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Awards and Accolades

2017

Top 25 Hotels - Malaysia (voted 2nd), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017, TripAdvisor
Top 25 Hotels For Romance - Malaysia (voted 2nd), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017, TripAdvisor
Top 25 Luxury Hotels - Malaysia (voted 2nd), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017, TripAdvisor
Top 25 Hotels For Service - Malaysia (voted 3rd), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017, TripAdvisor
Best Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia (ranked 5th), Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, DestinAsian magazine

2016

The Best Hotels in Asia & The Indian Subcontinent (voted 2nd), Reader’s Travel Awards 2016, Conde Nast Traveller UK
The Top 100 (voted 19th), Reader’s Travel Awards 2016, Conde Nast Traveller UK
The Gold List (voted 5th), Reader’s Travel Awards 2016, Conde Nast Traveller UK (only Malaysian resort listed)
The Dining Room, Award of Excellence, Restaurant Awards 2016, Wine Spectator
Top 25 Hotels - Malaysia (voted 3rd), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016, TripAdvisor
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 2016, Penang Chef Association, Malaysia
Best Beach Resort – Malaysia, Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, Going Places magazine
Best Overseas Resort – Gold List 2016 (ranked 12th), Luxury Travel
Customer Excellence Award 2016, British Airways Holidays (in recognition of consistently high Reevoo score of 9.5 out of 10, as rated by British Airways Holidays customers)

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

2014
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014, TripAdvisor
Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014, TripAdvisor
Top 20 Hotels for Service in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014, TripAdvisor
Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014, TripAdvisor
The Datai Spa, Best Luxury Destination Spa – Country (finalist), World Luxury Spa Awards 2014
Signum Virtutis (Seal of Excellence) – Hotel/Resort (winner), Seven Star Global Luxury Awards 2014
Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2014 (listed), HR Asia Awards
The Datai Spa, Best Spa Experience (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award 2014, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
Excellence Award - Best Romantic Stay (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award 2014, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
The Gulai House, Best F&B Outlet (winner), Langkawi Tourism Awards (LITA) 2013-2014
Luxury Hideaway Resort – Continent (winner), World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014
Best General Manager – Country (winner), World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014 (Anthony Sebastian)

2013
Enduring Excellence (winner), Tatler Travel Awards 2013, Tatler Malaysia
The Datai Spa, Best Balinese Massage (winner), Spa Awards 2013, Malaysian Women’s Weekly Malaysia
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013, TripAdvisor
Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013, TripAdvisor
Top 20 Hotels for Service in Malaysia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012, TripAdvisor
Best Romantic Stay – Excellence Award (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award 2013, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
Best Beach Resort – Excellence Award (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award 2013, Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia magazine
The Datai Spa, Spa Awards 2013 – Exotic Locale (winner), Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia
Best Resort Hotel - Malaysia (winner), International Hotel Awards 2013
HAPA Resort of the Year – Best Discovery (winner), Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series
HAPA General Manager of the Year – The Ambassador of Hospitality (winner), Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series (Anthony Sebastian)
The Datai Spa, HAPA Indulging Spa of the Year – Tempting Experience for Hotels/Resorts (winner) Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series
HAPA 5-Star Resort – Exceptional Experience (winner) Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series
HAPA Masterchef (Asian) – Master of Authenticity (winner), Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 - Malaysian Series (Chef Rihazul Othman of The Gulai House)

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

2011
The Datai Spa, Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 10th), Reader’s Awards 2011, Conde Nast Traveller UK
Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 8th), Reader’s Awards 2011, Conde Nast Traveller UK
The Gold List (listed), Reader’s Awards 2011, Conde Nast Traveller UK
Leisure Hotels & Resorts (voted 7th), Best in Travel Poll 2011, SmartTravelAsia.com
The Datai Spa, Hot 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts in Asia (voted 12th), Best in Travel Poll 2011, SmartTravelAsia.com

Excellence Award - Best Eco-Resort (winner), The Best of Malaysia Award 2011, Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine
Best Resort Hotel in Malaysia (winner), Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2011-2012, Bloomberg

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

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

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

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

2006
The Dining Room, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2006 (for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world)
Overseas Leisure Hotel - Asia & the India Subcontinent (voted 2nd), Reader’s Awards 2006, Conde Nast Traveller UK
The Datai Spa, World’s Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 2nd), Reader’s Awards 2005, Conde Nast Traveller UK
World’s Top 100 (voted 7th), Reader’s Awards 2005, Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
Commitment to Quality Awards for Asia/Pacific 2006 (winner), The Leading Hotels Of The World
Top 100 Hotels, Luxury - World, Travellers’ Choice Awards 2006, TripAdvisor
Best Luxury Hotel – World, Travellers’ Choice Awards 2006, TripAdvisor
Favourite Hotel in Africa/Asia/Australasia (winner), Elegant Resorts Preferred Partner Awards 2006 (as voted by the clients and readers of Elegant Traveller magazine)
Best Asian Hotel (runner up), The UltraTravel 100, The Daily Telegraph UK

2005
Overseas Leisure Hotel for Asia & the Indian Subcontinent (runner-up), Reader’s Awards 2005, Conde Nast Traveller UK
The Datai Spa, World’s Overseas Hotel Spa (voted 5th), Reader’s Awards 2005, Conde Nast Traveller UK
The Datai Spa, Best Hotel Spa in Asia (runner-up), Reader’s Awards 2005, Conde Nast Traveller UK
World’s Top 100 (voted 8th), Reader’s Awards 2005, Conde Nast Traveller
Excellence in Hotel Services for 5-Star Resort (winner), Malaysia Tourism Awards 2004
Best Beach Resort (voted winner), 16th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2005
Best Luxury Hotel in Asia (winner), Travellers’ Choice Awards 2005, TripAdvisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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