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PolyU Opens Expanded Samsung Digital Lab for Hospitality Technology

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has opened the expanded Samsung Digital Lab for Hospitality Technology, and the new premises for its School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) in the former site of its staff quarters in Tsimshatsui East, Hong Kong.

Equipped with advanced computing facilities and specialized software for the industry, the expanded Samsung Digital Lab for Hospitality Technology is one of the major facilities in the new SHTM premises. 

Built around the sponsorship from Samsung Electronics, the Digital Lab is home to a wide range of computing and audio-visual equipment, including 67 sets of 15.6” wide screen notebooks, 40” Full HD LCD iDTVs, 4-in-1 colour multi-functional laser printers, projectors and blu-ray players. All computers are installed with advanced software products that facilitate teaching of subjects including lodging management, revenue management, financial management, convention and events management, E-business, hospitality technology management and data analysis for the industry. 

“The hospitality and tourism sector is a major pillar of Hong Kong’s economy. As the leading provider of hospitality and tourism education in the Asia Pacific region, SHTM has been instrumental in nurturing young professionals much sought after by the industry,” said Mr Alex Chung, Chief Operating Officer of Samsung Electronics Hong Kong. “Sharing a common vision to advancing educational development, Samsung has been working closely with PolyU in establishing and expanding the Samsung Digital Lab for Hospitality Technology for the good of students. We believe that the Lab will bring long-term benefits to students by providing them with the opportunity to learn and apply the latest information technology in the industry setting. We are also privileged to be able to inject creativity into hospitality and tourism education.”

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