Our mission at The Hotelier Awards is to inspire the younger generation to join the fantastic industry that is hospitality.
In 2017, we launched the Rising Star Award to support this mission. A separate esteemed judging panel was created to hand select individuals that shone. We partnered with the top Universities across Asia to get access to the best talents and this year’s winner was Benita Nathania Bunawan.
Benita is a student at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University, in Suzhou. She is a bright young girl that is full of energy and passion for the hotel industry. After graduating, she made the brave decision to leave Indonesia and pursue her education in hospitality in China, where she has exemplified maturity beyond her years as well as excelling academically. Benita now has the unique chance to undertake an internship of her choice in one of the top five-star hotels worldwide.