Marco Polo Hongkong Lodge

Marco Polo Resorts (Chinese language: 馬哥孛羅酒店集團) is a resort administration firm primarily based in Hong Kong that operates motels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Philippines. Its motels in Hong Kong are all situated in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.[2] It’s a wholly owned subsidiary of Wharf (Holdings) Restricted. The corporate’s chairman is chairman and managing director of Wharf (Holdings) Restricted.[3][4]

Historical past[edit]

Wharf’s first resort enterprise was the Hong Kong Lodge (to not be confused with the a lot earlier Hongkong Lodge), opened in 1970, which was a three way partnership with Hongkong Land, Hui Sai-fun and Chung Ming-fai.

The resort was constructed on land instantly adjoining to Wharf’s Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co. Ltd property alongside the western shore of the Tsim Sha Tsui promontory. In 1982, Wharf accomplished redevelopment of its web site because the Harbour Metropolis (Hong Kong) advanced and opened its first wholly owned resort there that yr, the 440-room Marco Polo Lodge (later renamed Omni Marco Polo and at last Gateway). In 1984, the 393-room Prince Lodge (a reincarnation of the unrelated resort located on the nook of Argyle Avenue and Prince Edward Street West, Kowloon, till the 1970s) was added in the identical advanced.

All three motels have been managed by The Peninsula Resorts in Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Hongkong and Shanghai Resorts, at one level, however in 1986, Wharf began its personal resort administration firm below the identify Marco Polo Worldwide, with the target to develop additional motels within the area.

In 1989, Wharf purchased Omni Resorts & Resorts in North America. The Marco Polo resort division was rebranded as Omni Resorts Asia-Pacific, creating world advertising synergies with the Omni model, therefore its three motels turned the Omni Hong Kong Lodge, Omni Marco Polo Lodge and Omni Prince Lodge. In 1996, Wharf offered Omni Resorts North America and the Hong Kong resort division was once more rebranded, the Marco Polo Resorts Group. Later, the Marco Polo Lodge was renamed the Gateway Lodge and the Hong Kong Lodge turned the Marco Polo Hong Kong Lodge. In 2013, by one other subsidiary, Wharf gained a young to lease and convert the HKSAR Authorities’s Murray Constructing in Central, Hong Kong Island, to a 336-room resort and subsequently introduced that it will open in October 2017, be branded The Murray and managed by Marco Polo Resorts.[5]

Properties and places[edit]

Present places of Marco Polo motels are in Hong Kong (Marco Polo Hong Kong, Gateway and Prince), mainland China (Marco Polo Parkside Beijing, Marco Polo Wuhan, Marco Polo Xiamen, Marco Polo Jinjiang, Marco Polo Shenzhen, Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan and Marco Polo Changzhou) and the Philippines (Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Marco Polo Davao and the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila). Niccolo by Marco Polo was just lately added to the group’s portfolio as the brand new luxurious assortment. Its first resort opened in Chengdu in April 2015 and is situated inside Worldwide Finance Sq. (IFS) within the centre of the town.

The corporate plans to open one new Marco Polo resort and three new Niccolo motels to carry the whole quantity below the Marco Polo portfolio to 18 by 2018. Marco Polo Changsha will open in 2018 whereas Niccolo Chongqing will open in 1Q 2017, with Niccolo Changsha and Niccolo Suzhou opening in 2018.[citation needed]

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