HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards now open for nominees

HICAP award winners will be announced in Hong Kong

HICAP award winners will be announced in Hong Kong

Entries for the HICAP 2016 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted.

The awards aim to recognise hotel operators and developers in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices and environmentally and culturally responsible development.

The deadline for Awards submissions is 1st August 2016 and the 27th annual HICAP will be held 19-21 October 2016, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

Burba Hotel Network (BHN), Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organisers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), say, “Through these awards we hope to inspire industry-wide commitment to embracing and proliferating sustainable development as standard practice to help preserve our global and local environments and cultures.”

Submissions will be judged by a specially selected panel of experts including:

  • Robert Day, Senior Vice President, WATG
  • Lyndall DeMarco, Managing Director, Only Sustainability Pty Ltd
  • Harold Goodwin, Professor of Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University & Director, International Centre for Responsible Tourism
  • John Graham, Chief Environmental Specialist, International Finance Corporation
  • Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview

Winners will be notified of their acceptance in September 2016 and the awards will be presented at the closing Awards Luncheon at HICAP on 21 October 2016, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

Instructions for HICAP Sustainable Award entries and the judging criteria may be downloaded from the HICAP website, http://www.hicapconference.com/.

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 for information exchange, trend spotting, and deal making. The 26th annual HICAP held in October 2015 in Hong Kong attracted approximately 800 delegates from around the world.

HICAP 2015 Sustainable Award Winners were:

  • Sustainable Project Design - Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town – China
  • Sustainable Operations - Alta Pension House Davao City, Philippines
  • Sustainable Destinations - Tai O Heritage Hotel, Hong Kong
  • Sustainable Communities - Lemon Tree Hotels Group, India

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