Luxury Hotels

THE STELLIERS SHINE

This is Macau’s moment. Last night, Friday 15th December 2023, Parisian Macao hosted the tenth annual Stelliers gala uniquely honouring Greater China hotel professionals chosen by industry savants.

There were well over 500 at the gala. Stelliers’ co-founder Stéphane de Montgros was joined at the top table by Stelliers director Simon Hansson Yu and the judges:

Rainer Burkle, former AVP Luxury Greater China, Marriott

Michelle Garnaut, founding CEO M Restaurant Group

Kitty Huang, Greater China, Oracle

Shawn Ong, Editor-in-chief Conde Nast Traveler China

Kevin Tan, VP and GM CITS American Express Global Business Travel.

The winners?

GM of the year -Richard Langonné, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing

Concierge hotelier of the year – Jade Lok, The Parisian Macao

Housekeeping hotelier of the year – Christine Liu, MGM China

Revenue hotelier of the year – Liu, Willow Lai, Niccolo Chengdu

Marketing and communications hotelier of the year – Stella Wong, The Temple House Chengdu

Human resources hotelier of the year – Wendy Yu, MGM China

Green & CSR hotelier of the year – Richard Ekkebus (above), Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Front office hotelier of the year –  Jordan Yu, The Ritz-Carlton Tianjin

Hygiene & food safety hotelier of the year – Wanting, Vanesa Huang, Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Foshan

Sales hotelier of the year – Sammy King, W Hong Kong

Unsung hero of the year – Kim Ching Ma, Galaxy (Raffles) Macao wardrobe designer

Sommelier & mixologist of the year – Daniel Valencia, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Wellness & spa hotelier of the year – Alice Lau, The Ritz-Carlton Macau

Food & beverage hotelier of the year – Candy Chen, The Parisian Macao

Information technology hotelier of the year – Winnie Ho, MGM China

Corporate hotelier of the year – Yong Tang, JinMao Corporate

Hotel/resident manager of the year – Anas Bencheqroun, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Chef of the year – Ugo Rinaldo, The Puli Shanghai

Engineering hotelier of the year – Jack Jian Feng Li, Universal Beijing

Owner representative of the year – Joann Tung, InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City

Finance hotelier of the year – Doreen Deng, JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an.

In 2024, says Stelliers director Simon Hansson Yu, there will a second, complementary selection, covering all south-east Asia with the exception of Greater China. He has to organise, therefore, two sets of judges. Will he be able to rely on existing sponsors expanding to a second judging?  The 2023 Gold sponsors were Evian, introducing its new sparkling water, and Nespresso, with considerable support from MHD Moet Hennessy Diageo and GHC Asia.  It must be mentioned, incidentally, that after a prolonged cocktail – Moët and open bar – The Parisian provided a beautiful four-course banquet, with Cloudy Bay and Terrazas de los Andes wines and perfectly-timed service. At 10.30 many proceeded to an after-party.