11 February 2020 (Hong Kong SAR, China) – At a time when much of the world’s spotlight is currently turned towards the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there is a team of dedicated, round-the-clock individuals who are committed to fighting the good fight, doing what it takes to help medical professionals perform at their best.
Led by Mr Lee Weng Wai, General Manager of Marco Polo Wuhan, who recently kind-heartedly gave up his and his wife’s evacuation seats back to Malaysia to ride out the city’s storm and guide his task force staff, Lee has opened his hotel’s doors to accommodate over 20 officials from the Beijing Central Government’s Inspection Unit during their designation to Wuhan.
The deluxe property overlooking the Yangtze River, has also opened its doors to a group of over 200 Emergency Medical Workers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and Beijing Hospital, both based in Beijing, and welcomed one of the country’s top academic scientists, Mr Wang Chen 王辰院士, to partake in addressing the city’s outbreak with their expertise.
A core group of 50 staff on duty at Marco Polo Wuhan maintain vigorous hygiene and sanitisation standards and remain within the hotel’s perimeters, deploying in-room private dining and packed meals throughout the day for officials and guests, ensuring the highest of cleanliness standards and minimal external contact. “My team have been outstanding in their support to our guests. They have shown their agility and vigilance all whilst remaining positive and upbeat to collaborate together as a team, and are very enthusiastic to serve. Daily exercises to balance our health and immunity, team briefings and updates allow us to maintain good morale and team spirit; we are in this together and through our commitment we will come out the other side stronger and more resilient than ever,’” said Lee in reporting back to head office based in Hong Kong, Wharf Hotels.
For updates on the city’s situation, visit the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China website at https://bit.ly/2Se0bu2
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong SAR of China, and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, the brand's flagship hotel, was ranked as the top hotel in the city within a year of its opening, and the upcoming opening of Niccolo Suzhou will bring the brand’s collection to 5 hotels following the successes of Niccolo Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha. Marco Polo’s international deluxe hotels in established locations within China, Hong Kong and the Philippines maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of their namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture - just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Wharf Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.
Further details are available at wharfhotels.com.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 78 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 16 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit globalhotelalliance.com.