Ms. Pilar Morais
Chair of Fundraising & Events Committee
Board Member Since 2018
Pilar Morais joined family-run CHI Residences, one of Hong Kong’s leading boutique serviced apartment brands in 2007, and has since succeeded to the helm with the retirement of her father, Philip Morais.
Since joining the company, Pilar has played a key role in the brand’s growth as well as acquiring new developments and investments and created a bigger portfolio under CHI International. With a current portfolio of five boutique residences – bringing creative new concepts including a pet-friendly serviced apartment complex, more variety of layouts adapting to market demand, various family-friendly, baby safe, health and wellness and eco-friendly innovations, plus colourful collaborations with local artists.
Apart from serviced apartments, CHI International has also extended internationally, with award-winning Garden Island Resort in Fiji, and in Hong Kong opened neighbourhood cafe, Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard and event space PLATFORM.
Born in San Francisco, Pilar grew up in Hong Kong, and graduated in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Before joining the family firm, she worked for a boutique finance company in Sydney, focusing on hospitality.
Contributing to sustainability and the local community, Pilar has led CHI International to participate in Earth Hour and Dress Pink Day, and support local charities Food Angel and KELY Support Group.