October 11, 2012- Shanghai – The 5th Asia Hotel Awards, which is held concurrently with the International Hotel Investment Summit and jointly organized by the Asia Hotel Forum and Phoenix PHC, recently commenced in Shanghai. Leading serviced apartment operator Shama was awarded “Best Serviced Apartment Operator of Asia” at the event, following an increasingly stringent selection process.
The annual Asia Hotel Forum’s International Hotel Investment Summit is a comprehensive platform for constructive exchanges on the latest hospitality industry trends for hoteliers, property developers and investors. The annual Asia Hotel Awards held at the summit is widely recognized by the industry as a prestigious recognition within the global hotel investment sector. Every year the award attracts entries from top property developers, hotel management teams and service providers.
Operating under the ONYX Hospitality Group, Shama was selected as the recipient of the “Best Serviced Apartment Operator of Asia” award based on the unanimous recognition among the judge panel of the brand’s overall brand equity, return on investment value, and satisfactory relationships with its property owners.
“In terms of the investment value of our properties and relationships with our owners, Shama has always been proud of its achievements. This award is a recognition of Shama’s achievements within the industry and among property investors, which brings us much delight and encouragement. Shama remains proactive in cultivating growth in the Chinese mainland market, and is committed to creating more value for our investors,” said Mr. Tommy Lai, Vice President, Development, for ONYX North Asia office.
In addition to the great honour from the Asia Hotel Awards, two of Shama properties in Shanghai have also won important accolades from the Best Home of Shanghai awards, with Shama Century Park named “Best Park View” and Shama Luxe at Xintiandi chosen for “Best Interior Decoration” of Best Home 2012. Best Home is an annual award platform for serviced apartments and villas in shanghai, hosted by the city’s leading English magazine City Weekend. Award winners are chosen for merits with regards to quality of service, location and overall design of property and facilities, by selection panels comprising professional editors, management and HR personnel, as well as property agents. The results of online polls are also incorporated into the final selection process.
Shama remains dedicated to creating aspirational lifestyles and personalized living experiences. Apart from offering the highest quality of service, Shama continues to maintain the highest standards with respect to site selection and property design.
For more information on Shama, please visit http://www.shama.com/
Photo caption: Mr. Tommy Lai, Vice President, Development for ONYX North Asia office, receives the AHF’s prestigious “Best Serviced Apartment Operator of Asia” award on behalf of Shama
Shama is ONYX’s luxury serviced apartment provider that epitomises comfort, style and luxury. Shama was established in 2001. The brand operates two tiers of serviced apartments, consisting of Shama and a premiere tier called Shama Luxe. It currently operates 12 properties in prime commercial and residential districts in gateway cities including Bangkok, Dalian, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Visit www.shama.com
ONYX Hospitality Group operates four diverse yet complementary hotel brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO - each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers. The Thailand-based hotel management company also manages a portfolio of independently owned or franchised properties throughout Thailand (www.oamhotels.com). ONYX reaches beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions. Visit www.onyx-hospitality.com