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 December 04, 2014
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Creates New Post, General Manager of Asia Operations

 Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C), has announced the appointment of Mr. Richard Ong in a newly-created position of General Manager, Operations, Asia.

Mr. Ong will assist the Senior Vice President, Asia, based in Singapore, to oversee the operations of M&C's 13 regional hotels to drive and optimise operational excellence, improve cost efficiency, and enhance guest satisfaction.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has more than three decades of hospitality experience across countries such as Singapore, Australia, China, Japan and Korea.

Mr. Ong held several key leadership appointments with international brands like Raffles International
Limited, Ascott International Management, Carlton Hotel Singapore and The Westin Stamford & Westin
Plaza, Singapore. During the course of his career, Mr. Ong has led large teams covering Operations, Sales & Marketing, F&B, hotel renovations and pre-opening of hotels.

Prior to joining M&C, Mr. Ong was the General Manager of ANA/Crowne Plaza Osaka, Japan. M&C also announced the appointment of Mr. Pjey Mayandi as Hotel Manager of Studio M Singapore.

In his new role, Mr. Mayandi will lead and drive the overall performance of Studio M Singapore, the first fully loft-inspired hotel in Singapore. With its convenient location near the city's main business and shopping attractions, the hip and avant-garde style hotel makes it a great stay for business or leisure.

He joins Studio M Singapore with more than 20 years of experience including 8 in the international hospitality industry. He has worked in countries such as Dubai, Qatar, Oman and Singapore.

M&C is the London-listed subsidiary of City Developments Limited (CDL), a property giant listed in
Singapore. Both CDL and M&C are members of the Hong Leong Group of companies.