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Hanley Chew

Founder and Author of Hotel Tales Sdn Bhd

Hanley Chew started his career in a travel agency and later went on to an airline company, providing him with the opportunity to travel vastly and amass invaluable experiences. In addition, the nature of the travel industry gave him a prior glimpse into the world of hoteliers. After a brief venture into a hotel reservation business, Hanley joined the Renaissance and Marriott Hotel Groups. In the ensuing years, his global experience was expanded with postings in Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Myanmar, Vietnam, Shandong and Guangzhou in China. He joined the Sunway Group in year 2000 under its hospitality arm, overseeing the management and expansion of the Sunway, Allson and The Banjaran brands in Southeast Asia, China, India and the Middle East. He was CEO for Sunway International Hotels & Resorts, Sunway International Vacation Club, Sunway Healthy Lifestyle and Sunway Travel. After his stint as the CEO of Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd, the leisure and travel arm of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, he founded Hotel Integrations Sdn Bhd, a hotel consultancy company. He later joined Berjaya Hotels and Resorts, a Malaysian based hotel group with a portfolio of 20 hotels operating in 7 countries as CEO. Hanley has just completed a short stint with Vinpearl Hotels in Vietnam. 

Hanley is also an author of award winning books. His first book, HOTEL TALES was a huge success. The book won first prize in the 2012 The Popular-Star Readers’ Choice Awards. Winning the award motivated him to publish his second edition, MORE HOTEL TALES that won him 2nd placing in the 2014 The Popular-Star Readers’ Choice Awards. His third book, EVEN MORE HOTEL TALES will be launched at the 2nd Hospitality Malaysia Conference 2019.


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