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Kwek Leng Beng to Receive HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Mr. Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of the Hong Leong Group of Companies in Singapore, will be presented with the HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th annual HICAP being held 14-16 October 2015, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

The HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award honors 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. Mr. Kwek entered the hospitality industry with a single hotel in Singapore in 1971, and has since transformed the group into a global hospitality player. The Hong Leong Group currently owns/operates more than 36,000 rooms in over 150 hotels across 24 countries.

In addition to his role as Executive Chairman at the Hong Leong Group of Companies in Singapore, Mr. Kwek is the Executive Chairman of City Developments Limited, Chairman and Managing Director of Hong Leong Finance Limited, and Chairman of Hong Leong Asia Ltd, City e-Solutions Limited and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.

He currently heads a staff of over 40,000 in property investment and development, hotel ownership and management, financial services, and industrial enterprises across Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

"We are very honored to able to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Kwek," said Jim Burba, president of BHN and co-host of HICAP. "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: 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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