The Blue Mansion is the perfect epitome of the grandeur and achievements of Cheong Fatt Tze, which today stands as an landmark in the fabric of George Town Penang’s vibrant heritage, as a boutique hotel and historical attraction. The story began in the late 19th Century, where Cheong Fatt Tze aspired to house his descendants in a home that personifies the essence of majesty and elegance.
At the height of its glory, The Blue Mansion was the pivotal heart of the city. Here, life radiates at every nook and cranny of the Mansion, with an unceasing and enigmatic rhythm of activity. The space served both as a home and an office, and acted as the base for Cheong Fatt Tze’s commercial enterprises. It also housed the Chinese Vice-Consulate. Within the backdrop of the majestic mansion, business meetings were held, guests were greeted in function rooms and significant business activities were concentrated in the centre of the Mansion.
A quintessential legacy of Penang, The Blue Mansion has captivated the hearts of many and garnered numerous awards and accolades from around the world. In 2000, The Blue Mansion won the title of UNESCO’s Most Excellent Project in the Asia Pacific Heritage Awards. Today, the lavish mansion continues to be a strong contender in the international architectural and cultural foray. The Mansion is also featured in a myriad publications, TV shows, and movies.