School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


For over 40 years, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a world-leading hotel and tourism school, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism. With more than 70 academic staff drawing from 21 countries and regions around the world, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from undergraduate degrees to doctoral degrees.


Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2019/2020 and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, the SHTM is driven by the need to serve its industry and academic communities through the advancement of education and dissemination of knowledge.

Through Hotel ICON, the SHTM's innovative teaching and research hotel and a vital aspect of its paradigm-shifting approach to hospitality and tourism education, the School is advancing teaching, learning and research, inspiring a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education or better known as APacCHRIE is a Federation of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE). Members of APacCHRIE constitute all countries at the Pacific Rim who must also be a registered member of I-CHRIE. The geographical boundary of APacCHRIE can be segmentised to four areas: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Indian Sub-continent.


APacCHRIE chapter was formed in 2002 to promote academic and research exchanges among hospitality, food service and tourism educators and industry practitioners in Asia Pacific. It became a Federation at I-CHRIE's 60th annual conference in July 2006.


APacCHRIE board members meet twice a year, once in January and the other during the annual conference, to discuss issues related to education within the Asia Pacific region.