The B Suite has been open for a couple of years now and it is an unusual hotel in that it focuses on attracting the majority of its guests from the nearby free trade zone.
The strategy is a simple one, offer great discounts for long term bookings.
With Penangs free trade zone housing many high tech factories there is a constant influx of both foreign and local workers all looking for accommodation in an area of Penang that is easily accessible to the FTZ and all the conveniences required to service their transitory needs.
Looking at Penangs economic growth for 2010 makes impressive reading as the state drew RM12.2 billion in foreign direct investment and the Penang economy outperformed the rest of Malaysia with its growth of 7.9% compared to just 7.2% for the rest of the country.
Penang is working to distance itself from low end sweatshop type manufacturing with a real focus on attracting multi-national companies keen to improve their product development in the higher echelons of the manufacturing process.
Penang state is currently looking at RM8 billion investment in its own infrastructure projects in a bid to stay one step ahead of the competition when it comes to attracting foreign investment.
All this bodes well for the Penang hotel industry and the B Suite marketing team look to take advantage of this by offering comfortable spacious suites that are more than adequate accommodation for the migrant workforce in Penang.
All suites come with self controlled air conditioning, colour television with Astro channels, tea and coffee making facilities, an in house safe and broadband wired internet access.
The thing I like about these rooms is the amount of free space available; the Studio suite measures 495sq.ft while the Bayan and Family suites both come in at 600sq.ft which is the size of a small apartment.
All the suites are equipped with modern up to date amenities and furnishings including hardwood floors, comfortable beds and powerful shower units.
Corporate rates or Government rates can be negotiated with the B Suite marketing team. Special rates are also offered so it is well worth speaking to them if you plan a lengthy stay.
The B Suite hotel is a 19 storey building with 306 suites offer for their guests and their function rooms are available for banquet, seminars or private functions at a very competitive rate.
The restaurant opens early every morning serving a buffet breakfast and there is also a pleasant rooftop garden to stroll around or sit quietly reading a book in serene surroundings.
The B Suite hotel is strategically located towering over the busy Bayan Baru roundabout in Bayan Lepas, Penang. Its location is convenient for the many restaurants and bars around Crystal Point and the hawker stalls in the surrounding area.
Shopping is available with a short stroll to the now revamped Bukit Jambul shopping complex that also houses a cinema and ten pin bowling on its fifth floor.
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B Suite Hotel
B Suite Hotel Penang
The B Suite hotel is a 19 storey building with 306 suites offer for their guests and their function rooms are available for banquet, seminars or private functions at a very competitive rate
The B Suite hotel is strategically located towering over the busy Bayan Baru roundabout in Bayan Lepas, Penang. Its location is covenient for the many restaurants and bars around Crystal Point and the hawker stalls in the surrounding area
Written by: Michael Joseph
B Suite Hotel Penang
Date published: 19/10/2011
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B Suite Hotel,
B Tower, Bayan Point, 19 Medan Kampung Relau, Bayan Lepas
- Phone: +604 646 7777
GPS Latitude - 5.333417
GPS Longitude - 100.294661
There are three types of accommodation at the B Suite which consist of 238 Studio Suites, 56 Family Suites and 12 Bayan Suites.
Alternatively there are more shopping complexes close by with Sunshine Square shopping complex a 6 minute drive and the trendy Queensbay Mall a mere 5 minute drive away.
Room Features, Facilities and Services
Broadband internet access
Non-smoking rooms/floor available
Coffee/Tea making facility
Hair dryer with shaving mirror
Self controlled air con
Outdoor landscaped gardens
Complimentary parking for room guests