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Expatriates Rank The Best Of Malaysia’s Hotels, Resorts & Attractions
Date: 29 October 2014
Source: Expatriate Lifestyle


29 October 2014, Kuala Lumpur: The results of the Expatriate Lifestyle Best of Malaysia Awards 2014 were unveiled tonight at an awards ceremony celebrating the finest in the travel and hospitality industry. With more than 30,000 total votes cast, the expatriate community in Malaysia has chosen their favourite hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, experiences and attractions across 18 categories.

Presenting the awards held at Esperance Club, Fraser Business Park, were Ian Johnston, Editor of Expatriate Lifestyle, Bruce Dallas, Marketing Director of Guinness Anchor Breweries, a longtime partner of the awards, and guest of honour, the newly appointed British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO.

In her first public engagement since recently taking office, H.E. Vicki Treadell said, “These are fantastic awards rightly recognising great talent. I am honoured to be a part of the ceremony.”

Expatriate Lifestyle Best of Malaysia Awards 2014
A token of appreciation to guest of honour, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner Designate presented by Graham Paling, Mongoose Publishing Group Chief Executive Office, Matt Bellotti, Mongoose Publishing Chief Content Officer, and Ian Johnston, Editor of Expatriate Lifestyle.

The Best of Malaysia Awards are organised yearly by Expatriate Lifestyle, Malaysia’s number one expatriate magazine, and are the biggest travel and hospitality awards. They are 100 per cent nominated and voted by a key community who invigorates the industry: well-travelled expatriates who live in Malaysia.

“Expatriates in Malaysia and visitors to the country are looking for the complete package in their holiday destinations, and the shortlisted outlets and properties display excellence across the board. If this year’s Best of Malaysia Awards have been about one thing in particular, it’s experiences. The winners in each of our 18 categories provide the best of the best experiences, combining exceptional service, locations, facilities and activities to create truly world-class destinations which expatriates in Malaysia are privileged to be able to visit on a regular basis,” said Ian Johnston.

Joining the evening celebration this year were 400 of the top names from the travel and hospitality industry in Malaysia, including General Managers from the top hotels, resorts and spas. Bespoke trophies were presented to 18 winners while certificates were presented to 54 Excellence Award winners; all chosen from shortlists over a 13-week voting period until October 1, 2014 on www.expatriatelifestyle.com.

“This is the ninth edition of the Best of Malaysia Awards and this year’s votes are record-breaking. We have seen the industry grow from strength to strength and as such, we consider this a big win for the overall tourism industry in Malaysia as well,” concluded Johnston.

Click here for full list of winners and Excellence Awards of the Best of Malaysia Awards 2014.