The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh started 2019 with a bang when it became the first resort hotel in Malaysia to win the Global Brands Magazine’s “Best Resort Award”.

With this recognition, The Haven Resort Hotel is now one of only six recipients of the Best Resort Award in the world.

The other winners of the coveted award were Frangipani Beach Resort (Anguilla), Hilton Kuwait Resort (Kuwait), Bulgari Resort Bali (Indonesia), Mandarin Oriental Bodrum (Turkey) and Paradee Resort (Thailand).

The annual award ceremony – held at The Banyan Tree Hotel in Macau on January 25 – entered its sixth edition this year. The yearly event is organised by Global Brands Publication Ltd which is based in Dorset, United Kingdom.

“This prestigious award is a recognition of the hard work the entire Haven team has poured in over the years to achieve international-level hospitality standards.

“This is not by any means a small feat. The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh has always strived to provide highest satisfaction to our customers. This award is a testimony to our commitment to excel in the hospitality service industry,” said Peter Chan, the chief executive officer of The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh – All Suites.

He said the Best Resort Award would help place Ipoh and Perak on the travel maps of more international visitors and boost the Tourism Ministry’s and the Perak State’s effort to drive more tourists to Malaysia and to Ipoh city in particular. 

The Haven Resort Hotel – which has a 5-star certification from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia – has also been winning Tripadvisor’s “Top 1% Travellers’ Choice Award” for four years in a row. The award honours hoteliers based on extensive reviews and comments given by the global travel community.

Within a short span of time, The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh has won more than 55 national, regional and international awards.

In a press statement, Global Brands Magazine’s director Shivakumar said the winners were chosen for having highest regard for building sustainable brand value through investment in long-term customer satisfaction.

He said the Global Brand Magazine had evaluated more than 8000 companies in 130 countries and The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh – All Suites was selected as the world’s winner in the Best Resort Hotel/Hospitality category this year.