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 March 25, 2014
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Appoints Yves Thoma As Resident Manager

 Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has announced the appointment of Mr Yves Thoma as Resident Manager. He was previously General Manager of the Happy Valley Clubhouse under the Hong Kong Jockey Club for six years.

A German national who graduated from The Hotel School of Lausanne (Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne) in Switzerland and holder of an Ivey Executive MBA from Western Ontario University (Canada), Mr Thoma is fluent in several languages including German, French, English and Spanish. In 1997, he relocated to Hong Kong and started his career at The Regent and then moved to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, where he held executive positions at both the clubhouses and racecourses.

"With Mr Thoma's wealth in international exposure, it is believed that Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel will be navigated to a new zenith." said Mr Mark Heywood, Area General Manager of Marco Polo hotels, Hong Kong.

As Resident Manager for Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Mr Thoma will be assisting the general manager in day-to-day operations of the Hotel, focusing on maximizing profitability and maintaining superior product and service standards across all departments.

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is part of Harbour City -- Hong Kong's largest shopping complex, housing over 450 shops, including the world's leading brands and a myriad of dining options.

Comprised of 665 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many of which offer breathtaking waterfront views of the celebrated Victoria Harbour, the hotel also offers the ultimate in personalised service with The Continental Club. Within a short walk are landmarks such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Space Museum, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the 1881 Heritage. The hotel is also on the doorstep of Star Ferry terminal and MTR subway stations.

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a lobby lounge, a gym, an all-day dining outlet and themed restaurants on Level 6 including Cucina which showcases an Italian open kitchen. Cafe Marco on Level 1 features a wide variety of gourmet cuisines from all over the world. The Hotel's versatile meeting and event facilities can accommodate more than 430 guests, with the dedicated service of a professional Banquet and Events Team.

The hotel is part of Marco Polo Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed company with core business interests in property and investments in communications and container-terminal operations. Other Marco Polo Hotels properties include the Gateway and the Prince in Hong Kong, as well as hotels in mainland China and the Philippines.