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Miri Marriott Resort & Spa Awarded Best Family & Recreational Resort in Southeast Asia

Marcel Hinderer receiving the award from Jenny Eu, Vice President-Sales from Woleco Hotel Supplies Pte Ltd as one of the main sponsors for HAPA 2011-2013 Regional Series

Miri – February 15, 2012 –The Miri Marriott Resort & Spa once again etched its name amongst the crème de la crème of the Southeast Asian hospitality industry from the highly-acclaimed Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011-2013 Regional Series at the award presentation held inSingapore recently.

HAPA 2011-2013 Regional Series “Gold HAPA Signature Family & Recreational Resort”

After a six-month judging process, a record-breaking 167 nominees garnered for the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011-2013 Regional Series – 62 from Malaysia, 48 from Singapore, 25 from Indonesia, 24 from Thailand with the remainder from Vietnam and the Philippines.

The HAPA Awards was organized and managed by the World Asia Publishing (WAP) to honor deserving individuals and establishments for their outstanding contribution in making the difference in the hospitality industry in Southeast Asia.

Following the success by Miri Marriott Resort & Spa in the HAPA 2010–2012 Malaysia Series, the resort was selected by World Asia Publishing to represent Malaysia in the HAPA 2011-2013 Regional Series competing with hotels and resorts from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia. Miri Marriott Resort & Spa proudly walked away with the “GOLD HAPA SIGNATURE FAMILY & RECREATIONAL RESORT” award in the Establishment category. Present to receive the award was the resort’s General Manager, Marcel Hinderer at the 2-night Awards Presentation cum Gala Charity Dinners held at CapellaSingaporeand Mandarin Orchard attended by over 600 hospitality industry players and nominees.

“We are really honored to receive this recognition and to enjoy the distinction among the best in the region, one that family travelers can always have confidence in” says Hinderer. “The recognition is also a significant achievement for Sarawak as it gives a tremendous sense of pride that Sarawak’s resort and hotel is on par with those in the region, we look forward to scaling greater heights by constantly enhancing our product and service quality”, Marcel added.

The Miri Marriott Resort & Spa has been a multiple winner of the earlier editions of the HAPA Regional andMalaysiaseries. HAPA is the only award program inAsiathat presents each participating property with a report card containing property’s scores so that the management teams are able to benchmark their achievement or set KPI target. It is also an audit system carried during the judging period by industry experts and corporate individuals who physically visit the property for on-site inspections or stay at the property for a first hand experience and conduct interviews regardless of the location of the property.

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                           Miri Marriott Resort & Spa
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