June 06, 2017 // Franchising.com // InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts claimed an astounding 41 award wins at the recent World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 held in Shanghai, China.
The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, which is owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was presented numerous awards including Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand for the fourth consecutive year, Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand and Asia’s Leading Hotel Brand for the sixth year in a row, as well as Australasia’s Leading Business Hotel for the second time.
A plethora of InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia, Australasia and the Pacific were honoured with award wins in a variety of categories including InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, lauded as Asia's Leading Luxury Resort, Asia's Leading Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant, Asia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa, and Vietnam's Leading Resort.
Bruce Ryde, Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brand Marketing, Asia, Middle East and Africa said; “We are thrilled to announce that we have once again surpassed the previous year’s record number of award wins, with a total of 41 wins this year – five more than last year’s haul.”
“The strong success achieved for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts at such a prestigious event is testament to our dedication in ensuring our guests live the InterContinental Life for over 70 years.
“InterContinental Hotels & Resorts remains a strong focus for our leading group of hotel brands, comprising a significant portion of our development pipeline. As we grow from strength to strength across the region, we will continue to invest in new international destinations, providing world-class luxury travel experiences in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”
InterContinental hotels and resorts in South East Asia walked away with 20 of the wins on the night. InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort won four major awards, including Thailand's Leading Beach Resort and Asia's Most Romantic Resort, while InterContinental Singapore was named Singapore's Leading Hotel.
The WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry and is now in its 24th year. Awards are presented across three tiers: country, regional and world awards, based on votes by the public and travel professionals worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts won the following awards at the 2017 WTA Asia & Australasia:
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Brand:
Properties in Asia:
InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, China
InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, Hong Kong
InterContinental Bali Resort, Indonesia
InterContinental Osaka, Japan
ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Japan
InterContinental Seoul Coex, Korea
InterContinental Singapore, Singapore
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Thailand
InterContinental Bangkok, Thailand
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
Intercontinental Saigon, Vietnam
Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, Vietnam
Intercontinental Nha Trang, Vietnam
Properties in Australasia:
InterContinental Sydney, Australia
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
InterContinental Resort & Spa Moorea, French Polynesia
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Fiji
InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,200 hotels and 770,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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