13 November 2020 (Hong Kong SAR, China) – 2020 has been a challenging year, the lives and emotions of those around the world have been greatly affected. During these uncertain times, Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong has constantly delivered the spirit of "The Marco Polo Way", more than 50 Associates volunteered in the Hong Kong hotel industry’s first virtual choir. We hope to inspire everyone to “LIVE BOLD. STAY SHARP.”, as the good days will once again come soon.
More than 50 Associates from different departments and nationalities participated in recording "Believe In You", performed by Hong Kong singers Alex To and Sally Yeh. Associates from Singapore, Switzerland, France, the United States and the Philippines, together with local Associates, took two months to complete the production. Participating Associates were passionate about the project – some formed singing groups, some invited their families to join, and some overseas even learned a bit of Cantonese, uniting through a positive energy to pass on our love and care.
As there have been fewer opportunities to meet with international travellers, Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong's Associates have also taken the opportunity to launch campaigns that give back to the community, environment and our Associates, spreading love and care to the needy. We produced reusable handmade fabric masks for the Children’s Cancer Foundation, Heep Hong Society and internal Associates. We volunteered to clean litter along popular trekking locations and cooperated with Soap Recycling, a non-profit organisation that works within the hospitality industry to collect and process lightly-used soap bars. The hotel has led employees to shoulder corporate social responsibilities and to promote sustainable development.
In addition, internal training and stringent health and safety measures have been implemented as we prepare to welcome guests back. Wharf Hotels has launched a series of new Biosecurity Protocols since July 2020 to ensure its 16 hotels, including both Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel and Gateway Hotel, implement upgraded health and hygiene standards in-line with the World Travel & Tourism Council’s global protocols, enabling guests to continue their journeys of #SafeTravels with ease.
Marco Polo Hotel – Hong Kong’s General Manager Mr Dalip Singh said: "Music has no boundries. Although our singing may not be perfect, our passion will surely touch those who hear the song. I hope we can unite together and defeat the Coronavirus pandemic no matter where we are. Let’s welcome a beautiful brand new day. I look forward to seeing you soon."
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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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