The Hotelier Awards Asia:
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam
The Hotelier Awards South Asia:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Hotel Manager / Resident Manager
Food & Beverage Hotelier
The Unsung Hero
Marketing & Communications Hotelier
Human Resources Hotelier
Front Office Hotelier
Information Technology Hotelier
Wellness & Spa Hotelier
House Keeping Hotelier
* This award is open to applicants in the APAC region.
With a deep understanding of the complexities required in order to become a successful hotelier, the judges will evaluate the 19 different awards across various departments.
Joining ILTM in January 2012, Alison has an extensive global background and over 20 years experience in premium travel and lifestyle. At American Express International, Alison was responsible for leveraging the brand’s global travel network, identifying and creating international travel partners. Based in Asia, Alison also created American Express’ business development unit across the JAPA region. She is passionate about travel and the value of relationships within the luxury travel industry.
After graduating with a MBA in business from ESADE, Barcelona, Michel began his career at Nestlé’s marketing and sales departments in China and Hong Kong. In 2011, he returned home to Switzerland to work for the headquarters of the Edipresse Group, where he rose to the position of Vice President. After several years nurturing the company’s luxury media and digital business, he was tasked to lead the Asian arm of the Edipresse Group, which precipitated a move back to the region. Currently based in Hong Kong, Michel serves as Chairman and CEO of Edipresse Media Asia, where he focuses on strengthening the regional presence of Asia Tatler as well as transforming the business via key digital investments.
Christophe Laurent is the Values Ambassador at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), a leading Swiss university that provides learning solutions for enthusiastic, talented and ambitious students from 119 different countries. Christophe oversees the implementation and respect of the values on campus at EHL. Prior to joining EHL, he held operational and managerial responsibilities in top restaurants and hotels in the UK. In 1991, he was awarded the title of MOGB (Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne) Arts de la Table by the French Academy of Culinary Arts. With his domain of expertise in customer care management and international business etiquette, he travels locally and around the globe to share his experiences with university students and key players in the world of hospitality.
Jenny has over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, with roles in operations and management, including Events Manager, Professional Conference Organiser, Director of Sales and Marketing, Executive Assistant Manager, Hotel Manager and General Manager. Jenny’s current position is with leading real estate company JLL in Corporate Solutions as the Regional Head of Workplace Experience, she is responsible for the strategic development of market-leading hospitality offerings and the delivery of service solutions for global enterprises.
A graduate of Ecôle hôtelière de Lausanne and a certified Sommelier, Christine is a hospitality professional with more than 29 years’ experience, 18 of which have been in Asia. Christine is based in Singapore and is a Senior Operations lead with LRA by Deloitte; a leading global provider of customer experience measurement services for multinational companies with complex customer interactions. She manages a global portfolio of hospitality clients across the region including Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Christine’s interests lie in mentoring aspiring hoteliers and she has contributed columns to Biz Events Asia and is an examiner for the EHL student recruitment interviews.