Ocean Park have signed agreements with Lai Sun (development and sub-lease) and Marriott International (services operation and management) for the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel project.
The six storey Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, designed by architect Aedas, will be located at Ocean Park’s main entrance will provide around 495 rooms over three wings. A central courtyard will include a themed lagoon, children’s play area and outdoor dining. The hotel is part of Ocean Park's HK$5.5 billion Master Redevelopment Plan (MRP).
Commenting on the agreements, Mr. Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive of Ocean Park, said, “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.”
Mr. Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International, Asia Pacific, added, “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 travellers.”
Image: Ocean Park. (From left) Mr. Lester Lam and Mr. Chew Fook Aun from Lai Sun, Prof. Becky Loo and Mr. Richard Tsang from Ocean Park, as well as Mr. Peter Gassner and Mr. Sam Farrands representing Marriott International.