Marking a landmark move into the fintech space, Hong Leong Finance (HLF) will be launching HLF FASTPAY, a multi-currency e-wallet app that comes with a virtual Visa Prepaid Card for customers to enjoy more payment solutions safely and securely. The launch will take place tomorrow (20 May).
In collaboration with Nium, the global platform for modern money movement, HLF FASTPAY provides a seamless cross-border digital payment solution for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporates and consumers to manage and transfer funds in multiple currencies safely, quickly and cost-efficiently.
It is an all-in-one payment solution incorporating remittance service locally and internationally, currency exchange, as well as Visa card payment.Read Full Article
Millennium Hotels and Resorts will be launching M Social Decentraland on 5 May 2022, making it the world’s first hospitality group to operate a hotel in the metaverse virtual world. Modelled on different M Social hotels around the world, the new hotel encapsulates M Social’s brand essence of being a trendsetting lifestyle and aims to be a place for all to gather and discover the virtual reality universe of Decentraland.
Located near Genesis Plaza, at the heart of Decentraland, the latest hotel by Millennium Hotels and Resorts sits on prime digital land. Similar to its brick-and-mortar sister hotels, M Social Decentraland is positioned as a hub for explorers keen to discover new experiences and connect with like-minded individuals. The virtual hotel flaunts a giant “M” on each of its four sides, with glass exteriors and neon pink accents creating a sleek interior look.Read Full Article
Some 130 elderly (aged 60 to 100) from six senior homes embarked on a day trip to Hong Kong earlier today. Together with Hong Leong Foundation, they experienced the sights and sounds of the lunar new year festivities in the bustling city. The entire event was broadcast live via Zoom where the elderly could enjoy the overseas day trip from the comfort and security of the senior homes.
The seniors are from Adventist Home for the Elders, Singapore Baptist Convention Golden Age Home, St Andrew’s Cathedral Home, St John’s Home for Elderly Persons, St. Vincent Home, and Zion Home for the Aged.Read Full Article
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, inspired by the Singapore River and the rich history behind it, has launched an uplifting light art installation.
The hotel has partnered with Very Small Exhibition, an experimental art collective, to install special light art – as part of the Very Momentary Exhibition Series, which will run every night from 5 to 14 February, 8pm to 6am.
The exhibition led by local artist Lee Wei Lieh will deliver this artistic vision for hotel guests, residents in the Robertson Quay-Singapore River neighbourhood and members of the public to enjoy a memorable and exciting display of lights.Read Full Article
My Millennium, the global guest loyalty programme of Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), has proven its successful track record again by taking home multiple awards in this year’s Loyalty & Engagement Awards and Marketing Excellence Awards.
My Millennium beat shortlisted contenders from across South Asia, Southeast Asia and ANZ regions to clinch Gold for Best Regional Loyalty Campaign and Silver for Best Loyalty Programme – Travel/Hospitality at the Loyalty & Engagement Awards. It followed up this feat at its first Marketing Excellence Awards by winning Silver for Excellence in Loyalty Marketing. Both Awards were held earlier this month.Read Full Article
Ahead of the new “Vaccinate or Regular Testing” regime that comes into effect on 1 October, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) in Singapore has achieved a 100% vaccination rate for its frontline employees.
As of 20 September, all 536 frontline employees across the six Singapore hotels – Orchard Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, M Hotel, Copthorne King’s, Studio M, M Social – and the corporate office have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Read Full Article
Beast & Butterflies jazzes up its weekly dining programme with irresistible daily specials to tempt all who seek pleasure in food and drinks. The restaurant’s daily offerings are set to tantalise taste buds with the freshest ingredients, tease with exceptional value, and pledge an unparalleled community dining experience. With these crazy weekly deals on repeat, there is a reason to dine at Beast & Butterflies every day.Read Full Article
Millennium Hotels and Resorts is marking M Social’s first outpost in Europe with the opening of M Social Hotel Paris Opera on 9 September. The new lifestyle offering will merge the elegance of the historical Parisian lifestyle with contemporary design, vibrant art and inviting rooms to create an enchanting retreat for guests to gather, work and discover all that Paris has to offer.
The 163-room hotel is enviably located at 12 Boulevard Haussmann, in the heart of Opéra making it within walking distance to some of the city’s most famous landmarks including the Louvre, the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge. To cater to a new diverse community of travellers, EUR 5.4 million was spent on refurbishing the former Millennium Paris Opera into more contemporary lodgings.Read Full Article
As Singapore celebrates its 56th birthday, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) embraces the spirit of ‘Singapore Together’ with special F&B and Staycation deals for vaccinated guests at its six hotels in Singapore.
From luxe retreats to locally inspired gourmet experiences, vaccinated guests can claim special offers by showing proof of vaccination.Read Full Article
15 June 2021 – Millennium Broadway Times Square is pleased to announce that the hotel will be transitioning back into Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ (MHR) portfolio of brands. Owned by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited, this 52-storey landmark hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan on 145 West 44th Street with Broadway and Times Square right outside its door. This 626-room hotel is surrounded by Broadway theatres, restaurants and New York City’s best attractions and nightlife. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, the Empire State Building, famous 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue shopping are all within walking distance.Read Full Article
NEW YORK, NY. – May 27, 2021 – Today, Millennium Hotels and Resorts announced the opening M Social Times Square New York, marking the brand’s first outpost in the United States. The new lifestyle offering will merge the energy of Times Square with contemporary design, vibrant art and inviting rooms to create an engaging retreat for guests to gather, work and discover all that New York has to offer.
The 480-room hotel is located at 226 West 52nd Street, in the heart of Times Square and walking distance to New York’s best attractions, including Broadway, the Theater District, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue. A hub for explorers, M Social features spaces that are designed to be accessible, comfortable and practical to guests needs, including outdoor venues with some of the best views of the city.Read Full Article
Singapore, 25 April 2021 – As at 6pm today, One-North Eden saw 140 units (or nearly 85%) of the project’s 165 units snapped up during its virtual launch weekend, April 24 and 25. Developed by TID Pte Ltd, One-North Eden is the first residential launch in the one-north hub in 14 years.
Take-up rate was strong across all unit types with the selling price working out to about S$1,800 to S$2,250 per square foot (psf). One-bedroom plus study and two-bedroom units proved the most popular and were quickly sold out at 10am on the first day of launch.Read Full Article
Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) was recently conferred “Best International Hotel Management Group of China” at the 2021 AHF Asia Hotel and Travel Forum Annual Meeting and 16th China Hotel Starlight Awards Ceremony. The event, which was held in Shanghai, China, also saw the global hospitality leader win at the property level, with Millennium Resort Wuyishan listed among the “Top 10 Resort Hotels of China”.Read Full Article
Singapore, 6 April 2021 – One-North Eden has been generating high levels of interest well-ahead of its launch. Strategically located in the one-north technology enclave of Fusionopolis, Biopolis and Mediapolis, it is the first mixed-use development to be launched in the iconic precinct since 2007. Previews begin from Saturday, 10 April 2021 and bookings on 24 April 2021 when the project is launched.
Home to many high-tech companies, the one-north area draws a large pool of local and foreign talent. Tapping on this growing working population, this makes the launch of One-North Eden timely and highly anticipated, contributing to its attractive appeal.Read Full Article
Singapore, 23 March 2021 – Ramping up efforts to push Singapore towards being a green and sustainable city, Hong Leong Finance (HLF) has today announced the launch of the nation’s first green vehicle financing initiative for vehicle rental companies.
This new initiative comes in two parts. Firstly, HLF is offering the Vehicle-Green Loan at a competitive rate as low as 1.5% per annum up to seven years to steer the vehicle rental sector towards green vehicles usage. This package is available for fully electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid vehicles (a combination of a petrol engine with an electric motor).Read Full Article
Singapore, 4 February 2021 – Nearly 330 elderly from six senior homes enjoyed a specially curated virtual wildlife adventure with Hong Leong Foundation and Wildlife Reserves Singapore earlier today (4 February). Established in 1980, Hong Leong Foundation is the charity arm of Hong Leong Group Singapore and is a regular and committed supporter in education, welfare, the elderly, heritage and the Arts.
The senior residents aged 60 to 105 are from Adventist Home for the Elders, Kheng Chiu Loke Tin Kee Home, St Andrew’s Cathedral Home for the Aged, St. Vincent Home, Tai Pei Old People’s Home and Zion Home for the Aged.Read Full Article
Singapore/London, 21 December 2020 – The Bailey’s Hotel London, a luxury Victorian-style hotel operated and owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), has been named among London’s top 20 cool and unusual hotels by Global Grasshopper, an award-winning travel blog and resource for independent travellers.
Global Grasshopper praised the “immaculately presented” The Bailey’s Hotel – restored from a 19th century townhouse – for its “quintessentially English, old-world charm”, replete with a sweeping staircase, intricate stonework and stained-glass windows.Read Full Article
Sincere Property Group (Sincere 协信远创), one of China’s top 100 developers, announced today strong sales and higher average selling prices (ASPs) for the Phase 3 launch of its prestigious residential project in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, reflecting improving homebuyer sentiment as the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-day Phase 3 sales of TianFengHe Mansion (协信天奉合府) on 10 November 2020 reached RMB 150 million. Of the 762 total units of the project, 540 units have been launched, of which 430 units or close to 80% were sold leading up to 25 November 2020.Read Full Article
A year after delisting from the London Stock Exchange, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited (M&C), a global hospitality leader, disclosed today major initiatives that will prepare it for a recovery by as early as 2021 from the recent challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The privatisation granted M&C greater agility and cushioned impact of the pandemic. Lessons learned and operational changes in recent months have helped to lay a much stronger foundation. Properties across the globe have started to show ‘green shoots’ of improvements in occupancy and Gross Operating Profit (GOP) from the second half of 2020 which are expected to gain momentum in 2021.Read Full Article
The Hong Leong Group, one of Singapore’s most established business groups and parent of SGX-listed City Developments Limited (CDL), was named today as winner of the Family Business Award of Excellence at the highly-prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2020 Singapore awards.
The award conferred by K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and
Minister for Law, at a virtual ceremony, recognises Hong Leong Group for its
ability to harmonise business and family matters, enabling the execution of business
and living out family values.
City Developments Limited (CDL) announced today the appointment of Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Pte. Ltd. (Deloitte) as its External Financial Advisor to assist in further evaluating and reviewing its 51.01% joint venture equity investment in Sincere Property Group (Sincere) based in China.
The CDL investment of an effective 51.01% stake in Sincere, completed in April 2020, is a strategic investment which provides CDL with a platform established over 26 years, comprising different asset classes across 18 cities in China. Sincere is ranked in China among the Top 100 Developers by China’s Real Estate Association and one of the Top 10 Business Park Developers and Operators.Read Full Article
Need a change in scenery? Swop your home office for the plush surroundings of a hotel. Elevate your “Work From Home” (WFH) experience by working from a hotel along Orchard Road instead.
Park yourself amidst the luxurious and comfortable surroundings of the refreshed Orchard Hotel Singapore. Visually stunning with an interior design that reflects the lush and botanical provenance of historical Orchard Road, rejuvenate your senses and give your productivity a boost at the stylish lobby lounge.Read Full Article
Following news that Singaporeans will be receiving their government-issued tourism vouchers in December, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has launched a “Yacht-cation Escape” package for those wanting something different to spend their vouchers on.
“Travel restrictions have been hard on Singaporeans who are fond of travelling and many are faced with spending the December holidays at home with nowhere to go. We wanted to create a special experience for Singaporeans to escape the doldrums by feeling like royalty for a day,” said Mr Lee Richards, Vice President Operations, South East Asia.
The “Yacht-cation Escape” promises to be an indulgent break that will have guests pampered at their Millennium hotel of choice, followed by an exciting sailing adventure to explore the Southern Islands of Singapore. From lavish accommodations to a luxury yacht ride, guests can revel in superstar treatment while sipping on sparkling wine and gourmet food.Read Full Article