Tastefully designed with a minimalist, arty approach, the 453-room hotel boasts a spacious lobby with lofty ceiling. Gigantic modernist sculpture of the nutmeg, shelves of bric-a-bracs and potted palms add visual interest and splashes of colour.
Like the lobby and public spaces, artworks by local artists adorn the rooms. A mini coffee brewing machine with a box filled with tea bags and accoutrements, a smart flat-panel TV with a wireless sound bar are the in-room conveniences.
I like the practical, sizeable bathroom with brightly-lit mirror and vanity top. The rain shower is powerful and its easily adjustable flow made us reluctant to step out whilst the wardrobe comes with an iron and ironing board, a weighing scale, a hairdryer, slippers and bathrobes.
The bed with just the right degree of firmness and fluffy pillows ensured we slept like logs.
Outside patio seating overlooks nicely landscaped water feature, plenty of semi-alfresco and outdoor seating. Easy access to the purpose-designed jogging/walking path adjacent to SPICE Penang makes it a boon for exercise buffs.
If there’s one compelling reason to stay at Amari SPICE Penang, it would be the heavenly massage therapies at Breeze Spa. The two spa consultants who attended to us are so patient and well-versed in their skills, my daughter and I couldn’t believe when our one-hour session flew past in the blink of an eye.
From the various Signature
Mood Massages available, I chose Dreamy – a combination
of hypnotic aromas and long, flowing massage strokes ideal for alleviating tension
from a busy day, a long flight or life’s daily hustle. My daughter chose Serene
– soothing long strokes and palm pressure techniques to get rid all the knots
and kinks in her stiff muscles.We surrendered to the petal-strewn
foot wash and scrub before we were ushered to one of the dimly-lit spa
treatment rooms. Employing our preferred choice of essential oil, the ladies
gently yet firmly worked on us until we succumbed to a blissful state of mind. It
was well-worth the price as we felt instantly invigorated and relaxed
post-therapy.For reservations at Amari
SPICE Penang, tel: 04 683 1188.
Address: 2 Persiaran Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang