Ocean Park, Hong Kong, has issued a tender invitation to for the development of a resort hotel targeted for completion in the third quarter of 2016.
Ocean Park has ambitions to become a “premier international resort destination” with the addition of new attractions from 2014 and the development of a hotel scheduled to open in late 2016.
Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of Ocean Park, said, “Having been recognised as a world-leading theme park with our recent Applause Award accolade, we are now ready to transform Ocean Park into a premier international resort destination and further fulfil our role as a major pillar of Hong Kong’s tourism industry…
“Further to the completion of our Master Redevelopment Plan, which expanded the Park significantly, Ocean Park will be unveiling a number of world-class attractions beginning in 2014. A new shark aquarium, created from the former Atoll Reef, will open in the third quarter of 2014. This will be followed by the opening of the much-anticipated koala exhibit in the fourth quarter of 2014. More exciting still is the on-going planning work for the redevelopment of the now-closed Tai Shue Wan area into a water park. We look forward to sharing each exciting milestone with the people of Hong Kong and visitors from all over the world alike. ”
The 495-room “Ocean Hotel” is to be situated in front of Ocean Park’s main entrance. The project is expected to create 3, 500 new employment positions during the construction phase and around 500 permanent hospitality positions once completed.
The closing date for tender submissions is 8 April 2013, with contracts signed during the fourth quarter of 2013.
Details of the tender can be found here.