Archipelago International

Archipelago International Announces Hotel NEO Will Make Its Debut In Malaysia In 2015

07 November 2014

Exterior Look of Hotel NEO Penang The Room of Hotel NEO Penang

Jakarta, November 7th 2014 – Following the growing popularity of its Hotel NEO brand, Archipelago International has proudly announced that the first Malaysian Hotel NEO will be opening in Penang during the second quarter of next year.

The newest member of the Archipelago International family, Hotel NEO Penang – Malaysia will be the first Hotel NEO to open in the popular island destination, underscoring the brand's strategy to accelerate expansion nationwide.

Hotel NEO Penang - Malaysia will be located in George Town, the capital of Penang in the north-east corner of Penang Island. Penang, known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, is located on the north-west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, nearby to the picturesque Strait of Malacca.

A city famous for its culinary fanfare and idyllic beaches, George Town is within walking distance to Penang's shopping centers, food stalls, business and government offices and is just a 30 minutes drive from Penang International Airport, setting the pace for business travelers and holiday makers alike.

Making the most of this prime island location, Hotel NEO Penang - Malaysia will feature 196 guest rooms and suites decorated in a modern-contemporary style that befits the new trends in hotel design. With uncluttered open spaces, the atmosphere is at once stylish and relaxed, topped off with twenty-first century conveniences such as complimentary high-speed WiFi, LED TVs and home entertainment systems.

Each of the rooms are also equipped with luxurious creature comforts, like high-quality beds and pillows, tea and coffee makers, and a writing desk with universal electrical outlets. Bathrooms are equally as inviting, with large standing showers, fluffy cotton towels and complimentary bathroom amenities. The hotel also features four meeting rooms, two function rooms, a swimming pool & gym, as well as a Lounge & Bar for private events, weddings, meetings and exhibitions.

"Bringing Hotel NEO's trademark experience to Malaysia, Hotel NEO Penang – Malaysia will offer a 100% smoke-free environment – one of the defining features of NEO Hotels that ranks them as the first and only 100% non-smoking select service hotel brand. NEOs also offer guest rooms with a full set of amenities and upmarket facilities without the high price-tag, staying truthful to the group's credo that well designed and exciting hotels do not need to be expensive." said Norbert Vas, Archipelago International's VP Sales & Marketing.

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Exterior Look of Hotel NEO Penang

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The Room of Hotel NEO Penang

About Hotel NEO
The new NEO concept aims to open doors to a world of wellbeing and sensual satisfaction. Designed in a stylish and contemporary style befitting the latest trends in hotel design, NEO Hotels offer uncluttered open spaces for an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility within these chic yet reasonably priced new-build hotels and resorts.

The brand has been described as "hip and new," with aesthetics reminiscent of cutting-edge fashion designs. Customer Focus Groups have credited Archipelago International for “bringing sexy back”, hailing NEO Hotels as a brand fit for savvy young travelers and Generation Y parents alike. Images of NEO Hotels can be found at their website :

About Archipelago International
Archipelago International is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 80 hotels and 12,000 rooms. As a continually expanding brand, Archipelago International has a development pipeline exceeding 95 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Archipelago International hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, Quest Vibe, favehotels, NEO and Kamuela, ranging from ultra luxurious private pool villas to serviced apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering Indonesia’s vastest and most comprehensive hotel network.


For further information and images please contact:
Nita Janita Ekaniana
Public Relations Manager
Archipelago International
Managing - Aston, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotel, NEO and Kamuela

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