Dato' Prof. Mandy Chew Siok Cheng, President of Lexis Hotel Group

Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew Siok Cheng is a seasoned and highly accomplished hotelier with a trailblazing career spanning over 30 years in the hospitality industry. Currently serving as the President, Director & Founder of Lexis Hotel Group, she oversees a collection of prestigious hotels and resorts in Malaysia. Her profound knowledge and expertise have propelled the group to establish a strong presence and become a premier niche brand in the industry.

A distinguished graduate from the University of Malaya, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree, majoring in Business Administration. With a strong foundation in business administration, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew became an influential figure within the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO), serving as an honourable auditor (2018-2021) and currently is a committee member for MAHO. 

She also held the position of Director & President of the Group Leisure Division at Metroplex Holdings. During her time at Metroplex, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew oversaw the management of five hotels and resorts, a shopping mall, a timeshare company, a hospitality college and a centralised laundry. Her exceptional leadership skills were also demonstrated through her role as the Director of Inflight Catering for AirAsia's inaugural flight.

Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew’s experience spans across renowned hotel chains, including an impressive 11-year tenure at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, where she honed her expertise in the industry. More recently, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunway International Hotels and Resorts, where she successfully managed 2,786 hotel rooms across Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Additionally, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew held the role of Director at Sunway International Vacation Club and Sunway Healthy Lifestyle, further showcasing her versatile skill set.

Throughout her remarkable journey, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew has received numerous accolades both locally and internationally. Her exceptional contributions have earned her the following prestigious titles and awards:

No Award Organization  Award Title Date
1 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2017 Outstanding Category in Hospitality, Food Services & Tourism Industry 25 August 2017
2 Top 10 of Asia Awards 2017 Malaysia’s Most Admired Hotelier 10 November 2018
3 The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2017 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Special Mention) 16 January 2018
4 CMO Asia Awards 2018 Most Admired CEO of the Year (Excellence in Hotel Industry) 31 July 2018
5 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2018 Outstanding Category in Hospitality, Food Services & Tourism Industry 7 September 2018
Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards Malaysia Awards Series 2018-2020
HAPA Visionary Entrepreneur Award 15 November 2018
7 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards Malaysia Awards Series 2018-2020 HAPA Leadership Personality Award (Most Outstanding) 15 November 2018
8 The BrandLaureate CEO Brandleadership Excellence Awards 2018 Most Admired CEO of the Year 20 December 2018
9 Global Best Employer Brand Awards 2019 Best Corporate Strategy Officer 16 February 2020
10 Business Leader of the Year Awards 2019 by Business Television India (BTVI) Most Admired Hospitality Leader of the Year 16 February 2020
11 6th World Women Leadership Congress & Awards 2019 Women Lifetime Achievement Award (first & only recipient from Malaysia) 17 February 2019
12 Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) International Travel Awards 2019 @ ITB Berlin Best Professional in Hospitality (Asia) 7 March 2019
13 The BrandLaureate SMEs BestBrands Awards 2018-2019 Brand Champion Award 27 March 2019
14 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2019 Seven Stars President of the Year 5 October 2020
15 Top10 Asia Corporate Ball 2019 Personality Of The Year – Asia Icon Entrepreneur (Hotelier) 22 November 2019
16 Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2019 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Par Excellence Achievement) 8 January 2020
17 Darjah Setia Negeri Sembilan Yang Amat Dihormati (Degree), awarded by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus and the Government of Negeri Sembilan Darjah Setia Bakti Negeri Sembilan (D.B.N.S) 7 February 2023
18 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards Malaysia Awards Series 2023-2024 Elite Entrepreneur of the Year for Icon of Hospitality & Tourism 10 May 2023
19 Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) Annual Dinner 2023 MITA Tourism Hero 2023 16 May 2023

Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew takes great pride in the positive impact Lexis Hotel Group has made on the local communities and the tourism industry. The group has provided employment opportunities, benefiting the local workforce and contributing significantly to the tourism sector. The properties within Lexis Hotel Group have attracted more than 3.6 million tourists from 126 countries, generating over RM3.6 billion in tourism receipts.

Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew leadership philosophy revolves around passion, positivity, and teamwork. She instills these values within her team members, fostering a vibrant and enthusiastic work environment. Recognizing the importance of personal growth, she promotes the professional development of younger employees while valuing the dedication and loyalty of long-serving staff.

With a passion for education, she has shared her expertise in hospitality as an Adjunct Professor at Taylor’s University School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, bringing a wealth of knowledge and practical real-world insights to the classroom. Students enrolled in her courses have the privilege of learning from a true industry expert who understands the dynamics of the fast-paced hospitality landscape. 

Beyond her professional endeavours, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew believes in giving back to society, ensuring the welfare of her staff and engaging in regular Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities within the local communities.

As an avid traveler and voracious reader, Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew believes in the power of knowledge and cultural exploration.  She embraces these experiences to continuously develop her creativity and stay ahead in the dynamic world of hospitality.

Dato’ Prof. Mandy Chew unwavering dedication, visionary leadership, and passion for the hospitality industry have propelled her to great heights. With her unparalleled expertise and commitment to excellence, she continues to drive Lexis Hotel Group forward, delivering unparalleled experiences to guests and setting new standards of hospitality in Malaysia and beyond.

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