Sands China Executives win China’s first Hotelier Awards

Two trophies contribute to a fantastic year for the integrated resort

Two Sands China executives won trophies at the inaugural Hotelier Awards China: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Hotelier of the Year and Housekeeping Hotelier of the Year. The awards went to Syed Mubarak, Director of Sustainability at Venetian Macau Ltd. and Dina Angelucci, Executive Director of Housekeeping at Conrad Macao, Cotai Central and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central. Meanwhile, Janet Lim, Executive Director of Hotel Operations at The Venetian Macao, was chosen as the first runner-up in the Hotel/Resident Manager of the Year Award.

Presented at a ceremony in Shanghai Dec. 11, The Hotelier Awards China recognises and honours dedicated professionals who go above and beyond to make every hotel experience memorable for each guest. The ceremony – a celebration of brilliance and the pinnacle of appreciation of the people bringing life to a hotel – saw over 300 hoteliers and industry professionals gather to see the results across 16 categories.     

In its inaugural year, The Hotelier Awards received close to 300 applications from more than 100 hotel properties within 44 different brands throughout mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong. The winners of each category were decided by a panel of independent experts through a two-round process and were based on a combination of facts presented in their application, personal interviews and testimonials.  

“We are extremely proud that two of our staff members won such prominent awards at the Hotelier Awards China. The awards are a great credit to their professionalism and dedication in their respective fields,” said Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Sands China Ltd. “At Sands China we offer many training programmes for employee development, leadership and professional growth.”  

Dina has been with Conrad Macao since the hotel opened in April 2012. She is also part of the team at Sands® Cotai Central, an integrated resort that is home to luxury hotels, retail, convention space and entertainment, and is responsible for the public areas, cleaning and waste management for the entire resort, as well as wardrobe operations which is the largest of its kind in the world, servicing the needs of some 10,000 team members.  

Syed has worked in a number of different fields including, facilities, manufacturing and engineering, among others. His vast experience has allowed him to easily pinpoint areas within the hotel where operations can be optimized, all the while complying with social responsibility policies. Under his supervision as Director of Sustainability, The Venetian Macao was able to secure several awards including the Green China Award 2014 and IMEX-GMIC Green Supplier Award 2014.