The award winning sister hotels, G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai continued to bask in 5 more awards into the burgeoning awards cabinet from renowned international organizations and online travel portals.
Nine years after its opening, G Hotel Gurney has recently underwent a RM35 million revamp, transforming it into a classy-chic abode and retaining its supremacy as 5-star hotel in the city by adding Luxury City Hotel of the Year 2016 – Malaysia award by Luxury Travel Guide into its cap. Luxury Travel Guide from Birmingham, England has been around for 10 years, it recognises and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. The “Luxury City Hotel of the year” represents the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, certifying that the hotel is equipped with modern facilities and providing the ultra chic, contemporary and stylish setting for a luxury stay. Through the rigorous assessment criteria which was carried out by TV personalities, luxury travel photographer and the in-house professionals, it ensures only the most deserving firms and individuals walk away with one of these accolades and gain a place in the awards winners’ guide. G Hotel Gurney confidently showcased what it has got to offer to over 500,000 readers of the leading provider of travel news.
Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking site, awarded G Hotel Gurney with the certificate of Excellent Award 2016 for the second consecutive year. This year, G Hotel Gurney scored an outstanding score of 4.2 out of 5.0. The Excellent Award is only given to 3.5 to 5 star rating hotel partners of Hotels.com. The score is solely based on the guest review ratings from customers around the world. To determine the initial recipients, Hotels.com analysed its database of more than 15 million Genuine Guest Reviews, which are verified upon the completion of each guest’s stay. Through this award recognition, G Hotel Gurney is now tagged as “preferred hotel” on the booking site and appeared as first few top searched ranking hotel for easy booking, especially for those who are planning a trip to Penang.
Besides that, G Hotel Gurney made it to be the Best Rated Hotels on HolidayCheck for the third time in a row. HolidayCheck is Europe’s biggest hotel review portal with 27 million visits each month. The minimum criteria for the participating hotels of this award is to have at least 4.0 of the overall rating out of a possible 6.0. This year, G Hotel Gurney receives an exceptional score of 5.6 which celebrates a consistent outstanding traveller reviews on HolidayCheck from the year of 2015 to 2016. Georg Ziegler, Director of Content for HolidayCheck AG declares “Congratulations to you and your team on this success!”
G Hotel Kelawai which opened for just a year also added a pair of accolades from International Design Awards (IDA). The first one is a Silver award for IDA 2014 under Interior Design – Commercial category. The latter one is an Honourable Mention award for IDA 2014 under Commercial – Pro category. IDA exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. It aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design worldwide, conceptualizing and producing great work.
IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions has been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation. Spearheaded by K2LD Architects from Singapore, G Hotel Kelawai is fortunate to win these coveted awards.
Mr Michael Hanratty, General Manager of G Hotel quoted, “It is a true source of pride for the entire G Hotel team to receive these recent citations. Knowing that our hard work is being recognized in the pursuant of excellence for all our guests, we will not rest on our laurels but will continue to provide exceptional services to make each of our guests stay a satisfying one”.
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 80 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, making it like a second home to everyone.