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47-55 Lorong Stewart, and 89–95 Armenian St., Penang, Malaysia
Courtesy of the Straights Collection

Capitalizing on the city’s evocative history, owner Narelle McMurtrie converted two rows of Chinese shop houses into 10 suites that call to mind early-20th-century Asia. Antique doors inset with colored glass, latticed wood dividers, and a reading room in a former coffee roastery, along with the sounds of trishaws pedaling by, add era-appropriate ambience.

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Straits Collection

Capitalizing on the city’s evocative history, owner Narelle McMurtrie converted two rows of Chinese shop houses into 10 suites that call to mind early-20th-century Asia. Antique doors inset with colored glass, latticed wood dividers, and a reading room in a former coffee roastery, along with the sounds of trishaws pedaling by, add era-appropriate ambience.