ong Kong (May 18, 2017) – HICAP is pleased to announce that Larry M.K. Tchou, Senior Advisor – Greater China for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, will be awarded the HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Tchou will be presented with the award at the 28th annual HICAP being held 18-20 October 2017 at the InterContinental Hong Kong.
The HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award honors exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and contributions to expanding, enhancing and advancing the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region and the world.
As one of the first employees of Hyatt in Asia, Mr. Tchou was instrumental in introducing Hyatt into mainland China over 27 years ago, and has played an irreplaceable role in establishing Hyatt’s stronghold in the region. Since joining Hyatt in 1970, Mr. Tchou has worked his way up from being Rooms Division Manager, Executive Assistant Manager, Hotel Manager to General Manager at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, to regional positions as Area Vice President, and Senior Vice President & Managing Director – Asia Pacific. Mr. Tchou currently serves as Senior Advisor – Greater China, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
With more than 40 years’ tenure with Hyatt, Mr. Tchou has gained great respect and recognition throughout the company and the industry. In recognition of his dedication and contribution, he was bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award by the China Hotel Investment Summit Advisory Board in April 2006, conferred Honorary Fellowship by the Vocational Training Council in November 2008, Honorary Fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in May 2011 and China Hotel Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by China Hotel Starlight Awards in March, 2015. Mr. Tchou is also an advocate for education in hospitality and tourism. He currently chairs various hotel and tourism boards at different educational institutions and is a member of numerous hospitality councils and committees.
“We are very honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Tchou” said Jim Burba, co-founder of BHN. “His significant business accomplishments have positively influenced the growth of tourism throughout Asia and indeed the world,” Burba added.
Adding to its special nature, the Award is not given out every year and prior recipients of the HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award include: 2016, William Heinecke, Founder & Chairman, Minor Group, 2015, Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman, Hong Leong Group of Companies, 2011, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson; 2009, The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman, The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Limited; 2007, Stephen F. Bollenbach, Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation; 2006, Kurt J. Wachtveitl, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand; 2005, P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman & CEO, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts; and 2003, Paul Dubrule, Co-Chairman and Founder, Accor.
For additional information on HICAP or the Lifetime Achievement Award, visit the website at www.HICAPconference.com.