At the same time, strong competition has prompted many hotels to enhance service standards by increasing their workforce.
"The job market in the hotel sector is strong and healthy. We are experiencing a rebound in hotel development," says Judy Hou, director of human capital at Hotel ICON, which is scheduled to open for business early next year.
Richard Hatter, general manager of Hotel ICON, says some hotels might have postponed recruitment last year but, as business has improved, hotels have begun re-hiring.
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hotel ICON is the Polytechnic University's research and teaching hotel, and it has more than 260 rooms.
"We are expanding our business