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Fast Facts


Opening Date
November 9, 1973

General Manager
Elaine Yue Wibisana

Total Number of Rooms

304 rooms consisting of:

  • 288 Guestrooms
  • 16 Suites

Club Floor
The Rasa Wing Lounge is located on the ground floor of the Rasa Wing. It provides a complimentary high tea from 3pm to 4pm and pre-dinner drinks and canapés from 5.30pm to 7pm exclusively for Rasa Wing guests. It is open from 7am to 11pm.

Design & Consultants

Design & Consultants
Interior Design

Interior Designer
LTW Designworks

Landscape Designer / Architect
Belt Collins Hawaii LLC

History of the Building / Milestones
Opened in 1973 by Malaysia’s second Prime Minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa was at that time the largest beach resort in the region. Located along the scenic Batu Feringgi beach, the resort is a popular landmark in Penang because of its distinctive “Minangkabau” roof architecture. It is the second hotel in the Shangri-La Group’s chain of Hotels and Resorts. Over the years, Rasa Sayang has witnessed the state’s transformation from a free port to an industrialised state and her eventual transition as an island getaway to a UNESCO heritage city. In November 2004, the resort invested MYR 100 million to redevelop the entire resort over the span of two years. It then reopened in September 2006 as a premier retreat, providing a comprehensive resort lifestyle experience. The Garden Wing was refurbished in 2014 through a MYR 42 million project that created beautiful rooms which reflect the splendour of the resort's surroundings.

Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang

    • Winner of Most Romantic Weekend Getaway – Extreme Luxury CHI Journey and Rasa Asmaradana in the Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards 2014 by Harper’s Bazaar – November 2013 
    • ASEAN Green Hotel Awards by the Executive Members of the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2014 – January 2014
    • Feringgi Grill given one of the Best Restaurants 2013 Award by Malaysia Tatler – January 2014 
    • Winner of Best Hotel Services for 5-Star Resort in the Malaysia Tourism Awards 2012/2013 by Tourism Malaysia – February 2014 
    • Winner of 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards by TripAdvisor – March 2014 
    • Winner of The Malaysian Women’s Weekly Spa Awards 2014 in the category of Most Luxurious Body Treatment – Ritual Tropika by Malaysian Women’s Weekly Magazine – April 2014
    • Ranked 5th in the Travellers’ Choice Hotels with an Exceptional Service Award by TripAdvisor – May 2014 
    • Winner of Certificate of Excellence 2014 (Feringgi Grill, CHI, The Spa and RSR) by TripAdvisor – July 2014 
    • Ranked 8th in Top 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts in Asia by Smart Travel Asia – September 2014 
    • Ranked 11th in Top 25 Leisure Hotels and Resorts by Smart Travel Asia – September 2014 
    • Feringgi Grill is recognised as one of Malaysia’s Best Restaurants for its exceptional cuisine and service by Malaysia Tatler, Best Restaurants 2014 – October 2014 
    • Winner for Best Romantic Stay in the Best of Malaysia Awards 2014 by Expatriate Lifetyle – October 2014 
    • Feringgi Grill received Excellence Award for Best Hotel Dining and Entertainment Experience in Best of Malaysia Awards 2014 by Expatriate Lifestyle – October 2014