Hilton Kuala Lumpur Continues To Set Industry Benchmarks In Region

Hotel Tops “Best Business And City Hotel” Categories In Three Prestigious, Regional Travel Industry Awards

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October 25, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Adding to its already impressive list of accolades, Hilton Kuala Lumpur continues to top the list as the "Best Business and City Hotel" after sweeping a number of regional awards recognising key players in the industry.

Daniel Welk, general manager of Hilton Kuala Lumpur said, "We are honoured to receive such accolades from both the industry and from travellers across the region and locally. On behalf of the management team and all our staff, we would like to thank everyone who voted for us. As a flagship Hilton property in this region, we are committed to ensuring our guests enjoy the best possible experience when they stay with us. Rest assured, we will continue to explore how we can raise the bar on service excellence and create "Hilton" moments for every guest that walks through our doors".

The hotel was awarded "Best City Hotel-Kuala Lumpur 2011" at the 22nd Annual TTG Travel Awards Ceremony held in Bangkok this October. This is the fourth time since the hotel's inception that it has won this coveted title. Organised by the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Asia Media Group, publishers of Asia's leading travel trade newspaper TTG Asia, the TTG Travel Awards is the benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industry as the winners are selected by key members of the travel trade industry itself. This year, a total of 49,000 votes were cast by industry players that included travel agents, tour operators and destination management companies from across the region.

Other award highlights include the Best City Hotel by "Business Traveler" a well established international magazine for frequent business travellers. The magazine has ten editions worldwide including the UK, US, Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Denmark and Africa, with websites in the UK, Asia, Middle East, US and France. In its 20th year, the awards, given out in 55 categories, reflect the highest accolade discerning Business Traveller readers bestow on travel and hospitality providers. They are based on the results from the yearly Readers' Poll conducted and interpreted by international research agency Synovate

Hilton Kuala Lumpur also continued to rank highly in the "SmartTravelAsia.com "2011 BEST IN TRAVEL POLL". It was one of only two Malaysian hotels included in the list of "Top Twenty Five Business Hotels in the World". SmartTravelAsia.com is the region's only dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide

On the local front, readers of Expatriate Lifestyle, Malaysia's leading magazine for the expatriate community voted Hilton Kuala Lumpur as "Malaysia's Best Business Hotel"

Hilton Kuala Lumpur has received more than 100 awards since the hotel opened in 2005. Some highlights include Best Hotel in Malaysia at World Travel Awards 2005 in London, International Five Star Diamond Award by American Association of Hospitality Sciences Awards 2005, Best Business Hotel in Asia by TTG Asia 2005, Best Hotel Development award at the FIABCI Malaysian chapter's Malaysian Property Awards 2006, Best New Business Hotel in the World at the Business Traveler Awards United Kingdom 2006, Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur by Business Traveler Asia Pacific 2006, Luxury Hotel of the Year in Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2007, Malaysia's Leading Business Hotel in World Travel Awards 2007, Best City Hotel by TTG Asia 2009, Asia's Leading Design Hotel by World Travel Awards 2009, Best City Hotel by Expatriate Lifestyle 2010.

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