Dalip Singh, general manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong, was recently named General Manager of the Year at the Stelliers Greater China 2019.

Celebrating professionals in the hospitality industry across 18 categories, the hotelier awards platform was renamed Stelliers this year.

It is the only accolade in Asia that honours professionals of the hotel industry, with a judging panel consisting of representatives from HOK, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Jones Lang LaSalle, and LRA by Deloitte.

Since taking up the general manager role for Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong in December 2017, Singh has strategically managed three properties located along prestigious Canton Road – Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel.

Last year, the three hotels achieved 100 percent occupancy rates across their 1,450 guestrooms for 204 days, resulting in a 10 percent increase in RGI, leading their competitor set.

"Thank you for the hard work of my teams to allow every guest exploring behind the scenes and beneath the surface to experience an exciting stay in Hong Kong," said Singh.

"Only by working together as a team can I be honoured as one of the leading stars on the stage. I love the vibrant, dynamic and lively working environment in a people-driven industry where hoteliers are passionate to provide the best hospitality experience.

"I also enjoy developing talents as this sets associates up for success in their future.  This is where the energy comes from which excites our lives in the world of hospitality.”