GEORGE TOWN, July 30 – Being awarded two Malaysian Book of Records (MBR) entries is timely for M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites, which will be rebranded as The Granite Luxury Hotel on Aug 1. The hotel’s car park is recognised as Malaysia’s Tallest Automated Hotel Car Park at 71.2m while The Mirage swimming pool is the Highest Cantilevered Acrylic Bottom Swimming Pool at 49.5m.
More than 100 guests and staff of M Summit Group, which manages the hotel, attended the certificate presentation at The Granite’s new lobby today (July 29). It was a memorable moment when MBR Deputy General Manager Aaron Bong presented the two certificates to M Summit Group founder and managing director Datuk Albert Moh. The presentation was witnessed by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
In his speech, Datuk Moh urged the state to compile a list of MBR attractions to help boost Penang’s image and tourism industry. He said: “Just like having tourist maps showing where to find famous wall murals in George Town, we can also do up similar maps to locate MBR-listed attractions like the oldest supermarket or the tallest automated hotel car park.” He also shared that he had just returned from London where M Summit won two Asia Pacific Property Awards for:
- Best Leisure Development
- Best New Hotel Construction & Design
Also present were M Summit Group purchasing director Datin Jennifer Ong, Group general manager Moh Wei Ren, hotel general manager Moh Wei Ken, development planning manager Moh Wei Khye. The idea of having an automated car park was explored by Wei Ren, who had to find ways to build a car park within a small footprint of land. “When faced with challenges, we need to be able to think out of the box and break away from conventional practices,” he added.
Wei Ken hoped the acrylic bottom swimming pool would enable the hotel guests to feel like they are floating in the air. The stay period for The Granite Luxury Hotel is expected to kick off on Sept 1 and guests can start to make their bookings via www.thegranitehotel.com and online travel agencies on Aug 1.