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Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design

By • Dec 19, 2012 •  Selected Work 


Singapore-based Ministry of Design have re-designed the 100-year-old Macalister Mansion in Penang, Malaysia, into a contemporary hotel.

The hotel is a mixture of elegant sophistication and playful originality, of utter luxury and comfort.

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Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design:

“Welcome to the Macalister Mansion, a quirky and sophisticated lifestyle destination where our guests are welcome to relish a series of experiences not unlike those found in the hospitality of an actual home – good food, fine drink, engaging conversation, soothing music, great art, a good night’s sleep or simply lounging by the pool. The Macalister Mansion is associated with the good things in life and having a great time at a scale that is both intimate and personal.

Housed in a beautiful 100 year old historic mansion that has been conserved and adapted, each of the 6 different F&B and Hotel entities can be enjoyed as part of the overall Macalister Mansion experience but are branded as distinct rooms or spaces that are typically found in a mansion – the dining room, the den, the living room, the lawn & eight rooms.

The name Macalister Mansion honours Penang’s British Governor Colonel Normal Macalister and you will find numerous references to this historic figure captured in a host of specially commissioned installation art pieces throughout the grounds and spaces.”

Photos courtesy of Macalister Mansion

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