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October 4, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) celebrated today as its InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand clinched 22 accolades at the 2013 World Travel Awards (WTA), with 10 first-time wins and 12 repeat awards.

InterContinental Hotels and Resorts was recognised as Asia’s Leading Hotel Brand for the first time at the gala ceremony in Dubai last night, and took home other notable awards for InterContinental properties in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific.

Sidebar-Article-Banner-250The world’s first truly international hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was also named the Leading Hotel Brand in Australasia and Leading Business Hotel Brand in Asia. In addition, six InterContinental properties were named number one in their respective countries. These include InterContinental Manila, ​​InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort and newcomer ​​InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, which also earned the title of Asia’s Leading New Resort.

Bruce Ryde, Director of Brand Management, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts said, “To be recognised as the leading brand across 22 categories in this year’s awards is a result of the thoughtful and understated service and authentic local experiences we deliver to our guests every day. With more than 90 percent of InterContinental’s global pipeline in Asia alone, we look forward to bringing even more award winning properties to this part of the world.”

The WTA were launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel
and tourism industry and are now in their 20th year. Heralded as the ‘travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s’ by The Wall Street Journal, the awards are decided based on votes by the public and travel professionals worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts picked up the following awards at the 2013 WTA:

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Brand:

  • Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand (also awarded in 2012)
  • Asia’s Leading Hotel Brand
  • Australasia’s Leading Hotel Brand (also awarded in 2009) 

[Properties in Asia]

InterContinental Manila, The Philippines

  • The Philippines’ Leading Hotel (also awarded in 2007)

InterContinental Singapore

  • Singapore’s Leading Conference Hotel​ (also awarded in 2012)

InterContinental Bangkok, Thailand

  • Thailand’s Leading Business Hotel

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Thailand

  • Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort
  • Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort
  • Thailand’s Leading Resort (also awarded in 2005)

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam (resort opened in 2012):

  • Asia’s Leading New Resort
  • Vietnam’s Leading Resort

InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel, Vietnam:

  • Vietnam’s Leading Hotel (also awarded in 2010, 2011 and 2012)
  • Vietnam’s Leading Business Hotel (also awarded in 2012)
  • Vietnam’s Leading Conference Hotel

InterContinental AlmatyKazakhstan:

  • Kazakhstan’s Leading Hotel

(also awarded in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012) 

[Properties in Australasia]​​

InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Australia

  • Australasia’s Leading Business Hotel

(also awarded in 2011 and 2012)

  • Australasia’s Leading Conference Hotel
  • Australasia’s Leading Hotel 

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia

  • Australasia’s Leading Spa Resort

(also awarded in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012)

  • French Polynesia’s Leading Spa Resort

(also awarded in 2009, 2011 and 2012) 

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

  • Australasia’s Leading Golf Resort 

InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia

  • French Polynesia’s Leading Resort

(also awarded in 2011 and 2012)

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