Swissôtel The Stamford Wins Asia Pacific’s Best Business Hotel Award At 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009SINGAPORE, October 2009 – Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore, the lion city’s towering icon of hospitality, soared to even greater heights as it was unanimously voted by readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTGmice and TTG-BTmice China as Asia Pacific’s Best Business Hotel, BT-MICE Awards category, at the prestigious 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009. Swissôtel The Stamford joins an elite company of individuals and organisations who were honoured at the 2009 awards ceremony held in Bangkok, Thailand, an event that has become an industry tradition and a highlight on Asia’s travel trade calendar.
The TTG Travel Awards is widely acknowledged to be one of the travel and hospitality industry’s most coveted and influential awards in the region, recognising some of the industry’s finest representatives that have consistently shown an unsurpassable commitment towards service excellence. The BT-MICE Awards category is dedicated to organisations serving the niche markets of business travel and meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). The key considerations to excelling in this category include outstanding service and facilities, the most professional and innovative sales and marketing team and the most desirable and attractive incentives as well as value added services to business travellers and MICE planners.
“This illustrious accolade is a clear reflection of Swissôtel The Stamford’s unwavering pursuit of excellence in every facet of our service to business as well as leisure travellers, and an affirmation of Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts’ credo - ‘A Passion For Perfection’. We are extremely proud and privileged to have received this recognition particularly as the voters comprised TTG readers as well as industry leaders across the region,” said Aiden McAuley, General Manager of Swissôtel The Stamford and Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.
“This award will cap 2009 on a very high note indeed. Our thanks and gratitude to our valued customers, corporate partners and colleagues whose unwavering efforts have made this outstanding achievement possible,” he said beaming.
Swissôtel The Stamford, recipient of the World Travel Awards Asia 2008 Asia's Leading Conference Hotel and Singapore's Leading Conference Hotel award, is renowned for hosting significant events. Recently, it served as the Official Athletes Hotel for the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 (AYG) hosting 1,400 youth athletes from 45 countries in June / July 2009. It was the Official Hotel for the 2008 Singapore Airshow Aviation Summit, which will again take place in 2010. In October 2009, it will host the Interpol General Assembly 2009 where members from 187 countries will gather in Singapore. Swissôtel The Stamford has also been appointed as the Official Hotel for the APEC Leaders Meeting in November 2009 and will host Global Entrepolis @ Singapore 2009, the premier business leaders convention which is part of the APEC CEO Summit 2009 series of meetings.
About TTG Travel Awards
The much coveted annual TTG Travel Awards has been recognising luminaries of the travel industry since 1989, growing from a humble 10 awards to today, honouring 76 winners across four categories. TTG Travel Awards, which has come to serve as a benchmark for industry excellence, is organised by TTG Asia Media.
About Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
(www.swissotel.com/singapore-stamford) Conveniently located in the heart of Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford is a deluxe hotel that boasts a prime Singapore location amid the diversions of the Raffles City shopping complex, just 20 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport. Southeast Asia's tallest hotel, Swissôtel The Stamford offers a luxurious range of 1,261 guest rooms and suites with a wealth of amenities, as well as panoramic views of Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Indonesia.
It also boasts an impressive array of 16 restaurants and bars, including the Equinox Complex, Singapore's most exciting dining and entertainment complex. The hotel also houses the 70,000sqft Raffles City Convention Centre; comprising 27 meeting venues with technologically advanced business facilities and services.
About Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
(www.swissotel.com) Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today’s discerning business and leisure travellers, combining the renowned Swiss touch with a fresh, contemporary and modern design. Each Swissôtel hotel offers personalized service with charm and efficiency. Located in main gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels have convenient access to business and shopping districts, and local attractions. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts worldwide have won prestigious awards and accolades.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 91 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts under development:
Swissôtel Kolkata, India (2010),
Swissôtel Dresden, Germany (2011).
Director Media Relations, Asia Pacific
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
2 Stamford Road #05-01
Raffles City Convention Centre
Tel: +65 6431 6957
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