HONG KONG, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hotel ICON was among the honourees at the United Nation's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism 2013.
Hotel ICON was one of the four finalists in contention for the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises. Marking a competition first, Hotel ICON is the only hotel in Asia to receive this honour. Hotel ICON was also the sole candidate from Greater China this year and the only hotel nominated. The 13 finalists comprised mainly non-governmental organisations involved in conservation, and government-sponsored initiatives.
Located in the Tsim Sha Tsui tourism district, Hotel ICON aims to become the global centre of excellence in education and research in hospitality and tourism. Providing interactive learning environments, the property serves as a resource centre, offering hoteliers, students and members of the public invaluable industry knowledge.
The UNWTO Awards are conferred every year by the UNWTO and the UNWTO Knowledge Network to highlight innovation and application of Knowledge in Tourism.
At the UNWTO Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Hotel ICON was named second runner-up in its category. "Hotel ICON is an important facility in training the next generation of hoteliers," said Richard Hatter, General Manager of Hotel ICON. "It is hoped that the 2,000 students educated here annually will go on to benefit Hong Kong's hotel industry."
About Hotel ICON
Hotel ICON is an upscale Hong Kong hotel in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui East. Aside from showcasing work from the city's celebrated designers and acclaimed architects, Hotel ICON provides a "learning environment" on which the aspirations of future hoteliers come to life as part of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an extension of its
Hotel ICON's 262 stylish guestrooms offer the ultimate in comfort. This premier hotel was ranked in the Top 25 Hotels in China and Top 25 Hotels for Service in China in the 2012 and 2013 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards.
About the UNWTO Awards
Created by the World Tourism Organisation, the annual awards highlight innovation and knowledge in tourism. The awards are in line with the policies, priorities and programme of the United Nations. The awards finalists represent some of the best examples of tourism leadership.
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