One World Hotel Petaling Jaya made history by being the first 5-star independent hotel in Malaysia to be crowned as World’s Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel for the second time in as many years at the 22nd World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015. The glitzy gala Grand Final ceremony concluded the World Travel Awards 2015 with a series of regional tour covering the Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean & North America and Asia & Australasia at the luxurious Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco on Saturday evening, 12th December 2015.
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Teo Chiang Hong, one of the directors and owners of One World Hotel was on top of the world after receiving the prestigious award from World Travel Awards’ President, Graham Cooke, beating fourteen other globally renowned establishments around the world, namely Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, Brazil, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Australia, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, USA just to name a few.
World Travel Awards, the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ was established in 1993, to recognise the remarkable achievements and highlighting excellence in product and services across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
During the ceremony, Graham Cooke said, “Each of our Grand Final nominees has been recognised as a regional leader during our Grand Tour 2015, and this evening we were able to salute the best of the best – elite of international tourism. My heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of our recipients this evening, it is your hard work, dedication, initiative and investment that makes the tourism sector the success it is today.”
“We end the year with a bang! This is a fantastic way to end 2015 and a great honour once again to receive such prestigious award from WTA! I am extremely proud to say that clearly… we are a cut above the rest! It further proves that in just 9 years, we are capable to go from zero to hero and this success would not have been possible without the constant effort, hard work and dedication of my backbone, my team,” said Ho Hoy Sum, the General Manager of One World Hotel.
“However, we will not rest on our laurels, but will continue to work hard and continuously strive to make improvements and deliver the best as well as to ensure that our guests are well accommodated. In order for us to be the best, we deliver only the best! We are definitely looking forward for a much better 2016. I wish to personally thank those who have voted for us and especially to our supporters for their loyal and incredible support throughout the years,” added Ho Hoy Sum.