Astute Hospitality Management Company Ltd.
Executive Director | Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort
Chairman | PATA Bangladesh Chapter
Chairman & Managing Director|Hospitality Management Consultants Ltd. (HMC)
A veteran of the Hospitality and Tourism industry of Bangladesh, Shahid Hamid FIH began his career in 1978 joining Hotels International Ltd., the owning company of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. Comprising his assignment as a member of its opening management team, he worked there for 19 years in various management capacities including Director Sales & Marketing, and lastly, as the Assistant General Manager. His career then saw him to serve for the Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts in Gold Coast-Australia, Vancouver-Canada, Jakarta-Indonesia and Singapore. He completed Honors Graduation in Political Science and a Post-Graduation in Public Administration from Dhaka University, and later he received Diploma Degrees in Sales & Marketing in 1986 and General Manager’s Program in Hotel Management in 1992 from Cornell University in New York
He left Pan Pacific in 1996 to set up the first ever hotel Management Company in Bangladesh known as “HOST Management Consultants Ltd”, during which period he also operated BRAC Centre Inn under the largest NGO, BRAC. In 2003 Mr. Hamid joined Hotel Sarina as General Manager. He was promoted in January 2005 as Executive Director of the Sarina Group to spearhead the Expansion of the Hotel and diversify the business in the tourism sector. Hotel Sarina was consequently awarded 5-Star status in mid of 2006.
Mr. Hamid, in his long 38 years of profession, kept himself affiliated as a full corporate member of all the noteworthy organizations such as Hospitality Catering International Management Association (HCIMA) of the United Kingdom (currently, Institute of Hospitality), Cornell Hotel Society(CHS), Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) Bangladesh Chapter, SKAL International Bangladesh, and Bangladesh International Hotels Association (BIHA). The Bangladesh Hotel & Guest House Owners Association awarded him as the “The Best Hotelier” of the Year 2005.
Mr. Hamid is the Chairman of Astute Hospitality Management Company and the CEO of Hospitality Management Consultants Ltd. (HMC), which has its corporate office located in Thailand and Bangladesh office in Dhaka.
In the year 2008, Shahid joined Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort as the General Manager. Under his watchful supervision, the hotel launched many new services that have been novelties for the new-generations of the country. He is currently the Executive Director of Dhaka Regency.
Moreover, he has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH) after being evaluated by the Institute. Incidentally, Shahid is only the second person from Bangladesh to be recognized in this caliber.
Finally, more recently he has been elected as the Chairman of Pacific Asia Association (PATA) Bangladesh Chapter and consecutively, he has been elected twice to sit in the PATA Board. He has recently been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award from PATA Bangladesh Chapter for his remarkable contribution in Travel and Tourism Sector of Bangladesh.