Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

A remarkable Chinese courtyard house in Malaysia, converted into an hotel. Built in the 19th century, it blends influences from east and west in its wealth of decorative detail.

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The hotel is located in the heart of Georgetown and is 30 min from Penang International Airport.

The hotel incorporates 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircase and 220 windows. The paradigm Chinese courtyard house has been embellished with Chinese timber carvings and porcelain works as well as Gothic louvred windows, art nouveau stained glass panels, etc. It is an edifice of impressive delicacy and awesome in its "feng shui" subtleties.

The inner city mansion was acquired in 1990 in an extremely dilapidated state. A restoration has been carried out and has culminated in the project being judged the winner in the UNESCO Heritage 2000 Awards.

Located in the historic inner city of George Town, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, dazzling in its original indigo-blue, is the mysterious Orient`s best preserved paradigm Chinese courtyard house. Painstakingly restored in recent years, the myth behind "China`s last Mandarin & first Capitalist" is revealed in the architecture that incorporates 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows.

The winner of UNESCO`s Asia-Pacific Heritage 2000 Award for Conservation, the building`s eclectic character is a reflection of the times at the end of the 19th Century when the myths & magic of the Chinese Kingdom embraced the glory of the British Empire in a whirling pool of cross-cultural energies.

110 years of history resonates within its cool, secluded, tropical spaces. 16 uniquely themed bedrooms of generous proportions echo the interior styles of various periods of human endeavour in Penang. A talented team of local & foreign artists lovingly crafted plans as interpretations of an ambiance that evokes images of the days of wives, concubines & handmaidens aplenty, coyly hiding behind gilded Chinese lattice screens & gossamer silk curtains.

To stay is to discover the beauty of "Jian Nian", "Feng Shui" & other lost arts within. The legacy of the consul of the Ching Dynasty in Malaya & Singapore beckons to you.



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