ICON-ic opportunities in Hong Kong

By Tony Tse , Assistant Professor and Program Director (Industry Partnerships) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s (PolyU) School of Hotel and Tourism Management | 12 Apr 16

When a hotel management school operates its own hotel, opportunities for teaching both technical skills and soft skills abound. With the Hotel ICON, Hong Kong Polytechnic University has created a magnificent laboratory for developing the talent of its students, as the school’s Tony S.M. Tse reports.

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About School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU's School of Hotel and Tourism Management is a world-leading provider of hospitality and tourism education. It was ranked No. 2 internationally among hotel and tourism schools based on research and scholarship, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research in November 2009. With 65 academic staff drawing from 19 countries and regions, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from Higher Diploma to Ph.D. Currently a member of the UNWTO Knowledge Network, the School was recently bestowed the McCool Breakthrough Award by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) recognising its breakthrough in the form of its teaching and research hotel – Hotel ICON – the heart of the School's innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education.
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