Artist impression of lyf Georgetown Penang

By V. Sivaji

The first lyf Georgetown Penang is fast taking shape with construction round the clock.

Their location is in the heart of the city or popularly known as the “Upper Penang Road” (UPR).

lyf is an unique lodging provider in a class of its own, it aims to redefine the co-living experience, enabling guests to live their freedom curiously and creatively in a dynamic environment. 

Guests can look forward to exciting social programmes and events that will spark the exchange of ideas and foster new connections.

The lyf brand brings a unique, hybrid lodging solution that combines the best of hotels, co-living spaces and serviced apartments to next-generation travellers, technopreneurs, creatives and self-starters.

In the vicinity of the hotel, there are also several new cafes, diners and lifestyle outlets for the benefit of guests and travellers.  

Back in the early 2001 till mid 2017 the UPR area was popular with nightspots like the Slippery Senoritas Club or popularly known as SS Club, Bungalow, Pink Club and Mois around the vicinity.  

The SS Club particularly used to offer live bands from the the Philippines and deejays churning retro, funk and reggae music with great sound and lights display. 

Droves of party-goers used to pack this nightspot daily not mentioning the weekend crowd was overwhelming.

Nearby hotels include the iconic Eastern and Oriental Hotel (E&O), Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Cititel Express, Malaysia Hotel, Continental Hotel, Oriental Hotel, Merchant Hotel among others.

lyf is part of the Ascott Group which also has other brands like Oakwood, Citadines, Harris among others.

In Penang, the Ascott Group Limited already has the Ascott Gurney Penang, Citadines Prai, Citadines Connect Georgetown. 

More Ascott branded hotels are in the pipeline, namely the Citadines Tanjong Tokong, Harris Sunshine Penang in Ayer Itam and another new Oakwood branded hotel to name a few.