The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Hotel and Tourism ManagementAs a global centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education for the 21st century, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is positioned to lead the world’s hospitality and tourism education in the years to come. Ranked among top hotel and tourism schools in the world, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.With a faculty of more than 70 academic staff members drawn from 22 countries and regions, the School offers innovative teaching and research in a creative learning environment. Students are able to study in a multicultural context and to learn from an internationally renowned faculty whose programmes provide outstanding career opportunities.In 2011, the official opening of Hotel ICON has further strengthened the School’s efforts in nurturing hospitality graduates to address the growing demands of the hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong, the region and around the world. As a unique teaching and research hotel with a pioneering fully integrated education approach, Hotel ICON offers a learning platform that fosters entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation. Wholly-owned by PolyU and an extension of the SHTM, Hotel ICON brings together the SHTM’s longstanding excellence in hospitality education and PolyU’s continued commitment to supporting the global hospitality and tourism industry. In 2012, the School was bestowed the McCool Breakthrough Award by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) recognising its breakthrough in the form of Hotel ICON, the heart of the School’s innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education.
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