Planning a HK$500 million Teaching Hotel, Conference Facilities, Teaching
Restaurants, Research Centres and Classrooms
Prof. Poon said: “We believe that having dedicated premises for SHTM is in line with the practice of top hotel and tourism schools in the world. The School is widely recognized as a leader in the region and was recently ranked number four in the world in terms of hotel & tourism research. But the challenge for Hong Kong ahead is huge and we are determined to do even better. The planned teaching hotel complex will give the visibility of a world-class institution which SHTM deserves.
“It will help enhance work-integrated education and research in hospitality management and help us attract high quality students and the best teaching staff from around the world. Having a teaching hotel near our conveniently-located campus will also facilitate partnership with industry and educational institutions in the Chinese mainland.”
Prof. Kaye Chon, Chair Professor and Head of the School, said the new facility will be a great boost to the School’s long-term development. “Apart from the advantage of having various teaching and research facilities, offices, conference facilities and teaching hotel and restaurants under one roof in an excellent location, we look forward to having new research laboratories to experiment with such areas as design, infrastructure and services in a hotel including, for example, hotel room design, wiring and ducting, room service, business centre service, etc.”
“On top of the training offered in the premises, we will continue to arrange placements with hotels at home and abroad to ensure the broad exposure of our students.” Prof. Chon added.
Estimated to incur a total redevelopment cost of about HK$500 million, the premises for the School are expected to be ready for occupation at the start of the 2008/09 academic year, and the teaching hotel and staff residence at a later stage.
SHTM is well known as the pioneer of hotel and tourism education in Hong Kong. Since 1979, more than 10,000 students have graduated from the School. Its recent achievements include:
Prof. Kaye Chon
|Also See:||Hong Kong PolyU signs pact with World Tourism Organization / August 2005|
|Founders Award Pays Tribute to Prof. Kaye Chon, Head of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management / April 2005|
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University Partners with a Hotel Company in China to Launch an In-house Master’s Degree Program / May 2005|
|Hong Kong PolyU signs pact with Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission / January 2005|