Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang becomes one of the top 50 best hotels in the world
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang was selected by travel writers of the online version of the Daily Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom (UK) as one of “The 50 Best Hotels in the World.” The selection was announced on 31 December 2010.
The Daily Telegraph is the leading newspaper in the United Kingdom with a daily circulation of over 600,000 copies, surpassing other dailies such as the Times, Guardian and Independent. The Daily Telegraph’s online version is the third most visited United Kingdom newspaper website with 1.7 million daily browsers.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang is the only Malaysian and Shangri-La property to be awarded this recognition, and it is part of an elite group of eight Asian properties on the list. Other prestigious hotels on the list include The Carlyle in New York, The Dorchester in London, the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Hôtel de
Crillon Paris, and the Four Seasons in New York, Istanbul, Budapest and Paris. There are also a number of luxurious, historic European retreats on the list.
“We hope that this latest recognition will attract more travellers from the UK to stay with us and experience our warm Shangri-La hospitality. We are delighted to be included in such a prominent list and will continue to delight our guests as one of Malaysia’s premier beach resorts,” said Desmond Hatton, general manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 70 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 30,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Austria, Canada, mainland China, India, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Mongolia, Russia, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.