Singapore (1 November 2023): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) awarded Vicky Jian, Project Director at Horwath HTL Singapore, with the Rising Star Award Asia Pacific during the HICAP event on 24 October 2023.
Vicky started her journey in hospitality consulting while in college, interning at Horwath HTL Singapore and Shanghai offices, where she developed a strong passion for the field. After graduating from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 2014, she joined Horwath HTL as a consultant. Since then, Vicky has gained extensive experience conducting market and financial feasibility studies, valuations, renovation/ repositioning studies, large-scale destination master planning, and operator selections through her involvement in more than 70 projects across the Asia Pacific region. In addition, she leads the publication of the Horwath HTL Hotel Industry Survey of Operations and is a frequent contributor to regional hotel market reports.
“Vicky has proven herself time and again as a dedicated, precise, reliable team member who takes full responsibility for her work and leading and coordinating team members on critical projects. She continuously demonstrates her commitment to quality and going beyond expected parameters of projects. She recognizes and acts upon opportunities to develop her capabilities and ways to generate benefits for the company. She’s good about challenging assumptions as a means of ensuring fully conceptualized and considered results. She’s great at creating strong relationships with her colleagues while maintaining their respect when positioned in a leadership role.” commented Robert Hecker, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Horwath HTL.
Added Andrea Belfanti, CEO of ISHC, “ISHC realizes the importance of recognizing the future leaders of the hospitality industry and Vicky is an excellent representation of who the Rising Star Award was meant to embody. I look forward to seeing her continue to grow her career. Congratulations Vicky!”
“It was truly a pleasure to honor Vicky with the 10th Rising Star Award Asia Pacific at HICAP in Singapore. Vicky embodies the passion and relationships required to be a very successful leader in the hotel industry – our future is in exceptional hands,” added Jonathon S. Zink, COO at The BHN Group.
Of her award, Vicky Jian said, “I am truly honored and grateful to be recognized by ISHC and industry leaders. This award inspires and motivates me to keep doing the things I love and loving the things I do.”
ISHC launched the Rising Star Award Asia in 2014 in partnership with HICAP to recognize young, emerging leaders in the Asia hospitality community. Nomination criteria requires an individual be 35 years or younger, currently working and living in Asia and working in the hospitality development and/or investment field. Past Rising Star Award Asia recipients include Calvin Li (2022), Siddhant Jhunjhunwala (2021), Corey Hamabata (2020), Daniel Yip (2019), Kieran Bestall (2018), Peter Harper (2017), Kiichi Mashita (2016), Nihat Ercan (2015) and Christopher Hur (2014).