Mandarin Oriental’s director of marketing communications, Ada Chio de la Cruz, was crowned Marketing & Communications Hotelier of the Year at the Hotelier Awards China 2014, which is the first accolade in the country honouring hotel industry professionals. Ivy Leong, the hotel’s executive housekeeper, won runner-up CSR Hotelier of the Year, according to a company statement. Ada Chio began working with Mandarin Oriental in 2000. With solid communication skills and highly regarded creativity in designing marketing initiatives, she has played an important role in both the re-launch and opening of several Mandarin Oriental hotels throughout China and Taipei. “I’m thrilled to be recognised in China’s first-ever hotelier awards,” she said. “Being lucky to do what I truly love, I’ll continue my commitment to Mandarin Oriental, and help the group grow talent with my passion and experience.” Ivy Leong has over 17 years of experience in leading housekeeping teams in Malaysia and Macau. As an environmental enthusiast, she chairs the hotel’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee.