a picture. The slight curving is caused by the lens distortion of the EF 17-40mm UWS.

Shortly after a great dining experience, we proceeded with an unscheduled but much welcomed room inspection of the hotel’s luxurious accommodation.

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An interesting design with see-through bathroom (note placement of bathtub right above the entrance)
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Glass bathroom with a separate walk-in shower facility and bathtub complete with duck.

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No mention of Gurney Drive is complete without pictures of the what the street features and its bustling night life of famous Penang street food.

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