Hong Kong, 27 December, 2017 — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce two wins at the hotel industry’s most prestigious awards, The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017. Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu won the Human Resources Hotelier Greater China award and Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco Polo Davao, was awarded Sales and Marketing Hotelier Asia.
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Mr Thomas Salg, Vice President Operations, Wharf Hotels; Ms Lucinda Chan, Vice President, Finance and Business Development, Wharf Hotels; Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels; Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco Polo Davao; Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu; Ms Juliette Lim, Vice President Human Resources, Wharf Hotels; Mrs Dottie Wurgler-Cronin, General Manager, Marco Polo Davao; and Mr Philip Schaetz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Wharf Hotels.
This year, the Hotelier Awards received 578 applications from 72 hotel brands across 16 countries. The high calibre entrants were carefully judged and examined by a panel of experts who hold a plethora of industry specific skills and knowledge. The judging panel consisted of representatives from Forbes Travel Guide, Google, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), Les Roches, Edipresse Media Asia and The China National Hotel Association.
Ms Juliette Lim, Vice President Human Resources of Wharf Hotels said “We are thrilled to receive two awards this year with so many high level professionals being nominated. At Wharf Hotels, we believe in developing and nurturing talent from within and celebrating their success.”
The BMW Hotelier Awards 2017 Winners
Mr Dundy Deng, Director of Human Resources, Niccolo Chengdu
Human Resources Hotelier Greater China
Dundy Deng has been in the industry for over 10 years. He joined Niccolo Chengdu in February 2014 as Director of Human Resources. His stellar reputation in the hospitality industry and his ability to deliver consistent employee satisfaction and development enabled him to establish the hotel’s Human Resource foundation from hotel inception and set-up to opening. Dundy has previously received Best Candidate Experience, Best Recruitment Innovation and Best On-Boarding Experience awards in Asia Pacific.
Ms Pearl P. Maclang, Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco Polo Davao
Sales and Marketing Hotelier Asia
A seasoned hotelier, Pearl has spent 34 successful years in sales and marketing. After completing her bachelor’s degree with honours she held a number of key sales positions before becoming Director of Sales and Marketing. Pearl was previously a finalist for the Outstanding Philippine Sales Person award. Her extensive experience in sales and marketing includes hotel re-opening, rebranding, business development and revenue management. Her achievements in developing sales talent and her impressive sales results have made Pearl one of the top performing hoteliers in the Philippines.
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong and currently operates 15 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary urban chic at its first hotel in Chengdu. Three new Niccolo hotels are currently under development in Hong Kong and China. Marco Polo’s premium hotels in established locations maintain their long-standing ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, creating unique guest experiences and drawing on the key philosophies of its namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture - just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Further details on Wharf Hotels are available at wharfhotels.com.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together 35 brands with 550 hotels in 76 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides over 10 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit gha.com.