List Of Movies Featuring The Blue Mansion
When he passed away in 1916 the Dutch and British ordered all their colonies to fly their flags at half mast as a mark of respect to the impact he made on the international stage.
The mansion eventually came onto the market in 1989 in a dilapidated state, it was purchased with the intention of restoring it to its former glory.
The Oscar Award winning movie 'Indochine' starring French Actress Catherine Deneuve had quite a few scenes filmed inside this glorious building.
No expense was spared in realising his residential dream; The finest floor tiles of the day were imported from Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, England, the elaborate cast iron works were imported from Scotland, Gothic louvered windows were installed and the attention to detail in the Chinese porcelain works and stained glass windows is a pleasure to behold.
Its striking indigo blue colour makes this a very distinct building within the Unesco World Heritage boundaries of this part of Georgetown.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is situated at 14 Leith Street, 10200 Georgetown Penang, it is an authentic Chinese style mansion that was built between 1896 and 1904 by one of the great entrepreneurs of the time Cheong Fatt Tze.
Cheong Fatt Tze built a business empire and became one of the foremost entrepreneurs of his era, it was only fitting for such a man that he would build such an architecturally pleasing on the eye residence such as this.
Nicknamed 'The Blue Mansion' this magnificent residence boasts 38 rooms, 7 staircases and 220 windows all surrounding 5 classical Hakka style courtyards.
As this is a restored heritage building the accommodation is limited to only 16 bedrooms, but each room has been meticulously designed to capture the spirit of the era when this mansion was in its heyday.
All rooms have en-suite facilities and are fully air conditioned with the decor set out with batik print motifs to match the carefully chosen period furniture. What really sets out staying at this privately owned boutique hotel is each room comes with its own personal valet.
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Immerse yourself in the heritage of Georgetown at The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and take yourself back to a nostalgic 5 star hotel experience of yesteryear.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Boutique Hotel
Each room has been meticulously designed to capture the spirit of the era when the Blue Mansion was in its heyday
Immerse yourself in the heritage of Georgetown at The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and take yourself back to a nostalgic 5 star hotel experience of yesteryear
Written by: Michael Joseph
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Boutique Hotel
Date published: 23/08/2011
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Boutique Hotel Star Rating
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion,
14 Leith Street, Georgetown
Phone: +604 262 0006
GPS Latitude - 5.421506
GPS Longitude - 100.334910
Some of the rooms have been furnished in antique style that allow tourists to soak up the atmosphere of the era in period style and daily tours also allow visitors to get an insight into a Chinese Hakka style mansion of yesteryear.
This esteemed accolade has brought international recognition and has earned The Blue Mansion a place as one of Georgetowns foremost tourist attractions and chic boutique hotels.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is not only a stalwart of the Georgetown heritage trail but it is actually a boutique hotel as well.
In fact he built many residences around SE Asia but this was his favourite and the perfect Feng Shui conveyed in this mansion was in keeping to the over indulgence expressed in this architectural gem.
The team spent a painstaking 4 years restoring the mansion with an attention to detail and traditional methods that subsequently earned the mansion the winner of 'The Most Excellent Project' award at the Unesco World Heritage Awards 2000.
Cheong Fatt Tze Boutique Hotel
Features and Facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi access
Privately Owned Under Homestay Program
Individually Controlled Air Con
Daily tours available at 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm - RM12 each tour