Situated along the Batu Feringgi Beach facing the Andaman Sea, the five star Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang nestled within a 30-acre tropical landscaped garden, interspersed with centuries-old rain trees and with a unique name, Rasa Sayang, which means a “feeling of love” in Malay. Its intricate Minangkabau roof has been internationally hailed as an architectural masterpiece that seamlessly integrates traditional and modern design elements that reflect an aspect of the character and charm of Malaysia. The dark brown treated timber roof stretches over the entire complex, creating a magnificent image of a traditional Malay palace rising from a tropical paradise.
Designed with the sophisticated traveller in mind, the resort consists of two separate wings spanning 304 guest rooms including 16 suites, where all rooms come with a view of the Andaman Sea or the finely crafted garden. The Rasa Wing is set amidst the lush Shangri-La gardens with a separate driveway and entrance, featuring some of the most elegant and spacious accommodations with a choice of 115 guest rooms in Penang.
The Garden Wing was an additional wing that was built to complement the original Rasa Wing, making the Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa the gem along Batu Feringgi with a separate entrance, lobby and driveway. The 189 Garden Wing rooms have been refurnished to ensure that the rooms remain relevant, eco-friendly and timeless, with a relaxed, tropical resort ambience. The Garden Wing features nine different room categories with views of the gardens and sea. The room makeovers were done once and for all to incorporate the latest hardware fixtures and software furnishings. Earth tones, a citrus palette and hues of blue have been added to draw the beauty of nature into the rooms, giving it a fresh, spacious and airy ambience. The rooms also have LED lights to lower the resort’s carbon footprint.
Facilities include a Health Club with male and female bathing sections, a Par-3 golf course, three tennis courts equipped with flood lights, a water sports center, swimming pools and five restaurants and bars offering an array of international, seasonal and local cuisines.