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Mr Jung-Ho Suh

Mr Jung-Ho Suh

2024 SHTM Lifetime Achievement Award


Mr Jung-Ho Suh, the esteemed Chairman of Ambassador Hotel Group in Korea, is highly regarded for his exceptional achievements in the dynamic field of hospitality.

With a strong academic foundation, including a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and an MBA degree from UNLV’s Business College, Mr Suh possesses a profound understanding of the hospitality industry and a passion for the profession.

Mr Suh’s unrelenting commitment to excellence has positioned him as a respected leader in the field, continuously driving innovation and success both within the Ambassador Hotel Group and in the broader hospitality industry.

Mr Suh’s remarkable career began to flourish in 1987, with the establishment of a partnership with the renowned French Accor Group just before the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. This ground-breaking collaboration allowed him to successfully introduce various Accor brands, including Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis, to the Korean market. This strategic move laid the foundations for a long-standing joint venture partnership with this global hospitality group.

Throughout his career, Mr Suh has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the tourism industry in Korea and France. Awards such as the Légion d’Honneur in France, the 10 Million Tourism Promotion Tower and the Gold Tower of Industrial Service Merit from the Korean government further validate his exceptional leadership and dedication. In recognition of his significant contributions, Mr Suh was also conferred the title of Doctor of Business Management Honoris Causa by Sejong University and Dongguk University, solidifying his reputation as an exceptional leader in Korea.

With a focus on maximising success in partnership with Accor, Mr Suh is committed to establishing Ambassador Hotel Group as the largest hotel network and a professional hotel management company in Korea. His unwavering dedication, extensive experience and visionary leadership continue to drive the growth and success of the organisation.







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