Macalister Mansion

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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 Norman Macalister and you will find numerous references to this historic figure captured in the a host of specially commissioned installation art pieces throughout the grounds and spaces. Featuring 8 luxurious guestrooms and 4 bespoke F&Bs, this boutique hotel has been included in Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Hot List of World’s Best New Hotels, 2013. The editors spent 10 months selecting the top 154 from 1000 hotels, evaluating style, location, service and chic; Macalister Mansion scored full marks, getting 3 out of 3 stars. Macalister Mansion has also been chosen by Travel + Leisure for the 2013 Best New Hotels “It List” as 1 of 63 international hotels (the only one from Malaysia), and featured in Destinasian’s 2013 Luxe List. “Colin’s role as a visionary has provided the project with an important overarching concept to tie the whole project together. The idea of bringing the rooms and F&Bs together under the umbrellas a mansion was both holistic and conceptually attractive. Paired with tremendous rigor and dedication, Colin and his team worked hard to put together the design, drawings and site management to completion. I highly commend Colin and his team to you.” —Sean Hng, Owner Developer Awards: To date, Macalister Mansion has won 6 Gold / Top Prize awards internationally, and been conferred “Finalist” for another 7 awards. The most prestigious of this is “Best Luxury Hotel” by the Oscars of the hospitality design world, “Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design” in New York. The project also won “Best Small Hotel” at International Hotel Awards (UK), “Best Luxury Hotel Design” at HDF Luxurious Projects Asia Awards 2013 and “Best Hotel” at Modern Decoration, China. Judges for WAN said Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design caused quite a stir in the judging room. “It ticks all the boxes in its own market, offering unbelievable facilities for just eight rooms. The interior creates a real buzz and feeling of exclusivity. —Juliet Kinsman “Unique location and building... Specially commissioned artwork is delightful. A class of its own.” —Judges’ winning remarks on Macalister Mansion
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 Norman Macalister and you will find numerous references to this historic figure captured in the a host of specially commissioned installation art pieces throughout the grounds and spaces. Featuring 8 luxurious guestrooms and 4 bespoke F&Bs, this boutique hotel has been included in Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Hot List of World’s Best New Hotels, 2013. The editors spent 10 months selecting the top 154 from 1000 hotels, evaluating style, location, service and chic; Macalister Mansion scored full marks, getting 3 out of 3 stars. Macalister Mansion has also been chosen by Travel + Leisure for the 2013 Best New Hotels “It List” as 1 of 63 international hotels (the only one from Malaysia), and featured in Destinasian’s 2013 Luxe List. “Colin’s role as a visionary has provided the project with an important overarching concept to tie the whole project together. The idea of bringing the rooms and F&Bs together under the umbrellas a mansion was both holistic and conceptually attractive. Paired with tremendous rigor and dedication, Colin and his team worked hard to put together the design, drawings and site management to completion. I highly commend Colin and his team to you.” —Sean Hng, Owner Developer Awards: To date, Macalister Mansion has won 6 Gold / Top Prize awards internationally, and been conferred “Finalist” for another 7 awards. The most prestigious of this is “Best Luxury Hotel” by the Oscars of the hospitality design world, “Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design” in New York. The project also won “Best Small Hotel” at International Hotel Awards (UK), “Best Luxury Hotel Design” at HDF Luxurious Projects Asia Awards 2013 and “Best Hotel” at Modern Decoration, China. Judges for WAN said Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design caused quite a stir in the judging room. “It ticks all the boxes in its own market, offering unbelievable facilities for just eight rooms. The interior creates a real buzz and feeling of exclusivity. —Juliet Kinsman “Unique location and building... Specially commissioned artwork is delightful. A class of its own.” —Judges’ winning remarks on Macalister MansionRead MoreHide
Property Type
Commercial
Property Status
Resale
Area Size
1700m²
Style
Eclectic
Year of Completion
2012
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About Ministry of Design

Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms and experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated spatial-design practice, MOD's explorations are created amidst a democratic 'studio-like' atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space.
Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms and experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated spatial-design practice, MOD's explorations are created amidst a democratic 'studio-like' atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space.Read MoreHide
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