The sun-kissed shores and historic cities of lovely Malaysia hotels offer some of the most exotic and enchanting boutique locations to be found anywhere.
As culturally mixed as Malaysia itself, the new Temple Tree Hotel presents a little mini-Malaysia in Langkawi composed of a village-like cluster of Malay, Chinese, Indian and colonial villas transported from all over the country. With such chic furnishings as mosquito-net swathed four poster beds and oversized oak baths, Temple Tree is a unique design concept fused with elegant vintage charm.
A beautiful boutique property located on one of Langkawi’s coconut plantations, the Bon Ton Resort is an exquisitely restored group of authentic stilt houses gracing a lagoon in Pantai Cenang. Special features include a chic art gallery, cigar room, spectacular mountain and coconut grove views from the enchanting pools, and one of Langkawi’s premiere dining destinations. The Bon Ton Restaurant serves up a creative fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine; while the Chin Chin Bar oozes Asian charm in a 60-year old Chinese shophouse.
Penang’s pretty historic Georgetown is graced with vintage darling Clove Hall, a stunningly renovated Edwardian Plantation home brought to new and ultra-chic life by renowned hotelier Christopher Ong. Six elegant suites are swathed in romantic period decor, and the glorious grounds offer lush gardens, clove groves and a glamorous fountain-fringed pool.
Deep in the historic heart of Georgetown, the Straits Collection boutique hotel presents an eclectic group of renovated shophouses clustered around lush traditional courtyards. The bewitching one and two bedroom suites, beautiful swathed in colourful traditional textures and furnishings, feature clever indoor/outdoor spaces, alfresco showers, and a thoroughly modern collection of amenities.