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18th Apr 2019

Hong Leong Finance Lists Among The World’s Best Banks


Hong Leong Finance Lists Among The World’s Best Banks

HLF Jurong East Branch

18 April 2019 – Hong Leong Finance (HLF) has made it to The Banker’s 2018 Top 1000 World Banks, ranking fifth among the New Arrivals that have joined the list for the first time. It marks a first for a Singapore finance company.

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06th Mar 2019

Hong Leong Finance Achieves Highest Global Market Share With Porsche Financial Services


Hong Leong Finance Achieves Highest Global Market Share With Porsche Financial Services

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6 March 2019 – Singapore has achieved the highest market share of financing Porsche cars in the world in 2018. And to mark this milestone, Porsche Financial Services Group Germany (PFS) today presented Hong Leong Finance (HLF) a special award for achieving the highest ‘market penetration worldwide’ for the German premium sports car manufacturer.

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31st Jan 2019

First Look: The St. Regis Singapore unveils Caroline’s Mansion


First Look: The St. Regis Singapore unveils Caroline’s Mansion

Caroline's Mansion

The St. Regis Singapore has unveiled a new event space. Converted from the hotel’s indoor tennis courts, the new space is known as Caroline’s Mansion, in honour of Caroline Astor – mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV.

Housing 370 square metres of lavish space, designed with original architecture elements from Caroline Astor’s New York home, Caroline’s Mansion boasts nine-metre double-height ceilings and a ballroom that can be divided into three intimate spaces.

This innovative conversion of space started in March 2018 and took ten months to complete. Despite a tough economic climate, there has been increasing interest in high-end venues to host intimate weddings and events. The conversion of the tennis courts increases St. Regis’ space inventory and puts the hotel in an advantageous position to handle the demand for event venues.

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22nd Jan 2019

Renewed Interest In St Regis Residences


Renewed Interest In St Regis Residences

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22 January 2019 – With renewed interest in high-end properties and branded residences as reported by List Sotheby’s International Realty and Knight Frank, St Regis Residences Singapore is poised to attract buying interest. Since the movie release of “Crazy Rich Asians”, Singapore has been basking in the global limelight as the playground for the super-rich.

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21st Jan 2019

HLF Brings Good Cheer To Its SME Customers With A Bevy Of Privileges


HLF Brings Good Cheer To Its SME Customers With A Bevy Of Privileges

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21 Jan 2019 – Hong Leong Finance (HLF) is working with Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) to launch a new loyalty programme that opens a world of special dining, entertainment and accommodation privileges to HLF’s SME customers. Aptly named HLF Exclusive Privileges, this loyalty programme aims to help SMEs in their costs management in business entertainment and marketing.

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09th Jan 2019

M&C rebrands Millennium Mayfair following £50 million revamp


M&C rebrands Millennium Mayfair following £50 million revamp

1. The Biltmore, Mayfair

9 January 2019 – Under a management franchise agreement*, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels’ (M&C) Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, which was closed for renovation last year, will reopen as The Biltmore, Mayfair under Hilton Worldwide Holding’s new LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel collection. This will be Hilton’s first European hotel under its LXR collection in London.

The refurbishment, which is estimated to cost approximately £50 million, started in November 2017 and the hotel was closed entirely at the beginning of July 2018.

The luxury hotel, situated in a prime location in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will open for business in Spring 2019.

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Seniors Keep Fit And Youthful With Tea And Yoga

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30 January 2019 – More than 40 elderly beneficiaries learnt some secrets to growing old
gracefully at Hong Leong Foundation’s charity event, held at Copthorne King’s Hotel today.
The seniors from Bo Tien Home for the Aged and Kheng Chiu Loke Tin Kee Home enjoyed a morning
focused on health and wellness. They were hosted by staff volunteers from member companies in Hong
Leong Group Singapore.

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M&C to rebrand Millennium Mayfair following £50 million revamp

1. The Biltmore, Mayfair

9 January 2019 – Under a management franchise agreement*, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels’ (M&C) Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, which was closed for renovation last year, will reopen as The Biltmore, Mayfair under Hilton Worldwide Holding’s new LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel collection. This will be Hilton’s first European hotel under its LXR collection in London.

The refurbishment, which is estimated to cost approximately £50 million, started in November 2017 and the hotel was closed entirely at the beginning of July 2018.

The luxury hotel, situated in a prime location in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will open for business in Spring 2019. The  hotel will offer 257 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, many with views over Grosvenor Square, as well as 51 highly-curated and beautifully designed suites, which will reflect the property’s origin as a sophisticated and elegant London private residence.

Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Chairman of M&C, said, “This is part of the Group’s repositioning of the former Millennium Hotel London Mayfair as a new five-star deluxe hotel. We are familiar with Hilton, having partnered them on several hotel management contracts such as Millennium Seoul Hilton, Millennium Bangkok Hilton and Millennium Hilton New York.”

M&C is among the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and was ranked  41st largest hotel group in the world in 2017 under the 325 Hotels List by HOTELS Magazine. M&C is the hotel arm of property giant City Developments Limited (CDL). Both M&C and CDL are members of Hong Leong Group Singapore.

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Celebrating Christmas The St. Regis Way

Christmas Light-up at The St Regis Singapore

11 December 2018 – Nothing spells Christmas more than the smell of pine, the laughter of children and a uniformed man presiding over an audience with a bottle of Champagne and a saber. This scene set the stage for The St. Regis Singapore’s annual lighting of the Christmas tree  and ceremonial ritual of champagne sabering, where over 130 hotel guests and residents from the St. Regis Residences attended.

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MHR Teams Up With SPH To Offer Digital Newspapers To Guests

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To help Singaporeans abroad stay connected to news from home, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has partnered Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) to offer guests complimentary digital access to The Straits Times.

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Millennium Hotels And Resorts Deploys Robotic Solutions

AUSCA in Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 30 October 2018 – Following the highly successful launch of ‘AUSCA’, the world’s first Autonomous Service Chef Associate, at M Social Singapore in 2017, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), the hotel arm of property giant City Developments Limited (CDL), is pleased to deploy AUSCA to the group’s five other Singapore properties…

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