Last Friday, 1 December 2017, SDH held our annual SDH Hospitality Leaders’ Reception. Led and organised by Mr Isaac, Head of Academics, this event provides a networking platform for fellow hospitality professionals to engage, create, and stay updated with trends in the hospitality industry. We would like to extend our fullest gratitude to industrial experts who came down despite their busy schedule.
With annual increase of tourists, hospitality investment and expansion, the spotlight has shifted towards ASEAN region as one of the prime tourism destinations. This Hospitality Leaders’ Reception offers industry leaders a platform to not only stay updated with the latest innovation and trends shaping the future of the hospitality and tourism industry, but also provide an opportunity for all to network and and stay engaged. Students, from Advanced Diploma to Masters, were present to assist in transforming level 13 into an exquisite, relaxing space with lounge music, dimmed lighting, and great ambience.
For this year’s Hospitality Leaders’ Reception, we are honoured to have the lovely Ms Fenady as our guest speaker for the day. Ms Fenady is currently the Business Development Manager (Southeast Asia) from STR. STR is the source for premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the hospitality industry. And they have developed a number of vital benchmarking performance solutions, establishing market trend transparency. With Ms Fenady’s background and expertise, she gave an informative and highly insightful presentation about hotel performance analytics in the ASEAN region.
After the talk, guests were treated to an array of delicious, exquisite finger food of cheese platter, pasta, desserts, and of course, wine. It was a successful event with many industrial experts, alumni, and guests who left with a deep impression on each other. Last but not least, a big thank you to VATEL and SDH students who assisted in this event as well!