Capital Court Limited (CCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lai Sun Development Company Limited (“Lai Sun”), today signed an agreement for the development and sub-lease of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel with Ocean Park Corporation (“Ocean Park”), as well as agreements for services operation and management of the Hotel with Marriott International.
Following the signing ceremony, Mr. Chew Fook Aun, Deputy Chairman & Executive Director of Lai Sun, said, “I am delighted that Lai Sun, as the owner of CCL, signed all necessary agreements to kick start the project today. We look forward to working closely with Ocean Park as well as Marriott International to realize the design vision of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, which will be a new world-class resort facility in the Southern District.”
Aedas is the architect of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, which will be located in front of Ocean Park’s main entrance with an area of about 17,000 square metres. It will feature three separate hotel wings of up to 6 storeys, with a total gross floor area of approximately 34,000 square metres and provide up to 495 rooms. The middle of the three wings will form a central courtyard with a themed lagoon pool, children’s play area and alfresco dining sections.
Mr. Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive of Ocean Park, concluded, “We are thrilled to witness this auspicious moment of agreement between three world-class companies to launch an ambitious and critically important initiative. Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is a key infrastructure of Ocean Park’s ongoing development. The signing today will propel the works of this appealing project ahead at full steam. With the rail linkage via MTR’s South Island Line (East) expected to be completed in 2016 and our new waterpark slated to open in 2017, the Ocean Hotel will enable us to extend the stay of guests, thereby elevating the appeal of Ocean Park as a destination theme park to a premier international resort destination. This project will also increase hotel room supply in Hong Kong, and provide another distinctive choice for families, FITs, leisure visitors, even Hong Kong residents, as well as Meetings, Incentive Travels, Conventions and Exhibitions event organizers around the world, which in turn help Hong Kong meet the demand of rising tourist arrivals and bolster the city’s competitiveness against emerging regional destinations.”
“We are very grateful for this wonderful partnership with Lai Sun and Ocean Park. Starting 1989, when the first Asia-Pacific Marriott International hotel opened in Hong Kong, we have continually strived to provide world-class hospitality and management to our guests and owners. Although we have grown significantly in Asia since then, Hong Kong remains our headquarters. So we are particularly thrilled to officially announce this exciting Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. We are confident that it will be an outstanding addition to Ocean Park as well as a highly anticipated leisure and business property in this dynamic city for world travelers. ” commented Mr. Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International, Asia Pacific.