A Penang hotel has made the country proud by clinching the highly coveted Best Hotel Design award at the International Travel Awards gala event here.
Receiving the award in Dubai on Saturday night (June 17, 2023) were Group Managing Director Dato’ Albert Moh, General Manager Moh Wei Ren and Corporate communications Manager Ng Su-Ann.
“We dedicate this win to Penang folk, the state government, loyal patrons and our dedicated team who have supported us in this journey. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be bringing this trophy back to Penang.”
General Manager Moh Wei Ren said the accolade was also a true reflection of the hotel’s relentless efforts to redefine the hospitality landscape.
“We hope the award will help boost Penang’s tourism in the international arena. During the cocktail session in the gala event, three of us promoted our island state’s myriad attractions and street food to the other international award winners,” he enthused.
Ng said the competition was quite challenging because a big part of it was based on public voting.
“Every vote counts and we are thankful to those who took the trouble to show their support by voting for us.”
Out of 4,000 nominations from 70 countries, only 200 or 5% were announced as winners at the gala night.
Last year, The Granite bagged two awards for Best Luxury Real Estate Developer and Best Luxury Commercial Development from the Luxury Lifestyle Awards in New York.It also won the Best Leisure Development and Best New Hotel Design & Architecture entries at the Asia Pacific Property Awards ceremony in London.
Two of its facilities have entered into the Malaysia Book of Records for being the Highest Acrylic Bottom Swimming Pool and Tallest Automated Hotel Car Park.