Awards and Accreditation

Total to date: 196

 

2022
1. Main Pool at The Datai Langkawi, Best Hotel Pools in Malaysia (winner), Travel + Leisure Asia’s Best Awards, ASIA
2. Best Beach/Upcountry Resorts in Malaysia (runner up), Travel + Leisure Asia’s Best Awards, ASIA
3. Sustainable Spa of The Year, The Spa at The Datai Langkawi, World Spa & Wellness Awards, UK
4. ASEAN Green Hotel Standard (2022-2024)
5. Best Hotel in Malaysia (Silver), Readers' Choice Awards, DestinAsian magazine
6. Best Architecture/Architect (runner up), Hôtel&Lodge Awards, FR

2021
1. Eco-Spa of the Year, The Spa at The Datai Langkawi (ranked 3rd), Destination Deluxe Awards, HK
2. The Best Resorts in Asia (voted 15th), Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler, US
3. The Datai Estate Villa, Top 100 suites in the world, Elite Traveler, US
4. The Dining Room at The Datai Langkawi, Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, US
5. EarthCheck Silver Certification 2021/2022, EarthCheck, AU
6. Best Honeymoon Hideaway Resort in Malaysia, Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards
7. The Datai Langkawi, Traveller’s Choice Award, TripAdvisor

2020
1. ‘The Datai Langkawi… Forever After’ film, Best Tourism Services film, Tourfilm Riga, International Tourism Film Festival, LV
2. ‘The Datai Langkawi… Forever After’ film, Best Tourism Services film, Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival, JP
3. The Datai Langkawi (listed), Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler, US
4. The Spa, Best Couples Spa Experience, BAZAAR Spa Awards, Harper’s BAZAAR, MY
5. The Ultimate Travel Guide, Harper’s BAZAAR, UK
6. The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World: The Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, US
7. The Dining Room at The Datai Langkawi, Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, US
8. ASEAN Green Hotel Standard (2020-2022)
9. The Datai Langkawi, Traveller’s Choice Award, TripAdvisor
10. The Gulai House, Traveller’s Choice Award, TripAdvisor
11. The Pavilion, Traveller’s Choice Award, TripAdvisor
12. The Gulai House, Best Restaurants, Top 20 Restaurants, T.Dining awards, Malaysia Tatler, MY
13. Forest Bathing, Holistic Treatment of the Year (ranked 2nd), Destination Deluxe Awards, HK
14. ‘The Datai Langkawi… Forever After’ film (ranked 3rd), Tourism Services, World Best Tourism Film Awards, The International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), AT

2019
1. Best Hotel Design of the Year, Destination Deluxe Awards, HK
2. Resort of the Year (ranked 3rd), Destination Deluxe Awards, HK
3. The 100 World’s Greatest Places of 2019, Time magazine, US
4. EarthCheck Silver Certification 2019/2020, EarthCheck, AU
5. Best Family Hotel, The Mr&Mrs Smith Awards, AU
6. The Datai Langkawi (listed), Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler, US
7. The Dining Room at The Datai Langkawi, Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, US
8. Green Hotel certification, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (valid 31 Jul 2019 – 31 Jul 2020), MY
9. The Best New Hotels In The World: The Hot List, Condé Nast Traveler, US
10. Grand Redesigns (runner-up), Big Sleep Awards, National Geographic Traveller, UK
11. Best Honeymoon Beach Resorts (one of nine), Brides Honeymoon Awards
12. Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Malaysia (winner), Traveller’s Choice Award, TripAdvisor
13. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
14. Best Hospitality Newcomer, Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards at ITB Berlin, Connoisseur Circle magazine, DE

2018 - Closed for Renovation

2017
1. The Datai Langkawi (listed), Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler, US
2. Top 25 Hotels - Malaysia (voted 2nd), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
3. Top 25 Hotels for Romance - Malaysia (voted 2nd), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
4. Top 25 Luxury Hotels - Malaysia (voted 2nd), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
5. Top 25 Hotels for Service - Malaysia (voted 3rd), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
6. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
7. The Gulai House, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
8. The Dining Room, Certificate of Excellence Awards, TripAdvisor
9. The Pavilion, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
10. Best Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia (ranked 5th), Readers’ Choice Awards, DestinAsian magazine

2016
1. The Best Hotels in Asia & The Indian Subcontinent (voted 2nd), Reader’s Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. The Top 100 (voted 19th), Reader’s Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. The Gold List (voted 5th), Reader’s Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK (only Malaysian resort listed)
4. The Dining Room, Award of Excellence, Restaurant Awards, Wine Spectator
5. Top 25 Hotels - Malaysia (voted 3rd), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
6. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
7. The Gulai House, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
8. The Dining Room, Certificate of Excellence Awards, TripAdvisor
9. The Pavilion, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
10. Most Outstanding Surabi Traditional Malay Cuisine, Modern Asian Cuisine Restaurant Awards, 2 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals, and 3 Bronze Medals, 16th Battles Of The Chefs, Penang Chef Association, Malaysia
11. Best Beach Resort – Malaysia, Readers’ Choice Awards, Going Places magazine
12. Best Overseas Resort – Gold List (ranked 12th), Luxury Travel
13. Customer Excellence Award, British Airways Holidays (in recognition of consistently high Reevoo score of 9.5 out of 10, as rated by British Airways Holidays customers)

2015
1. Top 10 Hotels in Malaysia (voted 3rd), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
2. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence – Best in Business, TripAdvisor
3. The Gulai House at The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence – Best in Business, TripAdvisor
4. The Pavilion, Certificate of Excellence Awards – Best in Business, TripAdvisor
5. The Dining Room at The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence Awards – Best in Business, TripAdvisor
6. The Gold List (listed), Conde Nast Traveller Middle East (only Malaysian resort listed)
7. The Dining Room at The Datai Langkawi, Award of Excellence, Restaurant Awards, Wine Spectator US
8. The Best Hotels in Asia & The Indian Subcontinent (voted 4th), Reader’s Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
9. The Top 100 (voted 27th), Reader’s Travel Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
10. The Gulai House, Innovative Restaurant – Malay (winner), 19th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/15

2014
1. Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
2. Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
3. Top 20 Hotels for Service in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
4. Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
5. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
6. The Gulai House, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
7. The Pavilion, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
8. The Datai Spa, Best Luxury Destination Spa – Country (finalist), World Luxury Spa Awards
9. Signum Virtutis (Seal of Excellence) – Hotel/Resort (winner), Seven Star Global Luxury Awards (currently known as Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality Awards)
10. Best Companies to Work for in Asia (listed), HR Asia Awards
11. The Datai Spa, Best Spa Experience (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
12. Excellence Award - Best Romantic Stay (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
13. The Gulai House at The Datai Langkawi, Best F&B Outlet (winner), Langkawi Tourism Awards (LITA) 2013-2014
14. Luxury Hideaway Resort – Continent (winner), World Luxury Hotel Awards
15. Best General Manager – Country (winner), World Luxury Hotel Awards (Anthony Sebastian)

2013
1. Enduring Excellence (winner), Tatler Travel Awards, Tatler Malaysia
2. The Datai Spa, Best Balinese Massage (winner), Spa Awards, Malaysian Women’s Weekly Malaysia
3. Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
4. Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
5. Top 20 Hotels for Service in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
6. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
7. The Gulai House, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
8. The Pavilion, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
9. Best Romantic Stay – Excellence Award (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
10. Best Beach Resort – Excellence Award (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
11. The Datai Spa, Spa Awards – Exotic Locale (winner), Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia
12. Best Resort Hotel - Malaysia (winner), International Hotel Awards 
13. HAPA Resort of the Year – Best Discovery (winner), Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series
14. HAPA General Manager of the Year – The Ambassador of Hospitality (winner), Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series (Anthony Sebastian)
15. The Datai Spa, HAPA Indulging Spa of the Year – Tempting Experience for Hotels/Resorts (winner) Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series
16. HAPA 5-Star Resort – Exceptional Experience (winner) Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series
17. HAPA Masterchef (Asian) – Master of Authenticity (winner), Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series (Chef Rihazul Othman of The Gulai House)

2012
1. Top 20 Hotels for Service in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
2. Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
3. Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
4. Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
5. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence Award, TripAdvisor
6. Hot 25 Leisure and Spa Resort in Asia, Best in Travel Poll, SmartTravelAsia.com
7. The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 8th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
8. Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 14th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
9. Best Luxury Island Resort – Global (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award, World Luxury Hotel Awards, Expatriate Lifestyle magazine
10. Landscape Design & Planning Award – Honour Award, Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (Malik Lip & Associates for The Datai Langkawi)
11. Excellence Award in the Best Romantic Stay – The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine

2011
1. The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 10th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 8th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. The Gold List (listed), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. Leisure Hotels & Resorts (voted 7th), Best in Travel Poll, SmartTravelAsia.com
5. The Datai Spa, Hot 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts in Asia (voted 12th), Best in Travel Poll, SmartTravelAsia.com
6. The Datai Langkawi, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
7. The Gulai House, Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
8. Excellence Award - Best Eco-Resort (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine
9. Best Resort Hotel in Malaysia (winner), Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2011-2012, Bloomberg US

2010
1. Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 3rd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. Best Beach Resort (voted winner), 21st Annual TTG Travel Awards
3. The Gold List (listed), Condé Nast Traveler US

2009
1. The Datai Spa, Best Spa in Asia (runner up), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. World’s Top 100 (voted 25th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 4th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. Excellence Award, Best Beach Resort, The Best of Malaysia Award, Expatriate Lifestyle magazine
5. Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
6. The Gulai House, Best Malay Restaurant - Innovative (winner), Malaysia Tourism Awards 2008 – 2009

2008
1. Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 3rd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. The Datai Spa, Spas in Overseas Hotels, (voted 5th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. World’s Top 100 (voted 20th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. Distinguished Commitment to Quality Award for Asia Pacific (winner), The Leading Hotels Of The World
5. Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor

2007
1. Best Leisure Hotel & Resort in Asia (5th place), Best in Travel Poll, SmartTravelAsia.com

2006
1. The Dining Room at The Datai Langkawi, Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator US
2. Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 2nd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. The Datai Spa, World’s Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 2nd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. World’s Top 100 (voted 7th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
5. Commitment to Quality Awards for Asia/Pacific (winner), The Leading Hotels Of The World
6. Top 100 Hotels, Luxury - World, Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
7. Best Luxury Hotel – World, Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor
8. Favourite Hotel in Africa/Asia/Australasia (winner), Elegant Resorts Preferred Partner Awards (as voted by the clients and readers of Elegant Traveller magazine)
9. Best Asian Hotel (runner up), The UltraTravel 100, The Daily Telegraph UK

2005
1. Overseas Leisure Hotel for Asia & the Indian Subcontinent (runner-up), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. The Datai Spa, World’s Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 5th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. The Datai Spa, Best Hotel Spa in Asia (runner-up), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. World’s Top 100 (voted 8th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller
5. Excellence in Hotel Services for 5-Star Resort (winner), Malaysia Tourism Awards
6. Best Beach Resort (voted winner), 16th Annual TTG Travel Awards
7. Best Luxury Hotel in Asia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor

2004
1. The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spa Asia (voted 3rd), Readers Spa Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. The Datai Spa, World’s Top 25 (voted 9th), Readers Spa Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. Overseas Leisure Hotel for Asia (voted 2nd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 4th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
5. Top 10 Hotels (voted 10th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
6. The Zagat List listing, Top International Hotels, Resorts & Spa Survey (Zagat is the world’s leading provider of consumer survey-based dining, travel and leisure information)
7. Malaysia’s Leading Hotel (winner), World Travel Awards
8. Malaysia’s Spa Resort (winner), World Travel Awards

2003
1. The Datai Beach, World’s Best Beaches (ranked 7th), Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel (January 2003)
2. The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spas (voted 1st), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. Overseas Leisure Hotels Asia (voted 2nd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. Quality Assurance Award, Best Hotel in Asia/Pacific (winner), The Leading Hotels Of The World
5. Quality Assurance Award, Highest Scoring Hotel Overall 2003 (winner), The Leading Hotels Of The World
6. The Datai Spa, World’s Best Spa, Outstanding Service (winner), Travel Magazine Awards, The Sunday Times, UK
7. Excellence in Hotel Services for 5-star Resort (winner), Malaysia Tourism Awards 

2002
1. Asia Leisure Hotels (ranked 4th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
2. Overseas Hotel Spa (ranked 2nd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. Island Hideaways of the Year (listed), Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report (Volume XXIV, Number 7)

2001
1. Hotel of the Year (runner up), Tatler’s Travel Guide
2. Excellence in Service (5-Star), Tourism Malaysia’s Awards
3. Overseas Leisure Hotel (voted 1st), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. The World's Top 100 (voted 1st), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
5. The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spas (voted 3rd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
6. Aga Khan Award for Architecture (winner), awarded to Kerry Hill
7. Aga Khan Award for Interior Design (winner), awarded to Didier Lefort

2000
1. Best of the Best Award (winner), Tatler's Travel Guide
2. The Datai Spa, Best Overseas Hotel Spa (ranked 2nd), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
3. Best Overseas Leisure Hotel (ranked 5th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. World's Top 100 (ranked 14th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK

1999
1. Best Hotel Worldwide (ranked 6th), Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence
2. Best Beach Resort Worldwide (ranked 4th), Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence
3. Best Overseas Leisure Hotel (ranked 5th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
4. World's Top 100 (9th place), Conde Nast Traveller Awards

1998
1. Super Star Award (winner), 1997 – 1998 Reed Travel Service
2. Best Hotel Worldwide (ranked 9th), Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence
3. Best Beach Resort Worldwide (ranked 3rd), Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence
4. Best Overseas Leisure Hotels (ranked 9th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK
5. World's Top 100 (voted 18th), Reader’s Awards, Conde Nast Traveller UK

1995
1. Grand Award (winner), Hideaway Report, December edition - Vol XVII, No 7