The Upper House and the Rosewood Hong Kong hosted an event this evening to celebrate both hotels being recognised in the top five best hotels in the world by the inaugural World's 50 Best Hotels list. This recognition reflects the city’s homegrown talent and reaffirms Hong Kong as a world-class destination and a leader in the global hospitality industry. The celebratory event was held at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, and was attended by Mr Kevin Yeung, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism as Guest of Honour and some 150 guests from public, hospitality, tourism sectors.
Mr Kevin Yeung commended Rosewood Hong Kong and The Upper House for showcasing Hong Kong's vibrant culture and hospitality to the world. He said, “Having two hotels from Hong Kong not just on the list but top on the list speaks volume of the professionalism of our hospitality industry. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the entire hotel industry, it is all your dedicated efforts which make our hotel industry strong, and your passion and commitment which contribute to Hong Kong’s success.”
“This honour is testament to the hard work and unwavering dedication of our teams in curating extraordinary experiences for our guests. Hong Kong has many undiscovered talents, who the industry must engage and galvanise to reinvigorate the city’s reputation as a vibrant, world-leading tourist destination and international cultural hub. Through our initiatives such as Rosewood Bridges Internships, we are offering homegrown talent unparalleled opportunities to grow and thrive, building a strong pipeline of talent for Hong Kong’s hospitality sector,” said Ms. Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.
“We are all immensely proud of The Upper House. What makes The Upper House truly a rare gem is the incredible team of young professionals who are passionate about delivering an unscripted guest experience,” said Mr. Tim Blackburn, Chief Executive of Swire Properties and Chairman of Swire Hotels. “The reopening of the borders provided a vital boost to the industry this year, and we’re encouraged by the concerted efforts of the Government and Hong Kong Tourism Board to develop exciting campaigns and host mega events, which are attracting a global audience. We will continue to look for new ways to engage our guests and introduce new, memorable experiences.”
The highly anticipated list identifies the world's finest luxury hotels based on votes from over 580 travel industry experts. The list includes industry-defining hotels from 35 different locations across six continents. Both Rosewood Hong Kong and The Upper House are the only Hong Kong hotels to be placed on the list. The full list of the 2023 World’s 50 Best Hotels can be found here.