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Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Sonu Shivdasani to Receive HICAP Innovation Award

Sonu Shivdasani, the Guardian of the Culture (CEO & Joint Creative Director) for Soneva, is to receive the HICAP Innovation Award.

Sonu Shivdasani was born and studied largely in England, with some periods of his education being in Nigeria and Switzerland. He is an alumnus of Eton College and a graduate of Oxford University, where he received a MA in English Literature.

Sonu Shivdasani. Picture by Eva Shivdasani . Click to enlarge.

Together with his wife Eva, he founded Soneva Fushi in 1995 in Maldives, pioneering the trend for back to nature luxury holidays.

The Shivdasanis also established the Soneva Foundation, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting the development and operation of projects and campaigns that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact.

The HICAP Innovation Award was created to recognize and celebrate an individual or company who has created innovative products, services, ideas, or processes that have enhanced, expanded, or advanced the hospitality and tourism industries in the region and beyond.

Adding to its special nature, the HICAP Innovation Award is not given out every year. Prior recipients of the HICAP Innovation Award include: Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad; James B. Sherwood, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Orient Express Hotels Ltd; Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp; The Founders of WATG - Jerry Allison, Don Goo & Greg Tong; the Founders of Regent International - Robert Burns, George Rafael, and Adrian Zecha; Sol Kerzner, Founder and Chairman, Kerzner International; and Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings.

Mr. Shivdasani will be presented with the award at the 30th annual HICAP scheduled to take place at the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong 23-25 October 2019.

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