Mr. Hanley Chew
Hanley Chew started his career in a travel agency and later went on to an airline company, providing him with the opportunity to travel vastly and amass invaluable experiences. In addition, the nature of the travel industry gave him a prior glimpse into the world of hoteliers. After a brief venture into a hotel reservation business, Hanley joined the Renaissance and Marriott Hotel Groups. In the ensuing years, his global experience was expanded with postings in Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Myanmar, Shandong and Guangzhou in China. He joined the Sunway Group in year 2000 under its hospitality arm, overseeing the management and expansion of the Sunway, Allson and the Banjaran brands in Southeast Asia, China, India and the Middle East. He was CEO for Sunway International Hotels & Resorts, Sunway International Vacation Club, Sunway Healthy Lifestyle and Sunway Travel. He has just recently completed his stint as the CEO of Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd, the leisure and travel arm of Khazanah Nasional Bhd. Since Apr 2016, he has assumed the role of CEO of Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, leading the group of 17 hotels comprising Berjaya home brand and externally managed hotels. His current portfolio spans across Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Sri Lanka, Seychelles and United Kingdom.
Over the years, Hanley developed his personal philosophy, abbreviated as HIRE, which stands for Honesty, Integrity, Respect and, most importantly, Earned Trust. He holds fast to these simple yet essential values to guide him through his life and career.
Hanley is also an author of award winning books. His first book, HOTEL TALES was a huge success. The book won first prize in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Winning the award motivated him to publish his second edition, MORE HOTEL TALES that won him 2nd placing in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. He is currently working on his third edition, EVEN MORE HOTEL TALES and he hopes to continuously share the hospitality experience and inspire the industry.