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The new honors were announced in Hong Kong at the annual
conference of the newly re-branded Worldhotels, a global sales,
marketing and distribution consortia for independent hotels and
regional hotel groups, providing services to nearly 500 member
properties in 70 countries worldwide.
Worldhotels members honored Guangzhou’s Garden Hotel with this
year’s New Member award. The five-star business hotel in the
commercial and financial hub of Guangzhou is a giant complex of
twin Y-shaped towers incorporating 800 offices and serviced
apartments along with the hotel’s 1,000 luxurious rooms and suites.
Its lobby is one of the largest in Asia, adorned with unique
Chinese works of art and treasures.
Danang’s Furama Resort captured the Members Choice award, ahead
of five European nominees. On China Beach, Vietnam’s longest and
most stunning stretch of powdery white sand, the Furama Resort is a
beachside resort in Central Vietnam and a great base for exploring
three UNESCO-listed World Heritage sitesHoi An, My Son and Hue.
Taiwan’s Ambassador Hotel Hsinchu took the honors in the
Asia-Pacific for the Worldhotels Global Award for the highest
room-rate turnover. The Ambassador is in the heart of Hsinchu
City’s shopping and commercial center, within minutes of the
Hsinchu Train Station and the Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial
In the Worldhotels Events Awards, relating to the Meetings,
Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) business and based on
response time, quality of offers and customer feedback, the Asia
winner was The Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City’s premier
Roland Jegge, vice president Asia Pacific for Worldhotels, said:
“Our Asia hotel members impressed in these inaugural awards as
demonstrated by their share of the honors. They are setting quality
benchmarks for the rest of the world to follow and we are expecting
to further expand our Asian portfolio, which currently numbers 75
hotels and resorts.”