Stelliers has named the winning hoteliers of the year from Asia and South Asia. The annual Hotelier Awards ceremony held its sixth edition during a lavish gala at the iconic Marina Bay Sands on 28 May 2019.

In 2019, Stelliers welcomed applications from over 100 propertiesacross19different countries. Winners of each category were decided by anexpert judging panelover the course of the year. The two-round judging process was based on a combination of facts presented in the applications, interviews, and testimonials, which ensured that the winners in each category were truly deserving.

The platform boasts a panel of renowned professionalswho judge the applications, each holding a significant amount of industry-specific expertise and knowledge. This high-ranking jury includes Julia Monk, Senior Principal & Director of Hospitality Design, HOK, Christine Gamarra, Senior Operations Lead for LRA by Deloitte,Jenny Soo, Regional Director & Head of Workplace Experience Corporate Solutions Asia Pacific at JLL –Jones Lang LaSalle, Christophe Laurent Values Ambassador at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)and Guy Heywood, Former Chief Operating Officer Asia of Two Roads Hospitality Regional Office.

Markus Engel from Urban Resort Concepts was presented with a Stellier Award after he was honoured as the “Corporate Hotelier of the Year” 2019 forAPAC. Taking home the highly anticipated “General Manager of the Year”Awardfor South Asia was Nitesh Gandhi of JW Marriott New Dehli Aerocity and for Asia, the General Manager of the Year Award went to William HaandrikmanofSofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.

Stellierspride themselves on providing true recognition to the most talented and hardworking professionals that breathe life into a hotel, whilst also inspiring the younger generation to join this ever-growing industry. TheAwardswill continue to draw attention totheseexceptionalprofessionalsin years to come, giving them the recognition and praise that they deserve.Hoteliers fromaround Asia are kindly invited toparticipate in next year’s exciting Awards. Visit www.stelliers.com for information on application openings for 2020.