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Published on : Saturday, May 16, 2015
Worldhotels announces remarkable achievements across its Asia Pacific portfolio as member hotels attain multiple top honours from prominent industry leaders, including the International Hotel Awards, Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) NSW Awards, Golden Dragon Awards, Hong Kong Business High Flyers Awards and the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
One World Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Consistently regarded as one of the leading hotels in Malaysia, One World Hotel Kuala Lumpur impresses with dual wins at the International Hotel Awards 2014/15, receiving 5-star awards in the categories of Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment and Convention Hotel for Malaysia in the Asia Pacific region.
The best hotels from 47 countries competed to achieve one or more highly-coveted International Hotel Awards, where each entry was subject to extensive scrutiny. These accolades are a testament to One World Hotel’s unrivalled world-class meeting and conference facilities, with over 5,000 square metres of event space including the Imperial Ballroom that seats up to 2,000 guests.
Recently refurbished to exceptional standards are the hotel’s 438 accommodations, each boasting luxurious comfort and a distinctively elegant ambience. Adjoined to the award-winning 1 Utama Shopping Centre, the hotel is situated in the heart of Petaling Jaya business district, 20 minutes from downtown Kuala Lumpur.
In addition, One World Hotel has earned four nominations at the World Travel Awards 2015, including Asia’s Leading Conference Hotels and World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotels.
The Star Event Centre (Astral Tower & Residences and The Darling), Australia
The Star Event Centre bagged two major industry awards amidst stiff competition at the annual Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) NSW Awards in March, namely the Best Specialty Event Venue in New South Wales (NSW) and the Best Technical & Creative Production – In-house AV Services team.
Since its inception, the event centre’s dedicated team and top-notch technical capabilities have played host to major events including the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, the World Business Forum and a raft of A-list celebrities including Coldplay, Ricky Martin, Alicia Keys and One Direction.
An $870 million re-development transformed The Star into Sydney’s premium leisure and entertainment destination including two of the city‘s most luxurious hotels, Astral Tower & Residences and The Darling – both member properties of Worldhotels. A place of entertainment and action, the former offers 480 superbly-appointed rooms, award-winning restaurants and New South Wales’ only casino, while The Darling’s 171 lovingly-detailed units feature floor-to-ceiling harbour views, complete with white tea and eucalyptus-scented infinity pool and a 16-room luxury day spa.
Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam
Vietnam’s prestigious Golden Dragon Awards (GDA) has bestowed theExcellent Enterprise Award on Furama Resort Danang, marking the hotel’s sixth award from the GDA.
Held on 21st March 2015, The 14th Golden Dragon Awards honoured the top foreign-invested enterprises that have made notable contributions to Vietnam’s economic development and exceptional achievements in branding, service and management excellence. Winners were selected based on votes by readers of Vietnam Economic Times (VET) magazine and administered by an organising board comprising high-ranking officials from key public agencies under stringent criteria.
Consistently voted Vietnam’s top resort, Furama Resort Danang rests on the ivory sands of “China Beach” – listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s most luxurious beaches. A convenient gateway to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Hoi An and Hue, and the Danang Airport, the 198-unit resort provides an idyllic retreat in an inimitable setting. It is also a regular port of call for royalty, dignitaries, movie stars and business leaders.
Lan Kwai Fong @ Kau U Fong, Hong Kong
Renowned for its exquisitely appointed rooms and exemplary service standards, Lan Kwai Fong @ Kau U Fong was recently accorded theOutstanding Enterprise in Boutique Hotel by the Hong Kong Business High Flyers Awards 2014.
The hotel was among four hotel properties to earn coveted awards, out of 23 winners at this year’s event. Lan Kwai Fong @ Kau U Fong is also a proud nominee of the World Travel Awards 2015 in the Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel category.
This innovation-led boutique hotel enjoys close proximity to the financial and commercial district, moments from the MTR stations, Macau Ferry Terminal and Airport Express. Chic interiors and distinctive Oriental touches extend into its 162 guest rooms and suites. To enrich stay experience, ipod docking stations and Handy phones are provided to guests for unlimited 3G Internet access and international calling to selected countries.
Ambassador Hotel Hsinchu, Taiwan
An aristocratic landmark in the heart of “The Windy City”, Ambassador Hotel Hsinchu was recognised by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015 as one of the Top 25 Hotels, beating more than 1,300 hotels in the Taiwan category and being one of only two hotels in Hsinchu to make the top 25 list.
In its 13th year, the Travellers’ Choice Awards identifies the most outstanding properties worldwide. Winners are determined based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions covering more than 650,000 hotels globally and collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers.
Located next to a bustling shopping district, the Ambassador Hotel offers convenient access for Hsinchu’s business and leisure visitors, with the city’s Railway Station only minutes away and the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park within 15 minutes of travel.
The five-star hotel features 257 supremely comfortable guest rooms, Internet connectivity, seven multifunctional meeting spaces and a grand ballroom that accommodates up to 1,000 guests, plus a wide selection of restaurants inspired by global tastes.
Other member hotels achieving similar results include:
Cambodia’s Top 25 Hotels – Sokha Angkor Resort, Siem Reap
Philippines’ Top 25 Hotels – Hotel Luna, Vigan City
South Korea’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Lotte Hotel Seoul – Downtown and
Lotte Hotel World – Gangnam
South Korea’s Top 25 Hotels for Service – Lotte Hotel Seoul – Downtown and
Lotte Hotel World – Gangnam
Vietnam’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Worldhotel Amiana Nha Trang
“The hospitality industry is notoriously competitive and as such, the levels of expertise and quality required to achieve one of these highly prestigious awards signifying international standards is extremely significant,” remarks Roland Jegge, Executive Vice President Worldhotels Asia Pacific.
“We are incredibly delighted by our member hotels’ showing at these distinguished award programmes. These achievements further cement Worldhotels’ brand philosophy of curating the most distinctive hotels for today’s travellers who thrive on discovery. Having our member hotels recognised for their excellence is such great affirmation from valued consumers and industry partners alike – and we express heartfelt appreciation for that,” adds Jegge.