July 9, 2017 (Shenzhen) –Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels announces today that they have officially grouped under Wharf Hotels Management Limited, the management company name for the hotel group, with immediate effect. This marks an exciting new chapter in the company’s evolution, with Wharf Hotels as the trading name for Wharf Hotels Management Limited.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, and a subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Wharf Hotels currently manages fourteen hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines under the iconic legacy brand of Marco Polo Hotels and the new luxury brand, Niccolo Hotels. Another four hotels are currently under development, which will bring the portfolio to eighteen hotels.

In line with its vision to expand their hotel footprint in Asia Pacific, the new name allows for differentiated and defined strategies to be developed for both brands. The naming convention for Niccolo and Marco Polo operating hotels will remain unchanged.

“Wharf Hotels is a unique management identity for Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels which allows us to further strengthen the positioning of our brands and explore new development opportunities,” said Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels. Cronin also added, “Marco Polo Hotels are already well established in the region while our new brand, Niccolo Hotels, inspired by contemporary urban chic luxury, will increase from one to five hotels within the next eighteen months, as we continue to secure new opportunities in the pipeline”.

Wharf Hotels, inheriting the Wharf Group’s mission of Building for Tomorrow with a proven track record in management and value creation, emanates the spirit of travel and discovery at the core of its namesake brands. Wharf Hotels will be a business entity for usage in corporate contracting, development, talent and other business-to-business platforms.


About Marco Polo Shenzhen
Marco Polo Shenzhen is located in the heart of Futian Central Business District, and is only 15 minutes to the Luohu Railway Station and Shenzhen Bay Port, 20 minutes to Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport, and 10 minutes to Futian/Huanggang Checkpoint. The 391 well-appointed rooms and suites are equipped with broadband Internet access, luxurious bathrooms, and state-of-the-art communications and entertainment facilities. Situated from the 35th to 41st floors of the hotel, The Continental Club provides the most luxurious accommodations for travelers. The hotel has 6 restaurants and bars, including Café Marco, Margarita Bar, Connect (lobby lounge), Carrianna Chinese Restaurant, Nishimura Japanese Restaurant and MC Club. Marco Polo Shenzhen has 31 function rooms, including Marco Polo Ballroom and one auditorium, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people and provide the ideal Shenzhen venue for meetings, seminars, and social events. The hotel’s fully equipped Fitness Center includes a gym, sauna, and outdoor swimming pool, and hotel guests can indulge in relaxing spa treatments at the renowned Pure Spa.

For more information please visit marcopolohotels.com


About Global Hotel Alliance
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