Spices By The Park offers 6 well appointed rooms for guests wishing to experience the George Town World Heritage Site and live in close proximity to major attractions. The hotel is an oasis of greenery with full-size trees places at air wells and pocket gardens. There is also a larger-than-life mural by Russian artist Julia Volchkova. The ground level front outlet is a restaurant, the Urban Spices Cafe.
The building was erected in 1940 in the then fashionable Art Deco style, and was originally finished in Shanghai plaster. At time of writing (Oct 2012), it appears to have been restored and refinished in stucco. The façade of Spices By The Park includes a step pediment with a flagstaff at the centre. Four pilasters rise to the pediment. Each is ornamented with four molded diamonds. Four columns provide support to the porch.
The building housing Spices By The Park was originally occupied by Soetan Mohamed Issa, a Sumatran merchant from Padang, Indonesia. He was a merchant trading in spices and other products from Sumatra.
Sitting area at Spices by the Park (13 January, 2016)
Spices by the park has a rooftop patio laid with terracotta tiles where you can enjoy great views of the George Town World Heritage Site, all the way till Komtar and beyond. There are cast-iron benches here for you to enjoy the city lights at night.
On the wall of the hotel is a mural by Russian mural artist Julia Volchkova. Details in the link below.
Spices by the Park occupies a building erected in 1940, in the then fashionable Art Deco style, and was originally finished in Shanghai plaster. When I first write about this building in October 2012, the building was refinished in stucco. Since then, it has undergone restoration, where the new owner has stripped off the stucco, to reveal the original Shanghai plaster finishing.
89 Acheen Street, George Town, Penang (15 December, 2008)
The façade of 89 Acheen Street includes a step pediment with a flagstaff at the centre. Four pilasters rise to the pediment. Each is ornamented with four molded diamonds. Four columns provide support to the porch.
89 Acheen Street was originally occupied by Soetan Mohamed Issa, a Sumatran merchant from Padang, Indonesia, trading in spices and other products from Sumatra. There seems to be no business activity being conducted at the premises when I viewed it, so there may be a different business being held here in the near future.
Spices by the Park
89, Acheen Street,
10300 George Town, Penang.
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