Awards and Accolades

Major Awards and Accolades Given to Datuk Dr Edward Ong 

2015

Honorary Doctor of Letters by Nyack College, New York

2014

Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)

Major Awards and Accolades Given to Sutera Sanctuary Lodges & Sutera Harbour Resort

2016

Agoda Gold Circle Awards Winner

Kinabalu Park

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

2013 – 2015

Hospitality Asia Platinum Award

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

Hapa Best Lifestyle Living Experience

Kinabalu Park

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

Asia Pacific Brands Foundation

Country Branding Award

Kinabalu Park

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

2014

Malaysia’s Best Restaurants 2014 listing by Malaysia Tatler

Ferdinand’s, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Silk Garden, The Pacific Sutera Hotel

2013

Jury’s Award for Best Service Hotel (5-Star Resort) in Malaysia
The Magellan Sutera Resort

18th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2013

Jury’s Award for Best Indian Restaurant in Malaysia

Spice Island, Sutera Harbour Resort

18th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2013

Top 10 Family Resorts 2013 in Malaysia

Sutera Harbour Resort

Holidays with Kids – Readers’s Choice 2013

Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2013-2015 Malaysia Series

Winner:  HAPA Best Lifestyle Living Experience

Kinabalu Park, Sutera Santuary Lodges

Best 5:  HAPA Flavours Of The West (Hotels/Resorts/Independent)

Ferdinand’s at The Magellan Sutera Resort

Best 5:  HAPA Flavours of Asia (Hotels/Resorts)

Spice Island at Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

Best 10:  HAPA Concierge Excellence

The Pacific Sutera Hotel

Best 10:  HAPA Front Office Excellence

The Magellan Sutera Resort

Best 10:  HAPA 5-Star Resort – Exceptional Experience

The Magellan Sutera Resort

Best 10:  HAPA Restaurant of the year – Dining Experience (Hotels/Resorts)

Ferdinand’s at The Magellan Sutera Resort

Best 10:  HAPA Resort of the Year – Best Discovery

The Magellan Sutera Resort

Best Tourism Attractions – Non-Nature/Man-Made

Winner:  North Borneo Railway, Sutera Harbour Resort

Sabah Tourism Awards 2013

Excellence Award for Best Golf Experience

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club

The Best of Malaysia 2013 Travel Awards By Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine

Best  Resort Hotel & Best Golf Resort for Malaysia

Winner: Sutera Harbour Resort

At THE ASIA PACIFIC HOTEL AWARDS 2013-2014

International Hotel Awards 2013

2012

BEST FOR GOLF AND SPA ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA CATEGORY

in the SPA Traveller Awards 2012

Winner:   Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club

Readers Choice

Grace Point Most Hygenic Toilet in Malaysia

Winner:  Grace Point

Tourist Destination Category

1Malaysia National Level Clean Toilet Award 2012 competition

Organised by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in conjunction with World Toilet Day

Malaysia’s Leading Golf Resort 2012

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club

World Travel Awards (WTA)

2011

Malaysia’s Best Restaurant Award 

Winner:  Ferdinand’s, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Malaysia Tatler

HAPA Most Unique F&B Concept Puteri Sutera Sunset Cruise

Winner:  Puteri Sutera, North Borneo Yachting, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011-2013 Regional Series
Best of Malaysia Excellence 2011 Award for Best Resort for Rest & Recreation

Winner: Sutera Harbour Resort

Voted by Expatriate Lifestyle Readers

2010

Malaysia’s Best Restaurants 2010 listing by Malaysia Tatler

Ferdinand’s, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Malaysia Tatler

Best Golf Resort in Asia-Pacific  2010

2nd Runner up: Sutera Harbour Resort

Asian Golf Monthly Awards

HAPA Most Unique F&B Concept Puteri Sutera Sunset Cruise

Winner:  Puteri Sutera, North Borneo Yachting, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2011-2013 Malaysia Series

Top 5: HAPA Best 5 Star Resort

Sutera Harbour Resort

Top 10: HAPA Restaurant of the Year

Ferdinand’s Restaurant, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Top 10: HAPA Best Western Cuisine

Ferdinand’s Restaurant, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Top 10: HAPA Best Asian Cuisine

Spice Island Restaurant, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

Top 10: HAPA Best F&B Personality

Mr. Kenny Chin, Director of F&B for The Magellan Sutera Resort

Top 10: HAPA Best Asian Cuisine Chef

Chef Mohd Jaes Hussain of Spice Island Restaurant, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

Top 5: HAPA Best Western Cuisine Chef

Chef Rudy Casera of Ferdinand’s Restaurants, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Expatriate Lifestyle Best of Malaysia Travel Awards 2010 for

Best Golf Course/Resort Malaysia 2010

Co-Winner:  Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club

Voted by the expatriate Community of Malaysia and Expatriate Lifestyle Readers

Asia’s Leading Golf Resort 2010

Finalist rankings:  Sutera Harbour Resort

World Travel Awards 2010

2009

World Luxury Golf Resort 2009

Finalist rankings:  Sutera Harbour Resort

World Luxury Hotel Awards 2009

Asia’s Leading Golf Resort 2009

Finalist rankings:  Sutera Harbour Resort

World Travel Awards 2009

Excellence Award for Best Golf Course/Resort Malaysia 2009

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club

Voted by readers of Expatriate Lifestyle

TTG Travel Award for Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel 2009

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Resort

Voted by readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTGmice & TTG-BTmice China

The Power Brand Malaysia Award 2009 for Hospitality – Hotel & Resort Industry

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Resort

The Asia Pacific International Brands

2008

TTG Travel Award for Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel 2008

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Resort

Voted by readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTGmice & TTG-BTmice China

The Brand Laureate Awards 2008 (Product Branding – Best Brands in Hotel-Resort)

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Resort

Asia Pacific Brands Foundation

Wotif.com Award 2008

The Pacific Sutera Hotel

Customer’s preferred choice award 2007-2008 Sabah, Kota Kinabalu

Best Golf Resort in Asia Award 2008

Sutera Harbour Resort

Asian Golf Monthly

Malaysia’s Best Restaurants 2008 listing by Malaysia Tatler

Silk Garden (The Pacific Sutera Hotel) & Ferdinand’s (The Magellan Sutera Resort)

 2007

Best Restaurant 2007

Winner:  Ferdinand’s, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Sabah Tourism Award

HAPA Award Best Golf Resort Malaysia 2007

Winner:  Sutera Harbour Resort

Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2007-2008 Malaysia Series

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