NewsNovember 13, 2019

Daniel Yip of JLL receives ISHC Rising Star Award Asia at HICAP in Hong Kong

From left to right: Jonathon Zink, Managing Director, The BHN Group; Tony Ryan, ISHC, Managing Director, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, JLL Hotels & Hospitality; Daniel Yip, Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisory and Asset Management, JLL Hotels & Hospitality; Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director, ISHC.

Hong Kong (13 November 2019): TheInternational Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) awarded Daniel Yip, Senior Vice President of Strategic Advisory and Asset Management, Asia of JLL Hotels & Hospitality the Rising Star Award during the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) at the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong.

ISHC launched the Rising Star Award Asia in 2014 in partnership with HICAP to recognize young, emerging leaders in the Asia hospitality community. Nomination criteria requires an individual be 35 years or younger, currently working and living in Asia and working in the hospitality development and/or investment field. Past Rising Star Award Asia recipients include Kieran Bestall (2018), Peter Harper (2017), Kiichi Mashita (2016), Nihat Ercan (2015) and Christopher Hur (2014).

Upon receiving notification of the award, Daniel commented, “I am extremely humbled by this award and this comes as a great surprise. I would like to sincerely thank you all for setting up such an award and organizing the conference.”

Daniel is focused on operator selections, asset management and hotel strategic advice throughout the Asia Pacific region. He also assists with the publication of several hotel industry research reports across Asia. Daniel has successfully led numerous hotel management and hotel lease operator selection assignments across a wide range of markets. In addition, Daniel is involved in the pre-opening and ongoing asset management and operational spot reviews for a number of hotels and resorts across Asia.

As a trained hospitality lawyer, Daniel has had extensive experience in reviewing various contracts with Operators and Owners including hotel management agreements and sale and purchase agreement negotiations. In his time as a lawyer, he has worked with both Owners and Operators across Australia and Asia and has a unique position of knowing the relative positions taken by both parties across a number of jurisdictions. Prior to joining JLL, Daniel worked at Ryan Lawyers, a specialist hotels and hospitality law firm where he negotiated a range of hospitality related contracts on various deals in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Maldives and Thailand.

Tony Ryan, ISHC, Managing Director, Global Mergers And Acquisitions for JLL nominated Daniel for the award and said, “Dan has been very successful by being able to blend his legal knowledge, experience and expertise with strong commercial and financial acumen. Dan’s skills and approach has been very well received by clients.”

Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director of ISHC presented the Rising Star Award to Daniel at HICAP and commented, “Thank you to the organizers of the HICAP conference for their partnership and making this award possible. It is really inspiring to see someone like Daniel who is challenging and progressing the industry, but also has the strong foundation that he does at the age of 32.”

“We’re pleased to partner with the ISHC as it identifies star performers that are the global hotel industry’s leaders of the future,” added Jeff Higley, president of The BHN Group. “It’s rewarding to see so many qualified candidates emerge throughout the process as it bodes well for what lies ahead. Congratulations to Daniel, and all of the other candidates considered for this award.”


About ISHC

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at       

For more information, contact Lauren Marshall, Director of Membership & Marketing, ISHC:
+1 678.735.9453


HICAP is Asia’s largest and longest running hotel investment event, making it the most important gathering of hotel developers, investors, lenders, operators, and other industry executives for information exchange, trend spotting, and deal making. The 30th annual HICAP, held in October 2019 in Hong Kong, attracted delegates from around the world. For additional information on HICAP visit HICAP is produced by Northstar Travel Group in association with The BHN Group.

About The BHN Group

The BHN Group is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 160 events completed to-date, and in excess of 110,000 international delegates, these conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. The current slate of events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Mumbai; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney. The BHN Group’s website at is the gateway for information about the annual conferences produced, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.

About Northstar Travel Group

Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, corporate and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology. Northstar is the owner of well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Travel Weekly China, Business Travel News, Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, Incentive, M&C China, Travel42, Axus Travel App, and Web in Travel. The company produces more than 80 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, business intelligence, and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group is the leading producer of hotel investment events globally, including ALIS, the largest hotel investment conference in the world and HICAP, Asia Pacific’s most important annual investment conference. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software, CRM database marketing and predictive analytics business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, hospitality, and specialty destination travel markets.