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Marco Polo Hotels - Hong Kong Appoints Mr Dalip Singh as Hotel Manager

HONG KONG, CN. January 12, 2017 – Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dalip Singh as Hotel Manager of its three Hong Kong properties: Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Prince Hotel and Gateway Hotel.

A seasoned hotelier, Mr Singh has held senior management positions for more than 20 years in a number of reputable hotel groups in his native Singapore, as well as Malaysia and Dubai, including The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Dusit Residence Dubai Marina and Pangkor Laut Resort. Mr Singh joins Marco Polo from KOP Properties where he was the Managing Director responsible for strategic growth and positioning of the entire company’s business units. His specialties include hotel operations, corporate operation and pre-opening management.

As a Hotel Manager for Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong, Mr Singh will be assisting the General Manager in supervising all the operational departments of Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel. He will also be managing the day-to-day operations of the three hotels, focusing on maintaining superior product and service standards across all departments.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr Singh to the team. With Mr Singh’s wealth of experience and international expertise, we believe that Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong will be navigated to an exciting new zenith,” said Mr Thomas Salg, General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels - Hong Kong.

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Marco Polo Hotels - Hong Kong

Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, namely Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel, form part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex with more than 450 shops featuring the world’s leading luxury brands. The three hotels comprise 1,459 well-appointed and spacious guestrooms and suites, all equipped with complimentary handy smartphone and Wi-Fi plus deluxe amenities. Every Marco Polo hotel befits the new-age traveller, whether on business or leisure, with its elegant design, impeccable service and modern comforts. Marco Polo Hotels is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed company with core business interests in property and investments in communications and container-terminal operations.

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For more information, please contact:
Samantha Poon
Director of Communications
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel | Gateway | Prince
Email: samantha.poon@marcopolohotels.com
Tel: (852) 2118-7281
Fax: (852) 2113-0211

Denise Ho
Communications Manager
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel | Gateway | Prince
Email: denise.ho@marcopolohotels.com
Tel: (852) 2118-7282
Fax: (852) 2113-0211

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