“It is an incredible honor to receive this award,” said Nassetta. “I’m very optimistic about the future of our business, particularly here in China, and I’m excited about the prospects of our company to lead the way during an incredible period of growth.”
“This prestigious award recognizes truly outstanding industry leadership, and I would like to thank Chris for his significant contributions to the industry in China and beyond, and congratulate him on this achievement,” said Steve Rushmore, president & founder of HVS, which organizes the CHIC conference and manages the award nominations through the CHIC Advisory Board.
The CHIC Awards recognize industry leaders, rising talent and hotels setting high benchmarks. They acknowledge outstanding hotel developments, best practices, industry talent, and contributions to the growth of the industry in China.
HVS is the world’s leading consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. With their successful experience in organizing the China Hotel Investment Summits 2005 to 2009, HVS launched the revised edition of the China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) in 2010.