|July 28, 2014|
Niccolo Hotel's First General Manager
|Niccolo Hotels, a natural evolution to luxury for the Marco Polo portfolio, was launched on 7 July with Andrew Abram as the brand's first General Manager. The first hotel under the new Niccolo brand is Niccolo Chengdu, where Abram took up the post earlier this year to establish the new brand's personality and standards - taking it to the highest levels of hospitality. The inaugural Niccolo Hotel will open in early 2015 within the upscale International Finance Square (IFS) Chengdu in China's Sichuan province.|
Originally from Scotland, Abram brings over 20 years of international hotel industry experience in managing luxury properties in addition to a celebrated marketing background. With over 10 years of General Management leadership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group coupled with 14 years of sales and marketing experience, culminating in the launch of the Jumeirah International brand, Abram is ideally qualified to understand and deliver all that is required for the launch of a new luxury brand.
"The launch of the Niccolo brand will present many opportunities not least with our first property in Chengdu; to be part of the IFS family provides a very strong foundation to secure our market position quickly while establishing the brand for future growth" said Abram. "Our success, however, will be the result of our people and how to immerse our guests in New Encounters and Timeless Pleasures."
New Encounters. Timeless Pleasures.
Niccolo is a collection of 'contemporary urban chic' hotels with the most desirable, highly prized addresses. At heart, we are discoverers and rediscoverers of luxury experiences, styles and tastes. While the hotels are meccas of modern sophistication, Niccolo also highly values the timeless pleasures of impeccable hospitality from another era.
Marco Polo Hotels
A wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, Marco Polo Hotels currently operates 13 owned or managed upscale, full-service hotels throughout Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. The group has a further 8 hotels announced or currently under development, with 2 new hotels scheduled to open in the next 12 months. Marco Polo properties are well-known and established addresses for business and leisure travelers throughout the Asian region, with a proven reputation for exceptional service and an appreciation for their local identity. The brand maintains its long-standing ethos of discovery, creating unique guest experiences and drawing on the key philosophies of its namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture - just as Marco Polo's modern travellers are today.