We are pleased to announce that Ms. Cindy Zhang, Director of Communications at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, was awarded “Sales & Marketing Hotelier of the Year for Greater China” at The annual BMW Hotelier Awards held on December 14th at Studio City Macau. On this night, 400 hoteliers and industry professionals gathered for the fourth edition in the grand ballroom to await the announcement of this year’s award winners. Cindy joined Grand Kempinski in 2015 after being in the media industry for 8 years. She took the leap into the hospitality industry and has since taken the lead in refreshing and upgrading Kempinski’s reputation in the luxury hotel sphere.
Now in its fourth year, The Hotelier Awards have become a benchmark for professional excellence in Asia, recognizing and honoring individuals from over 70 hotel brands across Greater China, ASEAN, and for the first time this year, North Asia. The finalists were carefully selected by accomplished experts from the hospitality industry, who flew in from around the world to gather in Shanghai for the selection.
The judging panel this year includes Yona He, the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Forbes Travel Guide, Alison Gilmore, Director of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), Zita Ong, Board member of Edipresse Media Asia, Sacha Stocklin, Campus Director, Les Roches Jinjiang, Shanghai, Simon Kahn, CMO, Asia Pacific, Google, and Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy & Director of National Tourism Data Center. The BMW Hotelier Awards celebrates the most talented and hardworking professionals that breathe life into a hotel, whilst also inspiring the younger generation to join this industry. The awards will continue to draw attention to these exceptional professionals in years to come, giving them the recognition and praise that they deserve.