E&O Hotel gets Expedia recognition as one of the world’s best

PENANG: The Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O Hotel) (pictured) in Penang has been ranked among the world’s best hotels in this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list.

The list formally recognises individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The full list represents only a small percentage of the world’s top hotels from the more than 110,000 hotel properties offered on Expedia, a travel reservation website.

“It’s an honour for E&O Hotel to be acknowledged by Expedia travellers. As Georgetown’s only luxury heritage seafront hotel, we are committed to looking after our guests, as well as being the proud custodian of an architectural icon in Penang,” said E&O Hotel General Manager, Michael Saxon in a statement on Wednesday, May 5.

The 125 year-old E&O Hotel is located in the Unesco World Heritage Site of Georgetown. Hailed in its heyday as the “premier hotel east of the Suez”, it has welcomed guests such as Rudyard Kipling, Noel Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, Hermann Hesse and Somerset Maugham. Recognised as one of Penang’s heritage landmarks, the 100 all-suite hotel enjoys high occupancy rates throughout the year.

The 2010 Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list is compiled based on the more than one million Traveller Opinions hotel reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 400 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide, resulting in an easy-to-browse list that provides travellers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travellers. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties. For more information, visit

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