SINGAPORE - This year, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) hotels across South East Asia have been bestowed a series of notable awards by some of the industry’s most coveted awards programs. From the Maldives to Manila, Hilton hotels and resorts across the region have been recognized dozens of times by authoritative voices in travel. These include the World Travel Awards 2021, Forbes Travel Guide, Michelin Guide, World’s 50 Best and Haute Grandeur Global Awards, amongst others.
“This recognition is a testament to our team members across South East Asia who are at the heart of our business, and create exceptional experiences every day to earn our guests’ loyalty,” said Paul Hutton, area vice president, head of South East Asia, Hilton.
“Despite the challenges of the past year, our team members have been relentless in delivering the light and warmth of hospitality to inspire meaningful travel memories. This year’s extensive collection of achievements demonstrates Hilton’s commitment to service excellence, which our guests have come to love. As more guests recommence travel, we will continue to elevate our service standards, offer innovative concepts, and deliver best-in-class experiences, wherever their journeys take them,” he added.
Distinctive Luxury at Key Destinations
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts received accolades from some of the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards programs, Conde Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards, World Travel Awards 2021 and Forbes Travel Guide 2021. In South East Asia, Hilton’s luxury estate took top honors in destinations including the Maldives, the Philippines and Thailand, with Conrad Hotels & Resorts awarded Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand at the World Travel Awards.
Four iconic resorts — Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Conrad Koh Samui and Conrad Bangkok — were prominently recognized as some of the world’s best hotel experiences for affluent travelers.
Forbes Travel Guide, an independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, deploys a team of incognito inspectors to evaluate every property based on almost 900 objective standards during a three-day, two-night stay. After reviewing nearly 2,000 hotels, restaurants and spas in more than 70 countries, the following Hilton properties were conferred Four Stars in the 63rd annual list: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Epitome of Gourmet Indulgence
Food is one of the most pleasurable ways to learn about local cultures and create memorable travel memories. Through their extraordinary settings and refined culinary techniques, some of Hilton’s most inspired restaurants and bars have created winning experiences.
The Loft at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok received recognition in the 50 Best Discovery 2021, an influential database for restaurants and bars operated as an extension of the prestigious 50 Best rankings globally. In a tribute to the nation’s finest epicurean experiences, Golden Peony at Conrad Centennial Singapore was recognized by the influential Tatler Dining Guide 2022 for its refined Cantonese delicacies, signature dim sum and artfully-selected wine list.
Exceptional Retreats for Wellness Tourism
As the world rediscovers the joys of travel, personal health and wellbeing have become a priority during decision making. Be it for business or leisure, Hilton hotels and resorts deliver exceptional spa and wellness experiences. In South East Asia, two luxury properties topped the wellness list: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi was ranked the World's Best Private Island Spa by World Spa Awards 2021 while Conrad Manila’s newly renovated Conrad Spa was named the best Luxury City Hotels Spa, Southern Asia, by World Luxury Spa Awards.
Handpicked Favorites in South East Asia
Established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honor the highest achievements from the hotel industry, Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards’ methodology is based on quality feedback from guests, rather than the quantity of votes by a panel of judges or the general public. As a mark of exceptional hospitality excellence in South East Asia, five Hilton hotels and resorts received the highest recognitions regionally, as well as in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Conrad Koh Samui swept three regional awards as the Best Hideaway Spa in Asia, Best Fusion Cuisine in Asia and Best Resort Restaurant in Asia. Hilton Bali Resort was named Best Resort Hotel in Asia, Best Family Resort in Asia and Best MICE Hotel in Indonesia. Within three years of its opening, Hilton Manila scored an impressive list of four accolades as the Best New Hotel, Best Leisure Hotel, Best Business Hotel as well as Best MICE Hotel in the Philippines.
The full list of accolades and award-winning properties is available in the appendix here.
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents with more than 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between bold design, impactful experiences and curated contemporary art to inspire the conscientious traveler. Conrad is a place where guests are empowered to explore through intuitive service and experiences that authentically connect them with local culture. Experience an inspiring stay at Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at conradhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With nearly 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.