Training Hotels in Asia: An Exploration of Alternative Models

Brian King, Candy Mei Fung Tang

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This paper documents the application of business approaches or models by six Asian universities and other hospitality education providers through their ownership and/or operation of training hotels. It contributes to knowledge by exploring how training hotels balance experiential student learning and teaching with business operations. The researchers collected web-based information about the operational practices of the six hotels and also examined guest reviews in recognition of the influence of social media on business success. Five assessment criteria were used to evaluate the respective operations. The paper contributes to practice by suggesting that prospective training hotels should carefully assess business and pedagogical concerns and consider guest reviews as a measure of market responsiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020


  • Asia
  • hospitality education
  • hotel internship
  • operational model
  • training hotel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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