The Haven Resort Ipoh has been honoured with the special Minister’s Award during the 20th Malaysia Tourism Awards on Wednesday, February 28 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

Incepted in 1987, the Malaysia Tourism Awards is the highest form of recognition by the Tourism and Culture Ministry and Tourism Malaysia for industry players whose outstanding contributions have played a significant role in the success of Malaysia’s tourism industry. This edition of the Awards put forth 14 categories and 52 sub-categories for nominations and was attended by local and international players and captains of the tourism industry.

In addition, four special awards were presented to two individuals and two organisations, personally selected by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism and Culture for their exceptional contributions and esteemed positions in the industry. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz presented The Haven Resort Ipoh with the Minister’s Award in the organisation category.

“The Minister’s Award is recognition of our significant contribution to tourism in Malaysia. The plan is to promote Ipoh more intensively. We have actively engaged ourselves in promoting The Haven and Ipoh to India, Middle East, Singapore, China and Hong Kong,” Peter Chan, the Chief Executive Officer of The Haven explained to Ipoh Echo.

“These international promotions will bring benefits to Ipoh as visitors will patronise all other establishments and places of interests,” he pointed out.

The Haven has put Ipoh on the world map, pioneering the concept of luxury family vacations.  In a town which did not have a luxury or upmarket hotel previously, The Haven has since become a catalyst for a revival of confidence in Ipoh as it highlights the state’s attractiveness, natural assets, limestone hills and home-grown uniqueness.

“Started in 2010, The Haven’s concept is to offer the most attractive vacation destination of 5-star international standards with accommodation, food and services to match. We strive to offer the best value for money, and the best of services,” the amiable Peter added.

Referred to as the ‘Pride of Ipoh, Envy of the Nation”, The Haven has convinced both Malaysians and the world of the desirability of Ipoh as a destination for vacation, retirement or as a second home.

“The Haven Ipoh has made its mark nationally and internationally, bringing optimism and enthusiasm to the hospitality and tourism industry, and we feel proud to be able to contribute to this cause,” he enthused.

To date, The Haven has attracted guests from at least 45 nations and the latest award marks the 47th prestigious local and international accolades that it has garnered. For more details on The Haven Resort Hotel, swing by https://www.thehavenresorts.com/ or call +605-540-0000

Present at the awards ceremony were Chairman of Tourism Malaysia, Dato’ Siew Ka Wei; Director General of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab; Malacca Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Haron; and Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun.

Mei Kuan