Dignitaries and Celebrities celebrate Grand Opening of Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel

Post Date: 25 Feb 2019

The Brilliant Three-Wing Ocean-inspired Resort is Unveiled along with 16-metre Aquarium


[19 February, 2019 – Hong Kong] A green oasis opens its doors today on the doorstep of Hong Kong Ocean Park. Jointly developed by Lai Sun Group, Ocean Park Hong Kong and Marriott International, the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel today celebrated its grand opening at a cocktail reception in hotel’s Grand Ballroom with a stellar cast of more than 1,000 guests, including Chief Executive of HKSAR Carrie Lam, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR Qiu Hong, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic Of China in the HKSAR Zhao Jiankai, Chairman of Lai Sun Group Peter Lam, Chairman of Ocean Park Hong Kong Leo Kung, and President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Marriott International Craig S. Smith, who officiated at the lion eye-dotting ceremony to herald the success of Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel.


The 471-room hotel is an eco-themed paradise combining nature-inspired décor and green elements. The buildings have been designed to meet the environmental-friendly gold-rating for BEAM Plus New Buildings, including the hotel façade with its energy-saving design. With the environment at the heart of its operational policies, even its seafoods are sourced from WWF-certified sustainable sources as well as measures to reduce waste and its carbon footprint. Coupled with the world-class facilities and services of Ocean Park Hong Kong, the hotel offers guests a fun and educational stay supporting Hong Kong as a leading destination for tourists. With the opening of the Club Wing building, all three wings of the hotel are now open for a brilliantly holistic getaway experience for leisure or business. Greeting visitors at the hotel lobby is a striking 16-metre tall circular aquarium spanning three floors, and certainly a fitting prelude to an adventure into the ocean.


Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of HKSAR said, ‘The opening of Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is one of the important milestones to transform the Ocean Park into a world-class resort destination. It enriches the offerings of the Park, making it more attractive for visitors to stay in Southern District, as well as for family tourists, MICE events and overseas school excursion programmes. I am confident that the opening of this new Marriott Hotel will help propel the development of the Ocean Park further. ’


Speaking at the opening ceremony, Peter Lam, Chairman of Lai Sun Group said, ‘Thank you for being here this evening to celebrate the Grand Opening of Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. This is the first hotel built within the Hong Kong Ocean Park. It represents a significant contribution to Hong Kong’s tourism asset. I hope this hotel facility will give visitors a convenient base to access business districts and shopping areas around our City as well as popular attractions, beautiful beaches and offshore islands offered by the Southern District.’


Craig Smith, President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Marriott International said, ‘This collaboration is a meeting of likeminded partners and brings together what the Marriott Hotels brand means by inspiring brilliance. Creating a green urban oasis that’s just moments from the heart of the city is a stroke of genius that reflects a side of the city that is remarkably green and not just the towering skyscrapers Hong Kong is renowned for. We look forward to welcoming international travellers and locals alike to this exciting new opening.”


Leo Kung, Chairman of Ocean Park added, ‘The grand opening of this resort hotel, jointly developed by Ocean Park, Lai Sun Group and Marriott International, marks a glorious milestone in Hong Kong’s tourism development with an unprecedented getaway experience in an urban oasis. The integration of the hotel in Ocean Park signifies the transformation of the theme park into a resort destination and reinforces our position as a leading education and entertainment attraction, where visitors can enjoy the thrill of rides, animal encounters and family-friendly educational activities, not to mention the premium hospitality in a world-class resort hotel. Locals and overseas visitors alike can enjoy a one-stop staycation experience filled with fun and discoveries through the combo ticket offers curated by the park and the hotel.’

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