The Edison will impress every guest with its gorgeous colonial décor and the warmth of its staff. No expense has been spared in the faithful restoration of this impressive colonial mansion to its former glory. Each ground-floor room benefits from double-height ceilings and hand-picked designer furniture which is at once modern and yet compliments the period surroundings.
One of the focal points of the hotel, the all-day Lounge, is an innovative addition. The Edison wants to encourage all its guests to experience as much of George Town as possible, and in this city that is famed for its gastronomic experiences, there is no need for a full-service kitchen. So The Lounge was created, to provide all-day complimentary refreshments and a communal space for continental breakfasts and daily wine-tasting happy hours.
Walking around the hotel, guests will want to snap Instagram-worthy shots at every corner. The internal courtyard features striking Victorian cast iron pillars; the natural light in the Library makes it an ideal spot to enjoy a cold beverage whilst browsing through the hotel’s comprehensive book collection on Malaysian history and culture.
Surprisingly for a heritage hotel of this size, there is an outdoor pool and plenty of outdoor seats for those who do not mind the heat. The Cabana spaces near the pool can also double as private areas for gatherings or even meetings.
The Edison oozes colonial character and charm, and gives guests a chance to experience the Penang of old whilst being cocooned in modern designer luxury.