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 July 24, 2013
Marco Polo Hotels Promotes Andre Scholl To Chief Operating Officer

 Eric Waldburger, President of the Marco Polo Hotels has nnounced the promotion of Andre Scholl to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Andre Scholl was previously Vice President, Group Operations.

In his new position as Chief Operating Officer, Andre will spearhead the operational design and service delivery of The Wharf Holdings Limited's six new hotels (opening between 2014 -- 2017) as well as new managed hotels in the pipeline which kicks off with Manila in the first quarter of 2014. He will oversee new projects development which will further expand the Marco Polo Hotels reach and positioning as a global player. He will also deputize the group's President in maximizing financial performance and Sales and Marketing initiatives.

"At Marco Polo Hotels, we stand firmly behind our ethos of nurturing talent from within. Andre has not only been a leader in this principle, he is also an exemplary model of internal advancement. This promotion recognizes Andre's contribution and earmarks him for continued development with the company. Andre will no doubt continue to embrace our company's operating philosophy and his role will be crucial in taking the company to the next level of product and service excellence. Our corporate executive team and I congratulate Andre on his achievement," said Mr. Eric Waldburger, President of Marco Polo Hotels.

Andre will continue to oversee all aspects of the operations and business performance for all 13 Marco Polo hotels. Since joining in 2008, Andre has significantly improved the service and product of all these hotels in terms of quality as well as their financial performance. He has also lead operational teams in the successful opening of new hotels in China, including Foshan, Jinjiang and Suzhou. He has played a vital role in talent development which is a critical to the company's future success especially in today's highly competitive recruitment markets.

Andre has more than 20 years hands-on hotel management experience in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific; working with some of the leading luxury international hotel chains which include the Shangri-La, Conrad and Mandarin Oriental. He has a wealth of global experience and played an important part in the company's growth and expansion.

Marco Polo Hotels

Like the Italian explorer from whom the company is named, Marco Polo Hotels believes that travel is about discovery and experience -- whether for business or leisure. Its roots are firmly in Asia, offering an exceptional experience demanded by discerning travellers. Located in key business and cultural centres in Asia/Pacific, each Marco Polo hotel is as distinctive and unique as the destination in which it resides and our portfolio of hotels continues to grow to become the best hotel choice for both business and leisure travellers in Asia.