Give mainland five-star help
With the mainland having gone out of its way to develop its hotel industry in recent years, there has been a huge demand for administrators to help run high-end hotels. As this goes on, the Hong Kong hotel industry will continue to enjoy an advantage in terms of providing expertise, management talent and training for the mainland.
Factors such as keen market competition and planning for large-scale development projects - in which hotels often play a major part as support facilities - mean that demand for high-end international hotels in the mainland can only increase.
The continued growth in the mainland of the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions) market has also given rise to the concept of CBD (central business district) planning, where meetings, exhibitions and businesses are all located in one area. This also increases the demand for high-end hotels.
Hotels are a people industry. Apart from top-notch facilities, a five-star hotel should have a service-orientated concept. Staff with international horizons and mindsets can no doubt offer great help to mainland hotels.
Hong Kong's hotel industry can offer the mainland the most up-to-date and innovative management and service concepts. Many local institutes are also launching hotel-related courses in the mainland to help the industry train-up talent.