PolyU has established the Tan Siu Lin Innovation Hub, a major facility for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), with the generous support of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation. The Innovation Hub will provide students with an inspirational and flexible learning environment that encourages creativity and innovation.


The new facility is equipped with state-of-the-art digital equipment and software tailored for the hospitality sector, enabling SHTM students to acquire experience using the latest technology that is available in the industry. It will also help students to become global leaders in the digital age. With classes and Executive Development Programmes held regularly in the Innovation Hub, it will benefit students, researchers, scholars and industry professionals.


The opening ceremony was officiated by Dr Tan Siu-lin, Founder, Tan Siu Lin Foundation; Mrs Jennifer Su Tan, Executive Director, Tan Siu Lin Foundation; Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President, PolyU; and Professor Kaye Chon, Dean, SHTM.


At the ceremony Mrs Su Tan said: “PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management is one of the best hospitality institutions in the world, and our Foundation is excited by the opening of the Tan Siu Lin Innovation Hub. This will allow students to stay up to date with technological advances which are very important to the future of the industry.”


Dr Lou thanked the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for contributing to a successful educational partnership, saying: “I believe the Foundation’s support will empower young people with opportunities to excel and benefit the community and the world. It will also give a fresh impetus to SHTM’s ongoing efforts in the advancement of hospitality and tourism education and research.”


The Hub highlights SHTM’s determination to stay at the forefront in the digital age, exemplifying the School’s motto: Leading Hospitality and Tourism. Professor Chon reiterated the School’s committment to nurturing the industry’s finest talent, empowering them to lead the sector into a sustainable future.