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Marriott Residences Penang is a freehold, mixed development that comprises Marriott Hotel and Marriott Branded Residences.
Situated at Gurney Drive, a most sought-after premium address with a seafront promenade in George Town Penang, where nearby are Penang’s mega shopping centres, eateries, renowned international schools and medical facilities just within 10km distance.
The development is composed of a 16-storey high podium of the hotel with 313 rooms and 25 storeys of residences with a total of 302 homes. Nevertheless, Marriott Residences Penang will be the tallest residential tower in Penang as the new landmark upon its completion.
Marriott Residences Penang comes with an articulated perforated metal skin wraps around the podium to create a gradient of porosity from more solid when fronting the streets to more porous along the side elevations to provide natural ventilation to the car park levels.
The facade that fronts the sea draws inspiration from large sails bellowing in the wind and are expressed through multiple ledges that gradually shift position to generate a sense of movement. The façade expression is discrete from afar and becomes more vivid as one approaches the building. Upfront, the façade articulates a sculptural expression of overlapping ledges that leads up to the crown of the tower.
Gurney Drive (Malay: Persiaran Gurney) is a popular seafront promenade within George Town, Penang Malaysia that is popular among tourists who want to immerse in the city’s culture, go on shopping spree, experience a culinary adventure, and visit remarkable landmarks. Gurney Drive has become part of George Town’s second Central Business District due to the skyscrapers and shopping malls like Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall.
In 2016, the current Penang state government has announced that the coastline of Gurney Drive will be reclaimed to create a new waterfront park known as Gurney Wharf. The project, which is to be undertaken by Eastern & Oriental Berhad, aims to build a world-class waterfront public recreational area and will consist of four distinct reclaimed seaside areas from seaside retails to a beach with a landscape garden. Land reclamation of Gurney Wharf was commence in March 2016, a proposed public recreational park that will include a food and beverages area, a man-made beach and water gardens. The first phase of the project is slated for completion by Q4 of 2024.
It is a nice place with overwhelming offerings from business to leisure, from residential to good mixtures of commercial and retails which provide a good living experience.