Five years ago The Hotelier Awards was born, with a clear mission to shine a light on the hard-working and dedicated hoteliers in the industry and to inspire the younger generations to pursue a career in hospitality. Five editions later and we have done just that, exceeding all expectations of where the platform would lead us to. Making the decision to divide the competition was one that came naturally once the platform reached a certain capacity. This year we welcomed record numbers in applications yet again and as we celebrate our fifth edition, we are grateful for the tremendous support from both Asia’s hoteliers and hotels, as well as our partners and judges. This month, we look forward to rewarding a further group of the industry’s best during Asia’s Grand Awards ceremony in Singapore, and again in November for our Greater China Awards recognition. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the year.