Crowne Plaza butters up to Penang

Crowne Plaza Penang Butterworth is set to be the jewel in mega-waterfront development Straits City's crown in 2024.

Signed and sealed: (from left) STC Property Management's Hwei Yee Tan; Straits Developments' Eric Teng; and IHG's Rajit Sukumaran and Vivek Bhalla.
Signed and sealed: (from left) STC Property Management's Hwei Yee Tan; Straits Developments' Eric Teng; and IHG's Rajit Sukumaran and Vivek Bhalla. Photo Credit: IHG

Crowne Plaza Penang Butterworth Straits City will be opening its doors in 2024 as the flagship hotel for Straits City, anchoring the upscale mixed-use development on Butterworth Penang's waterfront.

Owned by STC Property Management, the developer of Straits City, and managed by IHG, the 343-room Crowne Plaza Penang Butterworth Straits City will overlook the Straits of Penang, while Georgetown is a half-hour drive away.

The hotel, which will mark the first phase of the Straits City development, will be equipped with a retail podium, as well as extensive MICE facilities.

Envisioned as a "Future City", Straits City, a project master planned by The Straits Trading Company and Malaysia Smelting Corporation, incorporates green technologies and features such as pedestrian-link bridges, walkways, and cycling paths spanning its total of 16 hectares promoting sustainable living and spaces designed for communal interaction.

The development is strategically located a mere five-minute drive to Penang Sentral, the northern region transportation hub of Malaysia, and easy access to all major roads and highways in the area, including the Butterworth Outer Ring Road.



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