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Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, to Receive
Lifetime Achievement Award at Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific

9 September 2009 - Singapore – Horwath HTL and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), co-hosts and organizers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), are pleased to announce that The Honourable Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited will be presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th annual HICAP, scheduled for 14-16 October 2009, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

Sir Michael's family has been involved with The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) since the 1890s, when Eleazar (Elly) Silas Kadoorie bought his first shares in The Hongkong Hotel.  HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries and its jointly controlled entity are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial, and residential properties in key destinations in Asia and the USA. The hotel portfolio of the Group includes: The Peninsula Hong Kong; The Peninsula New York; The Peninsula Chicago; The Peninsula Beverly Hills; The Peninsula Tokyo; The Peninsula Bangkok; The Peninsula Beijing; The Peninsula Manila; The Peninsula Shanghai (opening in late 2009). The property portfolio of the Group includes: The Repulse Bay Complex; The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways; St. John’s Building; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sir Michael is a director of Sir Elly Kadoorie and Sons Limited, a non-executive director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, and holds a number of other directorships and, in addition, acts as a Trustee on a number of leading, local charitable institutions.  Sir Michael was made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2005 (United Kingdom), holds the Gold Bauhinia Star from the Hong Kong SAR, is an Officier de la Legion d’Honneur, a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, and Commandeur de L’Ordre de Leopold II.  He holds an honorary LL.D. from the University of Hong Kong and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from The Imperial College, London.

The HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a leader who has made a considerable difference in the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region and in the world through positive actions and significant contributions. The last recipient of the Award was Stephen F. Bollenbach, Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation in 2007. 

HICAP is Asia’s largest and longest running hotel investment event, making it the most important gathering of hotel developers, investors, lenders, operators, and other industry executives in Asia for information exchange, trend spotting and deal making.   Over 800 delegates are expected at the 20th annual HICAP in October 2009.  Additional information is available at the HICAP website.

About Horwath HTL 
Horwath HTL is the world’s largest hotel industry specialized consulting organization, currently with 50 offices in 30 countries.  Since the set-up of Asia Pacific operations in 1987, Horwath HTL has been involved with over 2,000 projects throughout the region in all phases of the property lifecycle for clients ranging from individually owned businesses to the world’s most prominent hotel companies, developers, lenders, investors and industrial corporations.  Horwath HTL currently operates out of regional offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Sydney, Auckland and Honolulu. 

About BHN
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community.  With more than two decades of experience, over 70 events completed to date, and more than 56,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends.  BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in San Diego; the ALIS Summer Update in Los Angeles; the Central America Tourism & Hotel Investment Exchange (CATHIE); the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE Singapore; HICAP UPDATE Japan in Tokyo; the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Mumbai; and the PATA CEO Challenge in Bangkok.  The BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world. 


Bob Hayes, BHN
Phone: +1.714.540.9300 ext. 104 

Also See: Stephen F. Bollenbach of Hilton Hotels Corporation to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at HICAP / July 2007
P.R.S. Oberoi to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific / August 2005
Sol Kerzner, Founder and Chairman of Kerzner International Will Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific / September 2004



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