Thursday 3 July 2008

The Sarojin Thailand Wins Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2008

The Sarojin has firmly established itself as a premier luxury resort and is delighted to announce that it has won Asia's Leading Boutique Hotel award, for the third consecutive year at the World Travel Awards 2008 – the Oscars of the travel industry. The Awards were announced on 19th June at a gala ceremony in Shanghai leading commentators to refer to the awards this year as the 'Olympics' of the global industry, spotlighting the 'best of the best' in travel.

To celebrate, The Sarojin has created a special package in which guests who stay for at least two nights in any guest residence (Garden Residence, Pool Residence or Sarojin Suite) enjoy as many nights again free. (eg. stay three nights, receive three nights free, stay ten nights, receive ten nights free)

Guests who stay six nights in a Sarojin Suite (paying only three nights) will receive:

• one elephant trek "just for 2" and one 60 minutes spa massage per person
• OR
• one 4 hour "natures midday haven" spa experience per person. including: body scrub, body wrap, facial and hair nourishment treatment, aromatic bath, body massage, spa cuisine lunch,

Both offers valid 20 June 2008 – 31 October 2008 and can be booked through or email

A total of 800 nominated companies and organisations were holding their breath to see if they had captured one of the coveted awards, bringing the recipients worldwide recognition as supreme centre's of excellence.

The Asian awards covered Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Palau, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Some of the global travel industry's most influential figures came out in force for the star-studded gala event. Miss World, Chinese Zi Lin Zhang, was the Guest of Honour, presenting the key Asian awards, TV presenter Varun Sharma from BBC World was the host for the evening.

Andrew Kemp, Owner and Executive Director, summarized what the award and retaining it meant to The Sarojin and its staff; "All the team at The Sarojin is extremely honoured and proud to have won this global award for an unprecedented third consecutive year. To know that The Sarojin team has continued to significantly innovate and improve on such high standards is a wonderful acknowledgement of the staff's hard work and truly exceptional spirit. We are deeply proud."

A complete winners list for the World Travel Awards Asian Ceremony 2008 is available by logging on to

About the World Travel Awards:
The prestigious World Travel Awards, now in its 15th year and widely known as the Oscars of the travel industry, is voted for by 165,000 travel professionals worldwide. It acknowledges and celebrates those organisations that have made the greatest contribution to the global tourism and travel trade and it also recognises those who are driving the industry to greater heights and innovation. The event is the most comprehensive, the biggest and the most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry and was attended by the industry's most influential figures and attracted media from all over the world.

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