SINGAPORE, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandarin Orchard Singapore, the flagship hotel of award-winning Asian hospitality group Meritus Hotels & Resorts, emerged the overall winner in the Best Hotel category for Singapore at the International Hotel Awards (Asia Pacific) 2012-2013.
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The coveted distinction was officially presented at a high profile gala dinner that saw the attendance of industry luminaries and representatives of competing hotel brands from eighteen different countries.
These awards are operated by the organisation that has run the International Property Awards for the last 18 years, with the aim of seeking out the best hotels from each country including those that have been purpose-built for conventions, spa, airports or resorts. Other categories cover hotel sustainability, architecture, interior design, marketing and website.
Receiving the award at the prestigious event, Mr Michael Sengol, Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, comments "We are privileged and grateful for this exciting distinction. To emerge as the overall champion in the Best Hotel category is yet another testament to our continued passion for service excellence in the midst of the fast-growing and highly competitive hospitality industry."
Later this year, top-scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate World's Best in each category. The final results will be revealed at a gala dinner presentation in London.
Stuart Shield, president of the International Hotel Awards, says, "We are delighted to enter the second year of the stand alone Hotel Awards with such a superb level of entries from across the length and breadth of the Asia Pacific region - both in number and quality. It will be really interesting to see how the region stands up to global competition when we judge the contenders for the World's Best awards."
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About Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Meritus Hotels & Resorts is the hospitality division of Singapore Exchange-listed Overseas Union Enterprise Limited (OUE) which is amongst the key property players in Asia, and one of the few integrated developers in Singapore boasting a complete portfolio of prime assets across the retail, commercial, residential, and hospitality sectors.
As an award-winning hospitality brand, Meritus is synonymous with Asian hospitality and heritage, with luxury properties strategically located in key cities and idyllic resort destinations in Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, and soon - in other parts of the world. Its current portfolio includes the flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Meritus Mandarin Haikou, and Meritus Shantou China.
For more information and to enjoy Best Rates by Meritus, visit www.meritushotels.com.
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