Will “The spirit of discovery” lead Wharf Hotels to become a preferred international hotel brand?

Ada Lo, Patrick Yeung, Jennifer Cronin

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The case presents the background of the Wharf Hotels (WH) and its two brands, namely, Niccolo Hotels and Marco Polo Hotels. This case discusses the various initiatives that Dr. Jennifer Cronin, President of WH, and her Executive Committee have rolled out in marketing, human resources and business development since Dr. Cronin became President. Moreover, the challenges faced by WH and the available opportunities are identified. Based on the information presented in this case, students can assess whether WH has the resources and capability to build sustainable competitive advantages to transform into a preferred international hotel brand among its important stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1127
Number of pages19
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2020


  • Growth strategy
  • hotel branding
  • hotel development
  • leadership
  • stakeholders
  • talent development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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