2016 Hotelier Awards Shenzhen Nominees and Winner

In working with the Shenzhen hotels extensively for the Shenzhen Wine and Cheese Club, I have seen the tremendous amount of effort that the hotel staff all the way up to the General Manager put into our event. The amount of behind the scenes work to pull together a quality menu and get the space ready for the event is enormous.

Now for the third year in a row, there is an awards ceremony that honors the hard work of the staff from the top to the bottom in the five star hotels ShenzhenParty.com works with as well as throughout Asia.

I attended the BMW Hotelier Awards organized by Riviera Events to cheer for the Shenzhen nominees. I know they have been working their butts off to make a great experience for their hotel guests and events.

Co-Founder, Stephane de Montgros, noted on the night that “The platform has developed tremendously over the past three years, from celebrating brilliance amongst the hoteliers in Greater China, to now recognising a wider audience, by including the ASEAN region and with a mission to start developing the younger generation. We are thrilled with the way The BMW Hotelier Awards has been received in ASEAN, and tonight shows how wonderful it is to be able to spread the word and highlight these outstanding individuals.”

This was one classy event held at the brand new The Parisian Macao casino on the Cotai strip of Macau. This hotel has just opened and it was a perfect chance to see the ornately decorated hotel and of course the replica Eiffel tower.

Night Shot of the Eiffel tower replica in The Parisian Macao
Night Shot of the Eiffel tower replica in The Parisian Macao

About 400 guests showed up in black tie attire for the event. Riviera Events arranged a classy event paying attending to all the necessary details that would impress a 5 star hotel staff member. They had the right champagne, Moet and Perrier Jouet, excellent food presentation, and the right live entertainment in between the faced paced award announcements.

Out of the full list of potential Shenzhen winners there was one winner from Shenzhen and that was Norma Yan Manping from the Marco Polo Hotel Shenzhen for Owner Representative of the Year.

Winner of Owner representative of the year, Norma Yan Manping from the Marco Polo Hotel
Winner of Owner representative of the year, Norma Yan Manping from the Marco Polo Hotel

The full list of winners is on the BMW Hotelier Awards website.

Shenzhen Nominees

Below is a full list of the the contenders for the various award categories based in Shenzhen.


Nicholas Tse
General Manager
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an

John Burger
Cluster General Manager
Hilton and Double Tree by Hilton Hotels, Shenzhen Area

Christine Zhao Rui
Director of Human Resources
The Langham Shenzhen

Shirley Zhou
Director of Human Resources
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

Linda Li
Online Manager
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Information Technology Hotelier of the Year

Lawrence Lee
Director for Information Technology
Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Auric Li
Owner Representative
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

Doris Deng
Owner Representative
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an

Norma Yan Manping (Winner of Owner Representative of the Year Award)
Deputy General Manager and Owner Representative
Marco Polo Shenzhen