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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



  • Best Restaurants 2017 Award by Malaysia Tatler (Feringgi Grill) – January 2017
  • Number 12 of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2017 – January 2017
  • Best Resort Hotel, INPenang Awards 2017 by CHTNetwork – February 2017
  • Top 100 Spas in the Loved By Guest Award by Hotels.com (CHI, The Spa) – April 2017
  • Chinese Preferred Hotel 2017 by CTrip – June 2017 ·
  • Rated a “Best Family Hotels in Asia” in the Best in Travel Poll 2017 by SmartTravelAsia.com – July 2017
  • “Best Top 10 Spa Hotels in Asia” in the Best in Travel Poll 2017 by SmartTravelAsia.com – July 2017
  • Awarded a 5.7/6 rating by HolidayCheck 2017 – July 2017
  • Number 17 of the Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia for the 2017 Travellers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor – July 2017
  • Top 5 Star Partner 2017 in the Annual Partner Awards by Expedia – October 2017
  • Number 24 of the Best Resorts in Asia: Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 by Conde Nast Traveler – October 2017
  • Ranked 3rd for Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Malaysia in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2017 – December 2017