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 September 16, 2014
Marco Polo Hotels Appoints Philippe Caretti Vice President, Operations

 Marco Polo Hotels has appointed Mr. Philippe Caretti as Vice President, Operations. Previously holding the position as Senior Vice President, Operations -- China of Kempinski Hotels for the past 6 years where he oversaw 19 properties and 7 projects, Mr. Caretti brings with him 22 years of experience working in Asia. Prior to Kempinski, he held senior managerial positions with reputable organisations such as Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Mr. Caretti will continue to oversee all aspects of the operations and business performance for all 14 Marco Polo hotels. His strong interpersonal and hotel organisation skills, coupled with his ability to successfully tackle new challenges through cross-cultural environments, will enhance the quality and financial performance of all properties as the company's portfolio continues to grow and flourish in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines.

"I am delighted to announce the appointment of Philippe," said Mr. Eric Waldburger, President of Marco Polo Hotels. "His past experience in the Asia region will continue our tradition of product and service excellence, following the spirit of Marco Polo Hotels."

Marco Polo Hotels

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, Marco Polo Hotels currently operates 14 owned or managed upscale, full-service hotels throughout Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. The group has a further 2 hotels announced or currently under development. Marco Polo properties are well-known and established addresses for business and leisure travellers 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.