Tune Hotels, the global branded value hotel chain, have been awarded with TripAdvisor’s (the World’s Largest Travel site) 2012 Certificate of Excellence Awards. Tune Hotel Westminster and Liverpool Street, along with Tune Hotel Kota Bharu were recognized for its exceptional accomplishments in achieving consistent outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. In addition Tune Hotel Downtown Penang bagged a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award earlier in 2012.

According to Mark Lankester, Tune Hotels Group CEO, “I am truly proud and thrilled that Tune Hotels has made its mark yet again internationally by being recognized for its superb quality of accommodation and hospitality rendered to travellers around the world.

whats-on-penang-tune-hotel-1Most importantly, these accolades are actual votes from guests who have paid and stayed with us and it’s brilliant to know that we are living up to our guests expectations. It is an outstanding achievement for a new hotel brand from Malaysia to be honoured with excellence and to be ranked among the best amongst our international peers. Our hotel teams should be very proud of themselves and I congratulate them on bringing us these accolades.This proves that excellence does not have to come with a high price! ”

Tune Hotel Westminster has won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for the second year running. Opened since 2010, Tune Hotel Westminster was established as the first Tune Hotel in the UK. While Tune Hotel Liverpool Street which had just opened six months ago, had also racked up another win, being voted ‘Best UK City Hotel’ by the prestigious Sunday Times Travel Magazine recently. Tune Hotel Kota Bharu opened in 2011 and earns its first award whilst Tune Hotel Downtown Penang also won a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2012. With the success of Tune Hotels in the UK, Tune Hotels Paddington and Kings Cross are set to become the latest addition to the branded value hotel chain with its opening on 25 Jun and 12 July 2012 respectively.whats-on-penang-tune-hotel-2

Lankester added that Tune Hotels have redefined the hotel landscape for offering its “value-for-money” limited service concept in its chain of hotels spanning across Malaysia and the UK, Thailand, Indonesia and The Philippines with 30 more Tune Hotels opening globally in the next 12 months.”

Tune Hotels currently operates eleven hotels in Malaysia, two in Bali, Indonesia, two in London, England, three in The Philippines and two in Thailand. Tune Hotels in Malaysia are located in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, KLIA-LCCT Airport, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Johor Bahru, Kota Damansara, Bintulu, Kota Bharu, Kulim and more recently Ipoh.

The presence of Tune Hotels in Asia includes Hat Yai and Pattaya in Thailand, Angeles City, Cebu City and Ermita, Manila in The Philippines. Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely popular amongst travelers from across the world. Under the concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding on other amenities like towels & toiletries, air-conditioning, in-room Wifi and satellite TV service at selected hotels.

whats-on-penang-tune-hotel-3Calling on guests to stay connected with Tune Hotels via the social media networks Facebook and Twitter, Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels, pointed out that about 30 new Tune Hotels will be opening globally in the next 12 months. “More Tune Hotels are scheduled for opening in Asean, the UK, India and Australia, that will give our guests even more options for travel destinations.. We encourage guests to stay tuned for Tune Hotels’ latest openings and promotions via Facebook and Twitter.”

Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.

For real-time updates and promotion alerts, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook atwww.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels.

For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com.