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Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore Emerged Victorious at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2009-2011 (Singapore series)

10-28-2009 10:37 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

SINGAPORE, October 2009 - Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore emerged victorious at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2009-2011 (Singapore series), sweeping a collection of awards including HAPA Best Business Hotel, HAPA Best Housekeeping Team, HAPA Restaurant of the Year (Jaan par André), HAPA Best Wine Experience Restaurant (Jaan par André) and HAPA Best Western Cuisine Chef (Chef André Chiang).

Swissôtel The Stamford’s HAPA Best Business Hotel award comes as a double celebration after the hotel was crowned Asia Pacific’s Best Business Hotel at the 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009 earlier this month. Jaan par André also has reason to pop the champagne as it recently made a spectacular debut in the Miele Guide 2009 / 2010 as Asia’s 4th Best Restaurant.

Mr. Aiden McAuley, General Manager for Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore and Regional Vice President for Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific commented, “The stellar list of awards and recognition that we received is a heartening reward of our unwavering passion for perfection. The HAPA Best Business Hotel award is a remarkable testament to my outstanding team who constantly endeavour to deliver the highest standards of service with immense pride, commitment and enthusiasm.”

“I would also like to congratulate Ms. Katya Herting, our Executive Housekeeper and her team for their fantastic win as HAPA Best Housekeeping Team; and of course, the unparalleled Chef André Chiang and his team at Jaan par André for elevating the essence of French nouvelle cuisine and literally reshaping the culinary landscape here in Singapore. Jaan par André’s meteoric rise as the dining destination in the lion city today is a reflection of Chef André’s focus, artisanal flair and immense passion towards the fine art of French gastronomy,” he added.

The Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2009-2011 (Singapore series) recognises the crème de la crème of the hospitality industry at all levels and focuses on the people who strive ceaselessly to give guests a hospitality experience second to none, this signature soirée has become a much-anticipated event for hoteliers as well as industries who work with the hospitality industry.

Recipient of the TTG Travel Awards 2009 Asia Pacific’s Best Business Hotel and World Travel Awards Asia 2008 Asia's Leading Conference Hotel and Singapore's Leading Conference Hotel awards, Swissôtel The Stamford is renowned for hosting significant events. It served as the Official Athletes Hotel for the 1st Asian Youth Games 2009 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 hosted the Interpol General Assembly 2009 where members from 187 countries gathered. 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.

Listed below is Swissôtel The Stamford’s collection of awards at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2009-2011 (Singapore Series) awards ceremony:

ESTABLISHMENT AWARDS: HAPA Best Business Hotel
Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

MAJOR AWARDS: HAPA Restaurant of The Year
Jaan par André, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

F&B AWARDS: HAPA Best Wine Experience Restaurant
Jaan par André, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

PERSONALITY AWARDS: HAPA Best Western Cuisine Chef
Chef André Chiang, Jaan par André, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
DEPARTMENT AWARDS: HAPA Best Housekeeping Team
Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

About Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards
Established in 2002, the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) have been held consecutively between Singapore and Malaysia on a bi-annual basis with the vision to support and recognise excellence within Asia’s evolving hospitality industry. The awards are judged by a distinguished panel of professionals exclusively selected from participating countries, consisting of respected individuals with expertise from different hospitality and culinary associations.

About Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore (www.swissotel.com/singapore-stamford)
Conveniently located in the heart of Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 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 70,000-sqft Raffles City Convention Centre; comprising 27 meeting venues with technologically advanced business facilities and services.

ABOUT
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 94 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)
Swissôtel Makkah, Saudi Arabia (2011)

Contact Information:
Cheryl Tay
Media Relations Executive, Asia Pacific
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
2 Stamford Road #05-01
Raffles City Convention Centre
Singapore 178882

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