Standing a 10-minute drive from Penang airport is the Lexis Suites Penang with 222 keys. Being the closest hotel â€“ just 7km â€“ to the Bayan Lepas industrial area, it attracts corporate travellers and corporate companies in Penang that require a beachfront venue suitable for retreats, family day activities, teambuilding programmes or conferences.
Every room has its own private dip pool and steam room on the balcony. Rooms are spacious, and furnished with two king-sized beds and complimentary high-speed Internet access. The executive pool suite is 81m2Â while the premium suite is 90m2Â . In comparison, standard hotel rooms in Penang are an average of 37m2Â .
I stayed in the luxurious premium pool suite which had additional features such as a bathtub and a breathtaking sea view from the balcony. I thought that the room was designed with the convenience of guests in mind. For instance, there was a built-in ironing board, two sinks and a spacious area to keep toiletries.
All meeting facilities are located on the first floor. The largest event space is the ballroom that can fit 450 people in a round-table set up, or 700 people theatre-style. The ballroom is further divisible into four smaller rooms, which gives planners the option of accommodating smaller groups at any one time. There are pillars, but these are on the sides.
In addition, there are four function rooms, three of which have natural daylight and offer spectacular views of the ocean. Regardless, all event spaces come equipped with LCD projectors. There is also a large foyer area which is conducive for networking and coffee breaks.
I like the fact that the meeting facilities are flexible. Should an organiser require more function areas, they have the option to convert the multi-level carpark into an indoor teambuilding area or breakout space.
Teambuilding events and outdoor dinners are usually held at the beachfront area. As well, The Sky Terrace on level 24 is an alternative dining option for private events, and it offers panoramic views of Teluk Kumbar town and the ocean.
There is the children-friendly space Kidzworld, a karaoke room, spa, large swimming pool and gym.
Fantastic. Hotel staff go all out to ensure guests’ needs are met.