The DNA: Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang, 88 Armenian is located on Lebuh Armenian, named after a lodging house that hosted the enterprising and well-educated Armenian traders, before being taken over by the Chinese migrant community who occupied the street with copper and brass businesses. After a complete renovation, the typical early Straits-Eclectic style building, was transformed into a hip, 6-suite boutique hotel stylishly fusing history with sleek design, evident in its copper-clad complements and accents. The copper theme extends to the suites, which all have been named after a famous coppersmith. They feature super king Simmons bedding, a walk in wardrobe, a Nespresso machine, a 49” Ultra HD LCD television with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, a complimentary mini-bar with locally curated treats, a Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker, and an iPad to be used on the premises, Room service. The airy, naturally lit (exterior or light well faced) bathrooms come with a spa rain-shower and a bath butler, including scented candles, flower petals, bath salts, freshly brewed tea and a special dessert. The all-day Copper Bar and Restaurant offers dishes with a contemporary take on Malaysian cuisine.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 6 suites (30-57m2) (323-614 sq ft) • hotel opened: May 2019 • bathroom amenities: Aesop • street parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible