The company was incorporated in 1866 as The Hongkong Hotel Company Limited, owner of the Hong Kong Hotel . The company owned by the Jewish Kadoorie family in the 1890s, it merged with the Shanghai Hotel in 1922 and used the current name of Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotel in the following year.
It was one of the first companies in Hong Kong to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. In 2007, the Hong Kong Heritage Project was set up to archive historical materials from HSH, CLP Holdings and the Kadoorie family. The publicly accessible archive provides audio, visual and documentary evidence of HSH's activities through the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Kadoorie family have been Chairmen since 1937, when Sir Elly Kadoorie was first appointed to the post. The following lists out the subsequent list of Kadoorie Chairmen since.
Sir Elly Kadoorie
Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie
Sir Horace Kadoorie
Sir Michael Kadoorie
Ms. Yi Ching Liao (Group Dir of Corp. & Legal, Gen. Counsel, Company Sec. and Member of Group Management Board)
Ms. Maria Razumich-Zec (Regional VP, Member of Group Management Board & MD of The Peninsula Chicago)
Mr. Shane Izaks (Group Director of Information Technology & Member of Group Management Board)
Ms. Sindy Tsui (Group Director of HR & Member of Group Management Board)
Mr. Joseph Chong (Reg. VP of Asia of The Peninsula Hotels, MD of The Peninsula Hong Kong & Member of Management Board)
Mr. Gareth Roberts (Group Director of Brand & Operations Support and Member of Group Management Board)
Ms. Shirley Lam (Group Director of Properties and Member of Group Management Board)
Recognition and Awards
Mr. King Man Kwok (MD, CEO, Chairman of Group Management Board & Exec. Director)
Mr. Shih Ming Ip (CFO, Member of Group Management Board & Exec. Director)
Mr. Peter Camille Borer (COO, Member of Group Management Board & Exec. Director)