Larry M.K. Tchou, Senior Advisor – Greater China for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts,
is to receive a HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award will be presented to Mr Tchou at the 28th annual
Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) at the InterContinental Hong Kong
from 18 to 20 October
The HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award was created
to honor exceptional
individuals who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and contributions to expanding, enhancing and
advancing the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region and the world.
As one of the first employees of Hyatt in Asia, Mr.
Tchou was instrumental in introducing Hyatt into mainland China
over 27 years ago, and has played an irreplaceable role in
establishing Hyatt’s stronghold in the region.
Since joining Hyatt
in 1970, Mr. Tchou has worked his way up from being Rooms Division
Manager, Executive Assistant Manager, Hotel Manager to General
Manager at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, to regional positions as Area
Vice President, and Senior Vice President & Managing Director –
Asia Pacific. Mr. Tchou currently serves as Senior Advisor –
Greater China, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
With more than 40
years’ tenure with Hyatt, Mr. Tchou has gained great respect and
recognition throughout the company and the industry. In
recognition of his dedication and contribution, he was bestowed a
Lifetime Achievement Award by the China Hotel Investment Summit
Advisory Board in April 2006, conferred Honorary Fellowship by the
Vocational Training Council in November 2008, Honorary Fellow of
the Chinese University of Hong Kong in May 2011 and China Hotel
Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by China Hotel Starlight
Awards in March 2015.
Mr. Tchou is also an advocate for education
in hospitality and tourism. He currently chairs various hotel and
tourism boards at different educational institutions and is a
member of numerous hospitality councils and committees.
are very honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr.
Tchou” said Jim Burba, co-founder of BHN. “His significant
business accomplishments have positively influenced the growth of
tourism throughout Asia and indeed the world.”
Adding to its special nature, the award is not given out every
year and prior recipients of the HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award
include: 2016, William Heinecke, Founder & Chairman, Minor Group,
2015, Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman, Hong Leong Group of
Companies, 2011, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson; 2009,
The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman, The Hongkong &
Shanghai Hotels, Limited; 2007, Stephen F. Bollenbach, Co-Chairman
& Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation; 2006, Kurt
J. Wachtveitl, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok,
Thailand; 2005, P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman & CEO, Oberoi Hotels &
Resorts; and 2003, Paul Dubrule, Co-Chairman and Founder, Accor.
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