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Another Milestone for G Hotel Gurney & G Hotel Kelawai

January 17, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The five star G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai garnered 7 more global prestige hospitality award recognitions collectively in the final quarter of the year 2016, denoting another milestone made from its excellence and top notch hospitality.

On 20th October, G Hotel Kelawai was announced as the winner by The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2016 for Best Design Hotel in Continent level and Best Lifestyle Hotel in Country level during a dazzling Awards Gala Ceremony hosted at the magnificent Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi.

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards acknowledge the most exceptional in hospitality experience across 7 continents, 172 countries and 94 categories, celebrate the values of leadership, hard work, dedication, ambition and success. G Hotel Kelawai is proud to be in the global spotlight when it was picked as one of the winners.

Winners are selected through a rigorous rating process based on one-of-a-kind concept for unbiased results through quality feedback from guests, rather than quantity of votes by a panel of judges or general public. The rating process takes various factors into account; room, food, service, overall hotel facilities, bar and beverages, price, Internet, location, ambiance, grounds, wellness area, efficiency, social responsibility and environmental participation.

“To win a Haute Grandeur Award takes passion, drive and determination. A hotel must excel on all levels”, said Haute Grandeur Founder and Managing Director, Marinique de Wet. “Therefore, the winners truly attained the ultimate in excellence; recognized with the highest accolade a hotel can receive today.”

Come to the end of October on 29th, G Hotel Kelawai wrapped up the month with gladness by receiving the Luxury New Hotel in Malaysia award from 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrated its 10th anniversary during the Gala Dinner held in St. Regis Doha in Qatar, the evening saw over 350 guests from the world’s leading hotels and resorts gathered to be recognised on the stage for their outstanding efforts.

The Awards were presented to luxury hotels and resorts in over 60 categories from over 50 countries participants on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Special congratulations on the evening went to the immaculate G Hotel Kelawai, who was honoured as the Luxury New Hotel in Malaysia. The hotel just opened for a year, tagged as “Style Redefined”, where iconic design and cutting edge lifestyle set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences. The hotel houses 208 rooms that are uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guests to work or play by day or mix and mingle by night.

Stepping into the hotel, the entire ground floor comes with a very high ceiling with golden strips decoration, preluding the noble ambiance it brings. The designer lobby welcomes the guests with its designer furnishing by Italian made Baxter Chester Moon Sofa and Baxter Molly Armchair.

Located right next to the lobby is 2PM lobby lounge, which incorporated contemporary interior design and wooden furniture to encapsulate the sophistication ambiance. Docked from the ground floor to level 2, the staircase is designed using the locally made Peranakan motif cement tiles, leading the way to Spoon; a coffee house that is reminiscent of a French Bistro with mountain top scene, a well-equipped business centre and the avant garde function rooms.

Moving up to level 23 is where the 24-hour gym is located with state-of-the-art gym facilities and delicately designed at a high floor overlooking the cityscape of Penang. Head up to level 24 is the astonishing landscape layout of the rooftop, where the picturesque infinity-edge swimming pool is located. The pool is salt water treated, surrounded by beautiful shrubs to appeal its luxuriousness. The alfresco sitting poolside Gravity Bar is furnished with outdoor designer chairs, sofas and tables, placing near the transparent glass fences that behold the panoramic views of Penang. Whereas, the Executive Lounge adjoining to the pool and the bar, is a covered exclusive lounge incorporated with fancy furniture, lightings and well carpeted floor.

“We wish to congratulate all our winners for the 2016 award year, who through their tireless efforts and unbounded passion to satisfy their guests needs, have received this honor tonight. True luxury is no small feat, it takes a team of highly dedicated staff willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that no request goes unanswered. This is the definition of luxury, this is what defines a World Luxury Hotel Awards winner,” says Anton Perold, Managing Director for the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Moving on to November, apart from the recognitions received for its excellent hospitality and the luxury lifestyle it brings, G Hotel Kelawai also earned a reputation as Best Hotel from FIABCI Malaysian Chapter, a real estate federation at The Malaysia Property AwardsTM 2016 which was spearheaded by Architect T.Y Au.

The Malaysia Property AwardsTM 2016 was held at One World Hotel Kuala Lumpur, graced by D.Y.M.M Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Sultan of Johor, witnessing 13 winners receiving the awards at the Gala Dinner.

FIABCI Malaysia President YM Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud congratulated the winners and commented that the Award serves as a benchmark and driving force for developers to continue to develop more creative and innovative projects that benefit the entire industry.

Dr Yu Kee Su, the Secretary General of FIABCI Malaysia cum the Organising Chairman of the Award pointed out that the entire judging process of the Award was conducted in a professional manner whereby the Organising Committee had to abstain from the evaluation and judging process. “Evaluators appointed are senior management staff in real estate industry with vast experience while the Panel of Jury members and Independent Judges are not directly related to FIABCI Malaysia. This is to ensure a transparent and fair judging process. The final marks computed are verified by an Independent Auditor,” added Yu. The Award has also added a new assessment criteria which is the Safety and Maintenance that was approved this year.

G Hotel Kelawai is glad to achieve such award recognition and the management will carry out timely maintenance works to ensure the satisfying impression of this designer hotel lasts long for the happy returnees on every one of their visitation to the hotel.

On the other hand, G Hotel Gurney was bestowed with 3 awards at the 13th series of the HAPA Awards, staged at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 11 November 2016 for HAPA Regional 2016 – 2018 Series Awards. The Gala Dinner witnessed a gathering of hospitality professionals from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, to celebrate achievements in hospitality excellence.

This year’s nominees had the opportunity to nominate for a number of award categories covering most sections of the industry. G Hotel Gurney received an award under hospitality category for HAPA Best 5 Star Hotel and 2 awards under major honour for HAPA Service Excellence and HAPA Hotel of the Year on that night. HAPA has prided itself in recognising those who work hard in their respective sectors and it is not just about 5-star properties and leading restaurants but a good cross-section of the industry.

All on-site assessments were conducted incognito by the panel of auditors comprising hospitality industry professionals, academics, writers, agents, corporate professionals and C-level individuals.  “The HAPA Awards are different because it recognises the unsung heroes from both front and back-of-house for their passion, dedication, extraordinary drive and resilient spirit,” says Jennifer Ong, the Founder of HAPA Awards.

The unveiling of the “new face” of HAPA was the highlight of the Gala Dinner, Ong further explains in her speech that the objective of introducing a new face to the HAPA Awards is to connect the Awards Programme to the people in the industry who have excelled exceptionally through dedication, commitment and performance.

Mr Michael Hanratty, General Manager of G Hotel quoted, “We are honoured with the latest global prestige hospitality award recognitions that has been awarded to both G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai. These prestigious citations have sealed our reputation as a world class accommodation, five star hospitality and outstanding features from our dining outlets to event facilities. We are also grateful for those who took the time to review their experience with the hotel during the award polls and assessments, there’s no greater distinction than receiving the sense of approval from the customers.”

Both G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai are located at the shopper’s paradise in between two renowned shopping malls, Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, right next to Gurney drive famous hawker eateries. It is also the perfect point of departure for discovering Penang’s numerous tourist attractions, UNESCO World Heritage sites and beaches.

G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai has won over 90 awards collectively since its inception. Among the notable awards are Best Hotel Interior for Asia Pacific Hotel Awards, HAPA Best Independent Hotel, Best City Hotel Malaysia for World Luxury Hotel Awards, Best Hotel Development by FIABCI, Best Business & Leisure Hotel by The BrandLaureate Awards, Hall of Fame by Tripadvisor, Excellence in Guest Review by Booking.com, Best Luxury Hotel by Luxury Lifestyle Awards & Gold Award Hospitality Design by I-DEA Design Excellence Awards.

G Hotel will continue to deliver its best hospitality by meeting the expectations of the travellers from different countries and also to further build on the success that have achieved throughout these years, offering the best of luxury to travel aficionados.

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