As a global centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education and research, we serve our industry and academic communities through the advancement of education and dissemination of knowledge.
Professor Kaye Chon
Dean and Chair Professor<br/>
Walter & Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in<br/>
International Hospitality Management<br/>
School of Hotel and Tourism Management<br/>
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University<br/>
Situated in Hong Kong, and in the heart of the booming Asia-Pacific region, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) is uniquely positioned not just to ride the Asian wave in tourism and hospitality, but to lead it in educational excellence.
This unique teaching and research "hotel with a purpose" offers a fully integrated approach to education with an interactive and dynamic learning environment and state-of-the-art educational facilities.
The building that houses the School was named after the late Mr and Mrs Chan Chak-fu, a pioneer Hong Kong hotelier, in appreciation for their significant and generous contributions to support PolyU's development and advancements in hospitality and tourism education and research.
Located in the School's lobby, the Gallery of Honour displays portraits of the outstanding recipients of the SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award, people who represent the world's most successful hospitality organisations and recognisable brands.
The Digital Lab ensures that SHTM students and researchers always have the latest technology at their fingertips, offering high-performance notebook computers, high-speed Internet access, and a variety of key industry software packages.
To meet our students' increasing demand for Internet access and other IT-related services, the SHTM has opened an 18-seat Student Computer Lab and printing service that is available for all students to use during their free time.
The 30-person Vinoteca Lab helps students in the food and beverage industry prepare to meet the demands of Hong Kong's rapidly increasing wine focus as the city solidifies and expands its position as a wine hub in Asia.