Holiday Inn Resort Penang
The conference venue is at Holiday Inn Resort, Penang, which is strategically located at Batu Feringghi, a popular tourist destination by the seafront.
Just step out of the hotel and you have half a kilometre of stalls at the Batu Feringghi Night Market selling clothes, bags, DVD’s, shoes and household ornamental items at bargain prices. Drop by Long Beach restaurant to experience some local Penang hawker food which is also world-famous.
Best room rates for course delegates
Use the hotel booking form to enjoy cheaper room rates especially negotiated for course delegates. Upon filling it up, kindly email it directly to the hotel using the email stated on the form. Your credit card will only be charged upon check-in at the hotel and no penalties apply for cancellations made at least 3 days prior.
For those opting for the non-breakfast package but are staying at the hotel, a light breakfast of toast, jam and coffee is provided outside the conference hall so that you can be refreshed and ready for the 8.00am prompt start of lectures. Besides that, a free flow coffee machine (dispensing cappuccino, espresso, roasted coffee, latte) is also available so that you can be sharp and alert throughout the day.
Our room recommendations
Our personal recommendation is the Feringghi Tower Seaview room which gives a great view of the Batu Feringghi beach. Request for a high floor when making the booking to enjoy the best sea view.
The rooms at the Feringghi Tower Hillview are ideal for those looking to minimize expenditure while rooms at the Beach Wing are ideal if convenience is what you seek as it is the closest to the conference hall, the swimming pool, the beach, the Terrace Café, and the Kids Club. There are also specially designed kids suites in the Beach Wing for those coming with families.
If you prefer to sleep in, opt for the non-breakfast package as a light breakfast is provided outside the conference hall between 7.30am-8.00am courtesy of the hotel so that you a grab a quick bite before lectures start
Nearby attractions from the hotel include the Penang Batik Factory, Penang Botanical Gardens, Tropical Spice Garden, Penang National Park, and the Penang Butterfly Farm.
Other attractions in Penang worth visiting include Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple, Gurney Drive, Gurney Paragon Mall, Georgetown Heritage Trail and Little India. March is traditionally the sunniest time of the year in this part of Malaysia and light cotton clothing is advised when sight-seeing.