Guests checking into the Shangri-La Group of hotels in Malaysia will be entitled to the “StaySurance Personal Accident Cover” underwritten by AIG.
They will be covered for any unexpected mishaps even when outside of the hotels, local attractions and activities.
Among the key benefits of StaySurance is the daily hospital cash benefit of up to US100 per day should the insured be hospitalised due to having contracted infectious diseases such as Covid-19 while on holiday.
The seven properties under the Shangri-La Group in Malaysia are the three properties in Penang, namely Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Golden Sands Resort, Jen Hotel Georgetown.
Others are the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu and Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. The PA coverage is effective Sept 22, 2021.
On hand to launch the package was Penang State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy, Yeoh Soon Hin.
Also present was Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort general manager, Elaine Yue and M. Ody, general manager of Jen Hotel Georgetown along with Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, Director of Communications.
“We applaud the Shangri-La Group for their forward thinking PA coverage which will surely put guests in a state of confidence who are on holiday and peace of mind.
“This pioneering move is definitely a good move to complement the gradual recovery of Penang’s tourism industry,” said Yeoh in his speech.
Yeoh also expressed confidence that Penang will achieve the 90% vaccination rate by mid Oct which will in turn help open up interstate travel.
“We are ready and prepared with strict SOPs in all of the tourism sectors in the state to welcome visitors,” he added.