KUALA LUMPUR, October 25, 2017–Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) announcedthe appointment of three new members of its Board of Directors.
Joining the full slate of Board members for the term 2017 –2019 are Dato’ Megat Shahrul Azman Abas,Director of Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Noorazuddin Omar, General Manager of Sama-Sama Hotel, and Michael Quay, Hotel Manager of Casa del Rio, Melaka.
With the three new members, the Board is now comprised of 22 leaders of high regards in the industry and of diverse background, with over a century of accumulatedindustry expertise.
“We have a strong leadership foundation in place and we could not be more pleased with these appointments. Each of these individuals’ professional backgrounds and passionate commitment will bring insightful perspectives to our Board.We believe,with their expertise and experience, will be beneficial to the industry,” said Yap Lip Seng, MAH Chief Executive Officer.
Founded in 1974, Malaysian Association of Hotels is the umbrella body for hotels in Malaysia and initially established by a group of concerned and dedicated hoteliers to bring about a more dynamic hospitality industry aimed at building a workforce of highly skilled, innovative and disciplined individuals. Since its inception, MAH has constantly enhanced the hotel and tourism industry by integrating member hotels throughout Malaysia.
To date, MAH has over 900 members under 13 chapters and partnerships with both the private sectors and Government agencies. Officially recognised as thenational hotel association, MAH is committed to the exacting standards of service quality acknowledged by Malaysia and beyond.
MAH has been holding events to benefit members of the industry. This year, MAH had successfully organised three signature events; the entertainment-packed 18th Charity Jam Session, Green Hotel Seminars in Melaka and Ipoh, and recently concluded Culinaire Malaysia 2017, the crème de la crème of the region battle of the chefs.
The association is pleased to share a host of exciting events in the coming year such as the very anticipated MAH Charity Golf Tournament,not forgetting its flagship events MAH Gala Dinner and Hotel Employee Awards, the 19th Charity Jam Session, Green Hotel Seminars, Charity Treasure Hunt and some new and no less exciting events namely the Bartender & Bar Awards as well as Hotel Management Grand Prix in conjunction with the Hotel Employee Awards.
The Association pledges to continue to be the credible voice of the hotel industry working to promote, protect, represent and advance in the interest of its members
Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) is the umbrella body for hotels in Malaysia formed in 1974 and initially established by a group of concerned and dedicated hoteliers to bring about a more dynamic hospitality industry aimed at building a workforce of highly skilled, innovative and disciplined individuals. Its long-term goal was to enhance the efficiency of the hospitality industry, thus, bringing about a more dynamic Malaysian hospitality industry. MAH, as the official national network for the hotel industry, represents more than 900 hotels throughout Malaysia supplying a total of 155,287 rooms which is about 65% of the total number of hotel rooms available as guest accommodation in this country. With 13 chapters across the nation, MAH acts as a voice of the industry, working as one body to promote, protect, represent and advance the interests of its members.
MAHTEC Sdn Bhd commenced its fiscal year in 1998 to profile MAH as a human resource development provider and to upgrade the skills and knowledge of staff-in-service in the industry. MAHTEC is the training arm of the Association specializing in developing quality human resources in the hospitality industry. Highly specialized in the areas of Hospitality Skills Training and Managerial Development Training, all programs are facilitated by experienced and qualified Trainers through workshops and practical session.