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


When it comes to raising your qualifications in the tourism and hospitality industry, you need to be where the action is. That’s Asia, the world’s fastest growing region for tourism. Asian culture is traditionally welcoming, and caring attention to detail is the hallmark of Asian service. International travellers rank its airlines, airports, attractions and hotels among the world’s best. And there’s no better place to ride this “Asian Wave” than Hong Kong.

World-class Hotel and Tourism School


Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2019/2020 and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is uniquely positioned to not only ride the Asian wave, but also to lead it in educational excellence. For over 40 years, the SHTM has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.

Teaching and Research Hotel – Hotel ICON

With the establishment of Hotel ICON, our groundbreaking teaching and research hotel, the SHTM’s leadership role in hospitality research is also enhanced. Research projects with different foci have already been implemented in the hotel. Three dedicated guest rooms – “Tomorrow’s Guestrooms” – created to facilitate more in-depth research into the application of advanced concepts in the field of hotel management for the advancement of the entire industry.


Together with Hotel ICON, our innovative programmes inspire a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals and students to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry. With it, we are moving from pursuing a vision of hospitality and tourism education to being a truly global icon.

International Faculty and Diverse Programmes

The SHTM has a strong international team of 70+ academics with diverse cultural backgrounds who possess more than 400 years of hospitality or tourism industry experience. So let our talented faculty take your career path to new heights, whether it be in the hotel industry, food service, travel or tourism. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Hotel Management and/or Tourism Management leading up to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM), Master of Science (MSc) and Bachelor of Science (BSc).

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management

School of Hotel & Tourism Management, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 3400 2200

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