Chan, David(陳柏桓)

BBA (UH Manoa); LLM (Jinan U); PhD (SYSU)

Director, School of Hotel and Tourism Management


School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Room 730B, 7/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 8799


Prof. David Chan currently serves as Director and Professor of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has over 30 years’ extensive hotel experience with Peninsula, Regent, Marriott and Hyatt with several senior international assignments. He had been the General Manager of Grand Hyatt Guangzhou since 2009 and later the Area Vice President of Hyatt International, also overseeing Park Hyatt Guangzhou, Hyatt Regency Chongqing, Hyatt Regency Dongguan, Hyatt Regency Guiyang, Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay, Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay, and the pre-opening of Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay.

Prof. Chan obtained his PhD in Tourism Management from Sun Yat-Sen University. Prior to that, he completed a Master of China Law (LLM) in Jinan University and Advanced Management Programme from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He also holds a BBA degree from the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Expertise Areas

Hospitality and Tourism Management
Convention and events Management
Food and Beverage Management
Global Hotel & Resort Operations
Smart Tourism & Innovation
Hospitality Marketing
Hotel Business Analytics & Financial Evaluation
Hotel Asset and Portfolio Management

  • Academic/Professional Services

    Public Services

    • President of Greater China, International Association of Hotel General Managers, 2019-Present
    • Vice President, China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce, 2016-Present
    • Senior Advisor, Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Guangdong, 2015 to Present
    • Member, The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners, 2018-Present
    • Vice President, Dongguan City Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, 2008-Present
    • Member, United Nations ESCAP Business Advisory Council, 2015-2017
    • Executive Director, Guangzhou Hotel Association, 2009-2017


    • Member. American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
    • Member, American Real Estate Society
    • Member, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
    • Member, American Economic Association
    • Board Director, Asian Real Estate Society
    • Board Director, Global Chinese Real Estate Congress
    • President-Elect 2023, International Real Estate Society