Magazine article Business Asia

Hotel Awards Night Shines: The Fifth Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards Gala Ceremony Attracted Top Industry Executives, as Well as Several of Shanghai's Key Government Figures. (Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards)

Magazine article Business Asia

Hotel Awards Night Shines: The Fifth Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards Gala Ceremony Attracted Top Industry Executives, as Well as Several of Shanghai's Key Government Figures. (Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards)

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It was a night of glitz and glamour as the winners of the Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards were announced last month at the Portman Ritz Carlton, Shanghai.

More than 300 guests attended the gala Awards ceremony held at the Portman, the winner of this year's Overall Best Business Hotel in Asia Award.

As well as featuring a guest list comprised of top level executives from Asia's hospitality industry, several high profile Shanghai Government figures also attended the ceremony--a key indicator of the growing prestige and importance the Best Business Hotel Awards in Asia concept has throughout the region.

Shanghai Vice Mayor Zhou Mu Yao was the keynote guest, and delivered a speech that was well received by Awards attendees. The director of the Shanghai Tourism Administration Commission, Yau Ming Bao, was another special guest.

As can be expected when two high profile Shanghai figures are in attendance, the Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards ceremony attracted a strong contingent of local media, including print, radio and television.

Guests at the Awards were treated to several displays during the cocktail reception at the beginning, including noodle makers, Chinese calligraphy and shadow cutting.

Guests received another treat during the Awards ceremony itself, when the world-renowned Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra performed a piece during the main course.

The Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards are now in their fifth successful year, and was initiated by Business Asia magazine and jointly developed with leading financial news services network Bloomberg Television. …

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