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Celebrating 50 Years of SHA
09 June 2011
Shangri-La hotel, Singapore

2011 is a milestone year for the Singapore Hotel Association  (SHA) as it marks 50 years of industry engagement. A colourful gala dinner and a commemorative book captured the moment for SHA as it turned 50 years.


1) The Changing Hotel Landscape

The SHA commemorative book, titled "The Heritage of Hospitality - A History of the Singapore Hotel Industry" was officially launched by Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister, Teo Chee Hean at the SHA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Celebration on 9 June 2011.


Supported  by the National Heritage Board's Heritage Industry Incentive Programme (Hi2P), this is a first if its kind book that traces the development of the hotel industry from the early days of Sir Stamford Raffles to its present day.


The book was well received by the industry and it will be available for sale at major bookstores in Singapore, such as Times, Kinokuniya and Prologue at $55+GST.


2) An Evening to Remember


A gala dinner was held at Shangri-La hotel to celebrate 50 years of SHA. Some 700 guests from the hotel and tourism industry attended the black-tie event which was graced by Deputy Prime Minister, Teo Chee Hean.


The evening's programme kicked off with an upbeat opening performance by the Singapore Police Force Band. Guests were also entertained by Irene Ang's engaging and hilarious performance on "The hotel industry - now and then". The evening ended with a spectacular finale act by the world-renowned Korean performance group, Cookin' Nanta.


Many who attended the dinner were also bowled over by the unique backdrop which showcased the daily scenes in a hotel. This was done using the silhouette effect with live performers behind the screen.


The net proceeds of $50,000 from the gala dinner sales and sponsorships were donated to Shatec Institutes to be used as scholarships for deserving students.


SHA would like to thank all the guests who attended the SHA's 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Celebration on 9 June 2011. We hope you had an enjoyable evening.


3) Publicity on the Singapore Hotel Industry


In conjunction with SHA's 50th Anniversary Celebration, a supplement on the hotel industry in Singapore was published in The Straits Times, Life! Section and TTG Asia on 9 and 10 June 2011 respectively.


SHA would like to thank all members for their strong support of our 50th anniversary celebration as well as the following organisations for their generous sponsorship:


Gold Sponsors


Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages Pte Ltd

DBS Bank Ltd

Field Master Co.

McMaster Construction


Silver Sponsors


Agilysys International Pte Ltd

Alfa International Pte Ltd

California Laundry Pte Ltd

J&D Burleigh Pte Ltd

Laundry Networks Singapore

Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Starhub Ltd

Sunfresh Singapore Pte Ltd

Turkish Airlines Inc.

UOB Cards

Utell Hotels and Resorts

YHS (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Affiliate Sponsors


Asia Pacific Breweries (S) Pte Ltd

Beam Global Asia Pte Ltd

Dee Interior Renovation

Dynamic Pro Engineering

FastBooking Asia Pte Ltd

Magnum Spirits and Wine Pte Ltd

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

 Moët Hennessy Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd

Pernod Ricard Singapore

Phang Industry

Remy Cointreau International Pte Ltd

Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul

UIE Industrial Equipment Pte Ltd


In addition, SHA would like to thank the following members of the SHA's 50th Anniversary Celebration organising committee for their time and contribution:




Mr Patrick Fiat, Royal Plaza on Scotts




Mr Eric Brand, Amara Singapore

Mr Heinrich Grafe, Conrad Centennial Singapore

Mr John Sartain, Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Mr Paul Jones, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Mr Michael Cottan, Shangri-La hotel, Singapore

Mr Steven Long, Sheraton Towers Singapore

Mr Aiden McAuley, Swissotel The Stamford






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