The Hotelier Awards is a celebration of brilliance – the pinnacle of appreciation of the people bringing life to a hotel.
Asia has experienced explosive growth within the hospitality industry and this is set to continue unabated. Boasting some of the world’s finest, with a vast selection of luxury hotels, amazing resorts and boutique hotels, Asia is at the forefront of international travel.
Maintaining this image requires a precise execution from a team of passionate professionals. It is the employees at the hotel, which make the guest experience remarkable and memorable. A hotel’s brilliance is not just attributed to a luxurious interior; peel back the lavish fixtures and fittings, and a group of people stand before you. It is these individuals who breathe life into a hotel.
The Hotelier Awards is the only accolade in Asia that honours the dedicated professionals of the hotel industry. The annual rendezvous is an overdue recognition bestowed upon those individuals, who are the best in their field. Our mission is not only to recognise the most talented hoteliers but also to inspire the younger generations to pursue a career in hospitality.
The Hotelier Awards started in 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong before moving to the capital city of China in 2015 where the Four Seasons Beijing played host. The third edition and the debut of the ASEAN competition was held at The Parisian Macao in 2016.
In 2017, a third competition for the North Asia market was added to The Hotelier Awards portfolio. We hosted the biggest Hotelier Awards ceremony yet at Studio City, Macao.
For the 2018 edition, we decided to localise the three markets by having two main competitions: The Hotelier Awards Asia and The Hotelier Awards Greater China. The Hotelier Awards Asia focuses on the ASEAN and the North Asia market, which culminated in a Grand Awards Ceremony hosted in Singapore this May.
In 2019, The Hotelier Awards portfolio will expand further to include the “South Asia” region welcoming participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Awards ceremony for the Asia competition will be held in the metropolitan city of Singapore for the second year running.
Open to any property in ASEAN, North and South Asia, these high-calibre entrants will be carefully judged and examined by a panel of experts who, between them, hold a wide plethora of industry specific skills and knowledge. Each judge is hand-selected due to their deep comprehension and appreciation of the complexities involved with managing a successful hotel.
The judge panel consists of representatives from Ecole Hôtelière De Lausanne (EHL), LL – Jones Lang LaSalle, LRA By Deloitte, and Edipresse Media Asia. Applications will be scrutinised, and an unbiased decision will be made based upon each individual’s merit.
"This is the leading hospitality industry awards ceremony in the region, led by a team of consummate professionals who run the whole show in a fun but ultra-efficient way. I am proud to be a part of it, our industry needs more of this."
'This is an incredible event and a new concept that I think we, as a community, need to take even further.'
The event was brilliantly organised; full of passionate people and great energy, definitely a night to remember! It was done on a big scale, yet felt very personal and that - is the magic of hospitality…
‘It is a fantastic platform in the industry to share and celebrate success stories.’
"I was deeply honored to be a recipient of the inaugural Hotelier Awards in 2014. The platform allows us to shine a light on talented hospitality professionals".
‘It was our biggest honour to have this recognition, not only for myself but also for the hotel and the brand.’