Tuesday, June 25

STAR receives two top awards

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KOTA KINABALU: Peppino and CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu received awards for Best Food Outlet and Best Spa Experience at the 2011 Sabah Tourism Awards Gala Dinner here last Saturday.

The Sabah Tourism Awards celebrates the industry’s achievements and honours outstanding individuals and organisations whose contributions have contributed to the growth of the tourism industry in Sabah.

On a separate note, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu received the runner-up position at the 2011 SPA Traveller Awards for Best International Family Friendly Spa and Best International Spa Resort.

The inaugural SPA Traveller Awards reveals some of the world’s hidden gems along with the best romantic gateways, family friendly destinations and well-being retreats. For six months, readers’ were asked to nominate their favourite spa, treatment, therapist, cuisine and even most breathtaking spa view.

“I cannot begin to explain how amazing this year has been for the resort. We are ecstatic to receive additions to our list of awards, a total of an amazing 16 received from all over the globe.

“It is wonderful to know how our new products and facilities are helping us gain the mileage we need,” said Andrew Steele, general manager of Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in a statement yesterday.