9 March 2020, Hong Kong SAR, China – During these tough times, it’s essential to stay strong. The outbreak of the coronavirus worldwide has made Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong more aware of the needs of others, delivering The Marco Polo Way during these unprecedented times. Several corporate social responsibility projects have been initiated for the community, environment and our associates, spreading love and care to the needy.
Our new projects involve more than 300 people from 16 hotel departments, with more than 1,000 man-days needed to complete all cross-department projects. Highlights include CSR activities for the community and environment, internal trainings and associates will be equipped with new skills and knowledge to get set when the business recovers.
In view of the limited mask supply, staff at Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong have kindly taken the initiative to research, trial, test and produce reusable handmade fabric masks for internal use. A total of 1,200 fabric masks have been produced and distributed to staff as a goodwill gesture. A series of cross-functional training workshops have been carried out to better equip the staff with improved skills to prepare for business resumption in the near future.
As a responsible corporation, the hotel emphasises the importance of serving the community. As a long-term partner with the Children’s Cancer Foundation, the hotel has delivered surgical masks for adult and kids, handmade fabric masks, together with some hand sanitisers for virus precaution. In addition, hundreds of colouring books were designed and produced, and were sent to their kids. Another hundred sets will be sent to the Heep Hong Society later this month, hoping to let children stay positive in these difficult times.
The hotel is also dedicated to protecting the environment, with more than 80 staff volunteering to clean litters along popular trekking locations. In addition, the hotel has cooperated with Soap Recycling, a non-profit organisation that works with the hospitality industry to collect and process lightly-used soap bars and bottled amenities. 60 hotel staff will take part in the recycling process, distributing these recycled soaps to disadvantaged communities in Asia.
Hotel management fully supports these initiatives and Mr. Dalip Singh, General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong says, “It is more blessed to give than receive. We fully support our associates to take part in these meaningful CSR projects to make Hong Kong a better place to live. I am extremely proud to see our team exercise the Marco Polo spirit, to maintain us as sustainable corporate citizens in the community and environment. We wish everyone good health and let’s join hands in overcoming these tough times and to build a promising future.”
About Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong
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Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong SAR of China (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 and the world’s leading luxury brands.
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel and Gateway Hotel comprise 1,065 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, plus deluxe amenities. Every Marco Polo hotel befits the new-age traveller, be it business or pleasure, with elegant designs, impeccable service and all the modern comforts.
Prince Hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation. The hotel will reopen in Q3 2021 as Marco Polo Prince Hotel with new contemporary elements. The three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong are part of Wharf Hotels, 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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