The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia 2011 will present a lifetime achievement award to Adrian Zecha, founder and chairman of Amanresorts, one of the world’s most luxurious and recognised travel brands. Commenting on the upcoming award presentation, Debbie Joslin, ILTM’s Exhibition Director said: “As one of the forefounders of the incredibly high levels of service that the luxury travellers of today expect, we are honoured to be presenting Adrian Zecha with the ILTM 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Adrian Zecha was one of the founding partners of Regent International Hotels in 1972, one of Asia’s first luxury hotel groups. He was responsible for the development and financing of RIH’s hotel projects, and contributed to the company’s rapid ascension into one of the world’s leading operators and owners of luxury hotel chains. In addition to his position at Aman Resorts, Zecha is non-executive chairman of General Hotel Management Ltd, a prominent developer and manager of luxury hotels and resorts.
The award ceremony will take place at the close of ILTM Asia’s Ultratravel Forum on June 13 at the Shanghai Theatre, Portman Ritz-Carlton. Now in its fifth year, ILTM Asia invites the world’s definitive collection of luxury providers and luxury travel producers to meet and mingle with an exclusive guest list of some of the most discerning buyers of luxury travel from the Asia Pacific region.