There’s positive, upbeat news for the Asia Pacific’s hospitality industry this week as the results of the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television and Google have been revealed.
Rightly proud of its success, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa (managed by Pacific Resort Hotel Group – Cook Islands) is delighted to announce that it has won an award in the category of "
Best New Small Hotel – Design & Construction". Winners have been invited to attend a high profile gala dinner at the Longemont Hotel Shanghai on May 31st where they were presented with their awards.
The event is part of the International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious competition dedicated to finding the best hotel properties from across the globe. The fact that Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa has won one of these coveted awards is proof that the Cook Islands is not only able to compete at this level but also triumph within the highly competitive Asia Pacific property arena.
Later this year, top scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe, the UK, Europe, the Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.
The judging panel is chaired by Anthony Murkett, managing director of The Sloane Club in London and consists of 20 professionals whose collective knowledge of the hospitality industry is second to none. This year’s judges include James Bacon, UK account manager of Google; Peter Crome, managing director of Skibo Castle in Scotland; Mike McNamara of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS); David Dalby of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Rebecca Johnson of Bloomberg TV (Hotel Section).
Greg Stanaway, chief executive officer of Pacific Resort Hotel Group, welcomed the award as a testament to Pacific Resort Hotel Groups’ focus on quality and design, "This is a great honor for us, and reinforcing our path to being recognized internationally as a quality-focused property manager and developer."