The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Recognized as Best 10 in Asia in Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2011 – 2013, Regional Series
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa won 7 top awards at the recent Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2011-2013, Regional Series ceremony held in Singapore.
General Manager of the resort, Helmut Pluecker, was elated when the resort was announced Best 10 in Asia Platinum Award winner in the categories of Service Excellence, Resort of the Year, Spa of the Year for Heavenly Spa by Westin, Most Unique Dining Experience for the Freedom yacht, Signature Luxury Resort and Signature Spa Experience for the Heavenly Spa by Westin.
“Being recognized and by garnering awards at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards Regional Series underlines where we stand amongst our peers. My team and I believe that the combination of our passion for hospitality, creativity, professionalism, excellence in service standards and service delivery makes The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, a preferred choice for those travelling to Langkawi. We certainly try our utmost to create the perfect environment for a remarkable and truly memorable experience for our guests to relax and renew over and over again’, said General Manager, Helmut Pluecker as he returns to Langkawi with a bag full of awards.
Recognition from the hospitality industry is meaningful as it is important to applaud the professionals in the industry, particularly the ones behind the scenes. Furthermore, it cannot be translated into dollars and cents but will be a feather in one’s cap throughout the length of his or her career. It’s testimony towards the hard efforts and passion to serve and exceed expectations of guests.
Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage, Azmi Kamsari also brought back a victory of his own. Azmi was recognized in the Best 10 in Asia – Gold Award for being the Most Innovative Food & Beverage Personality. When asked how he felt about winning this award, he quoted the famous Jack Welch, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”.
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is set in an idyllic natural retreat of the Langkawi Island. With private beach front location up to 500m, the Resort has 202 guestrooms and suites, as well as 20 ultra luxury private ocean-view pool villas, boasting panoramic view of the Andaman Sea. Offering a complete range of recreation, meeting and event facilities such as 650sqm of indoor meeting & banquet space, magical wedding venues, the renowned Heavenly Spa by Westin, recreation centre with Westin Kids Club and Westin Workout and four comprehensive F&B outlets, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is indeed the ideal destination for a tropical getaway, family vacation, destination wedding, honeymoon and corporate meetings / incentives.
The Resort is merely 3km away from the main duty free shopping area of Langkawi, Kuah Town and 20 minutes away from the Langkawi International Airport. The Westin Airport Lounge located at the departure hall of Langkawi International Airport provides a renewing experience for guests before they take off to the next destination. Guests are expected to enjoy their Westin Journey and leave the Resort feeling much better than before they arrived. To find out more about the Resort, we recommend you to visit www.westin.com/langkawi
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,071 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts makes the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing, so guests leave feeling better than when they arrived. With over 170 hotels and resorts in over 36 countries and territories, Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in nearly 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA)
The Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards award recognizes the crème de la crème of the hospitality industry at all levels. Focusing on people who strive ceaselessly to give guest a hospitality experience bar none, this signature soiree had become a much anticipated event for hoteliers’ as well as businesses who work with the hospitality industry. Dedicated to recognizing and rewarding people and establishments who have shown drive, dedication and passion for the hospitality industry, HAPA award categories are as diverse as the industry it serves, with Personality awards dedicated to service excellence and leadership, to categories ranging from the best experiences to be had in travel, golf, spa, food and entertainment. The Oscars of Hospitality is held annually, with Malaysia and Singapore taking it in turn to host the event.