Hotel ICON


Right in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hotel ICON offers a unique window for you to experience one of the most vibrant cities in Hong Kong. You’ll find that Tsim Sha Tsui is a great place to stroll and enjoy stunning views of Victoria Harbour at night, especially during the ‘A Symphony of Lights’ show.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Hotel and Tourism Management 

For over 40 years, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) has refined our distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education, becoming a symbol of excellence in the field. From our humble beginnings as a diploma-conferring department, the School has risen to become one of the largest hospitality and tourism schools in Asia, and amongst the top such schools worldwide. Ranked No. 1 in the world in the "Hospitality and Tourism Management" category in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 for the fifth consecutive year, placed No. 1 globally in the "Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services" category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2020 / 2021 for four years in a row, rated No. 1 in the world in the "Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism" subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, And ranked No. 1 in Asia in the "Hospitality and Leisure Management" subject area in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for the fifth consecutive year. 

With a strong international team of over 80 academics from diverse cultural backgrounds and its teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON, the School is advancing teaching and research, inspiring a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Address: 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong 


The Organising Committee of the 5th Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference is comprised by a group of 14 undergraduate students from the Special Event Class of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).