Pacific Resort Aitutaki wins prestigious Asia Pacific Hotel Award
12/04/11 Cook Islands:
A great wave of anticipation is hovering over a select number of Asia Pacific's leading hospitality professionals. The inaugural Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television & Google have now been judged and Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been informed that it is amongst the winning companies.
Successful entrants have been invited to attend a high profile gala presentation dinner at the Longemont Hotel Shanghai on May 31st. Pacific Resort Aitutaki will then discover whether the company has won a five-star or highly commended award in the category of "Best Small Hotel".
In addition to categories for all manner of different sized and specifically targeted hotels, there are also sections for the best hotel architecture, interior design, marketing and website covering the entire range of hotel disciplines.
The event is part of the International Property Awards which have been established for 17 years and its award winners' logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. The organisers decided to launch a specific program for the hospitality industry this year due to an increasing number of entries within its commercial categories. Demand for inclusion has been so great that each category was soon full of the required number of entrants. The judges also report that the quality of submissions has been extremely high, giving them a difficult task in selecting the winners.
Attaining one of these coveted awards is indisputable evidence that Pacific Resort Aitutaki is capable of beating some exceedingly strong contenders within the keenly competitive Asia Pacific hospitality arena.
Later this year, the highest scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe, Africa, 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, said of the award, "This tremendous achievement is the result of a total team effort, the success of Pacific Resort Aitutaki owes much to all of the people involved in the experience that is a visit to the Cook Islands, it is our team and the people of the Cook Islands who underpin the success of Pacific Resort Aitutaki".