KOTA KINABALU: Hotel Grandis has been awarded “Best Family Hotel” for 2017 by Ctrip with a guest score of 4.7 out of 5 and 97 per cent guest recommendation rate.
Ctrip, founded in 1999 with its headquarters in Shanghai, is a leading online travel platform in China, with more than 90 million registered members in addition to 5,000 member hotels available domestically and overseas.
This year, Ctrip invited 12 Malaysian hotel operators to attend their 2nd Ctrip Global Hotel Partners Summit.
Four of these hotel operators were from Sabah, and the others were from Penang, Langkawi, Johor and Kuala Lumpur.
The summit also included a tour of Ctrip headquarters to further understand their operations and administrative process of room reservations.
During the summit, Ctrip released its “2017 One Belt One Road Travel Report” which among others stated that outbound Chinese travellers increased 71 per cent in 2016 compared to the previous year.
And, Chinese travellers to Malaysia went up 129 per cent, followed by Thailand (up 91 per cent), and Singapore (up 47 per cent).
The general manager of Hotel Grandis in Kota Kinabalu, Michael Tan received the award on behalf of Grandis Hotels and Resorts.
“We are thankful to the China travellers who recognised Hotel Grandis as their preferred hotel. We also appreciate our associates for their continuous support in providing distinctive service to our guests,” Tan said.
Source : New Sabah Times