School of Hotel and Tourism Management 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Newsletter   October 2008 
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Teaching Hotel

A Teaching Hotel is built with the enthusiastic support of the New World Development Company, Ltd. The teaching hotel is a crucial element in the University's overall plan. This is also in line with the policy of the Hong Kong SAR Government's efforts to promote tourism in Hong Kong. The Teaching Hotel project included two components- hotel facilities and teaching facilities. We are delighted to announce that the hotel facilities of the Teaching Hotel project is scheduled to have its soft opening in February 2009. Its pre-opening management team is moving in this November.

         The Teaching Hotel, on the University campus, is overlooking the scenic Tolo Harbour and adjacent to the KCR’s University Station.  There are two components of the Teaching Hotel, i.e. teaching facilities and hotel facilities.  The component of teaching facilities includes 10,000 square meters of world class conference and teaching facilities, comparable to the facilities at Cornell Hotel School. It is the first phase of the CUHK BA Block and will be serving the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM). A student-run Cafe will also be built in the teaching facilities of the Teaching Hotel project.

 

         The whole Teaching Hotel project aligns with SHTM education which is about connecting business theories to hospitality practices. In terms of positive theory construction, SHTM students would have first hand and most comprehensive learning through running and managing the Cafe themselves. It can provide longitudinal and experimental data and experiences that no internship can likely provide. In terms of normative theory construction, SHTM students would have the opportunity to learn from the management company of the hotel facilities via the specially designed training rooms and the living 567-toom hotel facilities on a continuous basis.

 

         The component of hotel facilities of the Teaching Hotel project includes a 567-room international hotel.  It will also provide convention facilities, hotel and catering services to the University, other tertiary institutions, the Science Park, the industrial estate in Taipo, and the Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd. The hotel facilities will begin operating on the CUHK campus in 2009. Hyatt International is appointed to manage the hotel facilities. The new hotel facilities will be named as Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin.

 
         For more information, please click on the following link for the info pack of Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin:

http://www.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/htm/HotelInfo6.pdf

The Teaching Hotel Model