InterContinental Hotels & Resorts named Asia and Australasia’s Leading Hotel Brand with 22 World Travel Awards wins across region
Singapore, 2 October 2013:?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.
The 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:
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????????? Australasia’s Leading Hotel Brand (also awarded in 2009)