Hilton Hotels Take Top Honors At Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Appreciation Awards

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June 10, 2008

KUCHING, Malaysia -  The recent Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Appreciation Awards 2008 saw Hilton winning three awards with Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort receiving the Outstanding Contribution to the Tourism Industry (Accommodation) for Best Mid-range Hotel award and Hilton Kuching's food & beverage outlets The Steakhouse and Toh Yuen winning Outstanding Contribution to the Tourism Industry (Sarawak Culinary Delights) for Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Halal Restaurant respectively. The Steakhouse and Toh Yuen were also recipients of the same awards in the Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Appreciation Awards for the same categories in 2007.

Set on the edge of spectacular rainforest, the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is Hilton's only jungle property. A four to five hour-long drive from Kuching along the Pan-Borneo Highway followed by a 15-minute boat ride on the Batang Ai lake, the hotel offers a variety of unique activities and excursions for holiday-makers, from nature walks and jungle treks, to waterfall excursions, visits to authentic Iban longhouses and rapid shooting on the longboat river safari among others.

Hilton Kuching's The Steakhouse is an exceptional fine dining restaurant boasting of an innovative menu and an extensive wine list. Listed in the Malaysian Tatler's "Malaysia's Best Restaurants" for 14 consecutive years, The Steakhouse is known for its inimitable service, while its soft lighting, modern furnishings and fantastic views of the Waterfront Promenade, The Steakhouse is truly a restaurant like no other.

At Toh Yuen, subtle red and gold decor flavours Kuching's favourite halal Chinese restaurant. Specialising in authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, the service here is warm and inconspicuous but attentive, while large windows offer fantastic views of the waterfront esplanade.

Hotel general manager Peter Simson said that he was thrilled with the awards, adding "this accolade truly belongs to our dedicated team members whose hard work and tireless commitment contributed towards consistently providing the signature Hilton experience for our guests".

Organised by the Sarawak Tourism Federation, the annual event aims to continuously recognise and pay tribute to professionals and establishments in the State's hospitality industry. Guest of honour was Sarawak's Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Taib Mahmud.

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