Friday, 29 August 2014


3 Starwood Malaysia Recognized in Smart Travel Asia’s Best in Travel Poll 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Malaysia were honoured to have three of its hotels recognized, which made it once again to the recent Smart Travel Asia’s Best in Travel Poll 2014 voted by its readers.

·         Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur – Top 25 Business Hotel in Asia
·         The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa – Top 25 Conference Hotel in Asia and Top 25 Leisure Hotel in Asia
·         The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi – Top 25 Leisure Hotel in Asia

Smart Travel Asia’s Research & Marketing Manager, Tenzing Y Thondub was at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur to present the certificate of excellence. Representing the properties were Stephan Sieberg – General Manager of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Sherrilyn Charles – Director of Sales & Marketing of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, and Cindy Yoong – Director of Marketing Communications, Malaysia (representing The Andaman, A Luxury Collection, Langkawi).

Smart Travel Asia is one of the region’s dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide. Best in Travel Poll 2014 ran from May to July and readers from around the world contributed to the results of the three-month poll. This prestigious award includes Asia's best business hotels, spa hotels & resorts, conference hotel, holiday destinations, cities for business and the world's best airlines and airports.

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is an urban oasis for both business and leisure travelers seeking the true Malaysian experience and impeccable service. Inspired by the finest elements in Asian heritage, the hotel takes its place among the city's grandest landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC shopping centre and is located within short walks to the light rail transit (LRT) and monorail service. Magnificently laid with elegant marble - the centerpiece is most certainly the sweeping staircase from the lobby to the mezzanine. The hotel’s 385 guest rooms reflect designs inspired by Malaysia’s colourful landscape, culture and people. The hotel offers exquisite food and beverage products in 5 venues and other 5-star facilities such as - 13 meeting options including the magnificent Nusantara Ballroom and @M event level, Link@Sheraton, a Business Centre, splendid massage treatments by renowned Mandara Spa and a free-form swimming pool.

The Westin Langkawi Beach Resort & Spa
Nestled amongst 104 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa features 202 spacious rooms and suites as well as 20 ultra luxury Ocean View Pool Villas. All the guestrooms, suites and villas feature luxurious amenities such as the iconic Heavenly Bed®, 42” plasma TV with satellite channels, DVD player and surround sound system, amongst others. The resort offers excellent food and beverage, including SuperFoodsRx™ in 3 venues along with a pool bar and other 5-star facilities such as its 4 unique pools, the Westin WORKOUT®, and Heavenly Spa by Westin. Set in an idyllic natural retreat of the island, adorned with an exclusive beach front location up to 500 metres, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is strategically located just 20 minutes from the Langkawi International Airport by car and within 1 km of the Jetty Point. The main shopping area of Langkawi, Kuah Town, which is only 3 km away from the Resort, acts as a further attraction to the Resort guests.

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort located in an idyllic tropical setting on Malaysia's Langkawi Island, is cosily tucked away between a 10 million year old rainforest in the tranquil Datai Bay and an 8,000 year old fringing coral reef. The resort’s 178 exquisite rooms and magnificently appointed suites reflect a contemporary Malaysian style, with sweeping views over the beckoning Andaman Sea and the ancient rainforest. The resort also houses 14 units of Direct Pool Access Rooms, the first of their kind in Langkawi. Catering to all food aficionados, the distinctive yet equally alluring 3 restaurants at The Andaman, namely The Restaurant, The Japanese Restaurant and Jala, along with the Jentayu Lounge and Beach Bar, offer a variety of local specialities and International favourites. V Botanical Spa, perched on a verdant hillside is a perfect sanctuary for a pampered bliss. As part of the resort's Coral Conservation project, guests are presented with the opportunity to give back to nature through its unique Coral Nursery and Coral Reef Activities.

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