Ocean park

Official opening of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel

This week marked the opening of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. The official opening of the three-winged, 471-room property took place on Tuesday, February 19 in the presence of several business representatives and dignitaries from Hong Kong and the Mainland Chinese government.

The hotel adjacent to the theme park was a joint development between Lai Sun Group, Ocean Park Hong Kong and Marriott International. Because of this relationship and its physical proximity to Ocean Park, the hotel has incorporated many eco-friendly elements into its design, both aesthetically and functionally.

In addition to the 16-metre-high three-storey circular aquarium and the extensive use of nature-based decoration, elements such as the energy-efficient design of the hotel’s facade mean that the building meets to the standards of an environmentally friendly gold rating. for BEAM (Building Environmental Assessment Method) Plus New Buildings.

Officiating at the ceremony, Craig Smith, president and general manager of Asia-Pacific for Marriott International, said, “This collaboration is a coming together of like-minded partners and brings together what the Marriott Hotels brand means by inspiring the sparkle. Creating a green urban oasis just minutes 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 that Hong Kong is famous for.

Besides representatives of the hotel’s development partners – Group Chairman Lai Sun Peter Lam and Ocean Park Hong Kong Chairman Leo Kung – among the 1,000 guests at the event were several government figures. Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong SAR Central People’s Government Liaison Office, Qiu Hong, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs popular of China, have made a remarkable appearance. in the Hong Kong SAR, Zhao Jiankai.

Carrie Lam commented on the hotel’s potential, including its use for various conferences and events, saying, “The opening of the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is one of the milestones in transforming Ocean Park in a world-class resort destination. . It enriches the park’s offer, making it more attractive for visitors wishing to stay in the Southern District, as well as for family tourists, MICE events and overseas school excursion programs. I am convinced that the opening of this new Marriott hotel will further propel the development of Ocean Park.