Committed to our community.

HICAP’s commitment to the regional hotel investment community extends beyond hosting networking events and conferences. HICAP has a vast array of award programs to shine a spotlight on the deals, developments, and professionals that are stepping outside the box and advancing the industry.

HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards

The annual HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards are designed to recognize hotels in the Asia Pacific region creating innovative new methods, strategies and technologies to face today’s sustainable development challenge, while providing tangible examples of sustainable best practices that can be replicated and adapted across the region. 2020 HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award categories include:
  • Building Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
  • Climate Action
  • Positive Community Impact
  • Sustainable Design
The nomination period is now closed. All entries were due by midnight (GMT) on 16 AUGUST 2021.

HICAP 2020 SUSTAINABLE HOTEL AWARD WINNERS

Climate Action
Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

Positive Community Impact
First Winner: Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
Second Winner: Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism (PHIST), Thailand

Sustainable Design
Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore

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SUSTAINABLE HOTEL AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

Chiara Calufetti-Lim, WATG

Lyndall DeMarco, Only Sustainability Pty Ltd – Honorary Chairman

Hervé Houdré, H2 Sustainability Consulting

Prashant Kapoor, IFC – World Bank Group

Madhu Rajesh, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Eric Eduardo Ricaurte, Greenview – Chairman

Masaru Takayama, Asian Ecotourism Network

HICAP Deal Of the Year Awards

The HICAP Deal Of the Year Awards highlight the most dynamic deals and developments and honor the ongoing achievements of our industry’s leaders. The nomination period is closed. All entries were due by midnight (GMT) on 31 AUGUST 2021.

We welcome nominations from the entire industry. A select committee of industry peers then vote to create a shortlist of three deals, from which the final winner is determined by delegate votes immediately prior to HICAP.

REGGIE SHIU DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR
The HICAP Reggie Shiu Development of the Year Award recognizes a newly built, redeveloped, or repositioned (after significant product renovations and/or enhancements) hotel opened, reopened, or completed their repositioning in Asia Pacific between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021. This award recognizes the single development of the year representing the accomplishments of material market impact in a variety of terms including overcoming challenges to completion, scale, innovation, quality, performance, and return on investment.


SINGLE ASSET TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR
The HICAP Single Asset Transaction of the Year Award recognizes the most complex or innovative transaction in which more than a 50 percent ownership stake has been acquired (transaction closed) in respect of a hotel or resort in Asia Pacific between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.

MERGER & ACQUISITION OF THE YEAR
The HICAP Merger & Acquisition of the Year Award recognizes an acquisition of a controlling stake in a portfolio of hotels, company, or brand ownership entity in Asia Pacific or undertaken by an Asian-based company between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.



DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARDS COMMITTEES

Reggie Shui Development of the Year
Robert V.R. Hecker, Horwath HTL – Chair
Bill Barnett, C9 Hotelworks
Mike Batchelor, JLL
Regina M. DiBenedetto, Aareal Bank Asia Limited
Ian Lien, SC Capital Partners Group
Eric Levy, Tourism Solutions International
Yuval Tal, Proskauer

Single Asset Transaction of the Year
Andrew MacGeoch, BCLP – Chair
Shaman Chellaram, Colliers
Nihat Ercan, JLL
Chris Hodgens, Baker McKenzie
Lada Shelkovnikova, Watson Farley & Williams
Zoe Wu, Horwath HTL
Hok Yean, HVS
Dan Voellm, AP Hospitality Advisors

Rising Star Award Asia Pacific

Highlighting our next generation. The Rising Star Asia Pacific Award presented at HICAP, aims to help nurture the aspirations of our industry’s next generation by introducing young rising stars in our community with the Rising Star Award Asia Pacific, held in conjunction with the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. The nomination period is now closed. Nominations were due on or before midnight Singapore Time on 4 August 2021 for consideration.

2020 Rising Star Award Asia Pacific Recipient
Corey Hamabata, Senior Vice President, JLL

2019 Rising Star Award Asia Pacific Recipient
Daniel Yip, Senior Vice President, JLL



RISING STAR AWARD ASIA JUDGING PANEL

Mike Batchelor, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Sonya Brown, Accor
Choe Peng Sum, Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Kevin Colket, GHIG
Robert Hecker, Horwath HTL
Rajeev Menon, Marriott International
Dillip Rajakarier, Minor International
Eddy See, Banyan Tree
Rajit Sukumaran, IHG
Jeff Wagoner, Outrigger
Tina Yu, KSL Capital Partners

Innovation & Lifetime Achievement Awards

HICAP’s Innovation and Lifetime Achievement Awards serve to honor and highlight the achievements of outstanding individuals who have been either been leaders or have shaped the course of our industry.

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ho Kwon Ping, Founder and Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings and
Laguna Resorts and Hotels, Executive Chairman, Thai Wah Public Company

2019 Innovation Award Recipient:
Sonu Shivdasani, Guardian of the Culture (CEO & Joint Creative Director), Soneva