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Holidays with Kids Awards 2016

Holidays with Kids Awards 2016

Penang, Malaysia, 1 October 2016 – Golden Sands Resort, Penang by Shangri-La and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang have been recognised as two of the “Top 10 Best Resorts for Families 2016” by readers of Holidays with Kids, Australia’s leading family travel magazine.
The Top 10 Awards are based on the results of a year-long poll conducted by Holidays with Kids, asking families their favourite accommodation choices.  This is Golden Sands Resort, Penang’s third Top 10 Award and the first for Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang.
“Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa continually prove to be a popular resort for young families,” said Ms Elaine Yue, Golden Sands Resort, Penang by Shangri-La’s general manager.  “My heartfelt gratitude and congratulations goes out to all my colleagues at both resorts.  It is an honour to be voted by our happy family guests for an award by such an influential Australian family magazine.  For Golden Sands Resort especially, the award is timely as the resort has just completed another exciting facility, the Splash Pad, for children who want more fun-packed adventure under the sun beside our indoor 10,300-square-metre Adventure Zone.”
The Splash Pad area includes two water slides, a landing pool and a splash pad with tipping water buckets, water cannons, a butterfly and turtle sprayer, a rainbow sprayer and a floor water jet to guarantee endless fun for young guests.
“Having been recognised by Holiday with Kids once again, we will continue to position Golden Sands Resort as a top and preferred holiday destination in Penang,” Ms Yue said.
Both resorts were judged for outstanding customer service, facilities that are a cut above the rest, the high standard of accommodation and a range of kid-friendly activities and benefits, such as “kids eat, stay and play for free” offers.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman
Director of Communications


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Golden Sands Resort, Penang Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia


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