Asia has experienced explosive growth within the hospitality industry and this is set to continue unabated. Boasting some of the world’s finest, with a vast selection of luxury hotels, amazing resorts and boutique hotels, Asia is at the forefront of international travel.
Maintaining this image requires a precise execution from a team of passionate professionals. It is the employees at the hotel, which make the guest experience remarkable and memorable. A hotel’s brilliance is not just attributed to a luxurious interior; peel back the lavish fixtures and fittings, and a group of people stand before you. It is these individuals who breathe life into a hotel.
Stelliers is the only accolade in Asia that honours the dedicated professionals of the hotel industry. The annual rendezvous is an overdue recognition bestowed upon those individuals, who are the best in their field. Our mission is not only to recognise the most talented hoteliers, but also to inspire the younger generations to pursue a career in hospitality.
Stelliers began as “The Hotelier Awards” in 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong before moving to the capital city of China where the Four Seasons Beijing played host. The third edition and the debut of the ASEAN competition was held at The Parisian Macao.
In 2017, a third competition for the North Asia market was added to the platform’s portfolio. We hosted the largest Awards ceremony yet at Studio City, Macao.
For the 2018 edition, three markets were localised by having two main competitions: “The Hotelier Awards” Asia and “The Hotelier Awards” Greater China. The Asia competition, focused on the ASEAN and North Asia market, culminated in a Grand Awards Ceremony hosted in Singapore, while the Greater China competition hosted its Grand Awards Ceremony in Shanghai.
In 2019, “The Hotelier Awards” became “Stelliers”, the Leading Hotelier Awards Platform, celebrating the stars in the industry. The platform also expanded its portfolio to include the South Asia region, welcoming participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Open to any property in ASEAN, North and South Asia, these high-calibre entrants will be carefully judged and examined by a panel of experts who, between them, hold a wide plethora of industry specific skills and knowledge. Each judge is hand-selected due to their deep comprehension and appreciation of the complexities involved with managing a successful hotel.
The judging panel consists of representatives from HOK, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Jones Lang LaSalle, and LRA By Deloitte. Asia applications will be scrutinised, and an unbiased decision will be made based upon each individual’s merit.
‘it was our biggest honour to have this recognition, not only for myself but also for the hotel and the brand.’
"this is the leading hospitality industry awards ceremony in the region, led by a team of consummate professionals who run the whole show in a fun but ultra-efficient way. i am proud to be a part of it, our industry needs more of this."
"i was deeply honored to be a recipient of the inaugural hotelier awards in 2014. the platform allows us to shine a light on talented hospitality professionals".
the event was brilliantly organised; full of passionate people and great energy, definitely a night to remember! It was done on a big scale, yet felt very personal and that - is the magic of hospitality…
‘it is a fantastic platform in the industry to share and celebrate success stories.’
'this is an incredible event and a new concept that I think we, as a community, need to take even further.'