Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Datai Langkawi Luxury Island Resort Win a Top Honour for Malaysia

The World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) 2012 was held in Kuala Lumpur on October 2012 and saw The Datai Langkawi,  a luxury destination resort located on the north‐western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, walk away with the coveted award for Global Luxury Island Resort. Voting for the award was based on facilities and service excellence and was cast by thousands of travelers from around the world and hotel guests. This was the only win for Malaysia in the global category.

The award was accepted by Mr. Anthony A. Sebastian, General Manager of the resort. “I am very proud to be representing The Datai Langkawi and Malaysia through this prestigious win. My team and I are humbled by this kind recognition and will continue to lead the way in raising the bar for a truly unique and luxurious island resort stay. We thank our guests, peers, our corporate team and most importantly our owners for their continuous support,” said Mr. Sebastian.

The Datai Langkawi is a luxury destination resort located on the north‐western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, off the coast of West Malaysia. Known for being an oasis of relaxation and tranquility, The Datai is surrounded by centuries‐old virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool and spa, and nearby championship golf course. The Datai’s 40 villas, 16 suites and 54 rooms are all set within the rainforest with their own private veranda and stunning views of the lush tropical landscape and breathtaking Andaman Sea beyond.

The WLHA also extended top honors in 29 other categories to hotels and resorts from 19 other nations. South East Asian neighbors Singapore and Thailand also received awards for Global Luxury Airport Hotel and Global Luxury Hotel respectively.

The Datai Langkawi

The WLHA aims to encourage & raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry. The WLHA is regarded the highest accolade that a property can receive within the global luxury hotel industry.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) stands testimony to dedication, enthusiasm and leadership in the high demand luxury hotel industry.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize but also aim to maintain overall service excellence by building staff moral since success is a combined effort of a hotel's entire team. Acknowledgement of committed quality customer care is important to maintain a persistent level of service. Evidence have shown that a guest feel confident when booking a World Luxury Hotel Awards recognized hotel that have been rewarded further to unsurpassed excellence, voted for by industry experts &guests that have experienced these hotels.

The criteria to be successfully nominated & included in the official World Luxury Hotel Awards voting process is overall service excellence. Only hotels, lodges & resorts operating in a luxury niche market are able to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The World Luxury Hotel Awards focus only on the luxury hotel sector and do not recognize any other areas of the travel industry.
In tradition of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, The World Luxury Hotel Awards are the world’s most prestigious & exclusive Awards recognizing the best facilities and service excellence the hotel industry has to offer.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrate ‘legends’. By association as a winner-hotel within the World Luxury Hotel Awards, becomes part of the very rare ‘legendary hotel’ association.

See also our where to stay in Langkawi article.

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