HONG KONG 5 February 2018: Wharf Hotels has named Walter Ng as group director business development.
Reporting to the vice president, finance and business development, he will lead the business development team to explore new business opportunities, leasing, investments, acquisitions and hotel management agreements.
Ng has 15 years of development experience and has managed a number of international real estate and hotel focused mixed-use projects.
He has held various senior positions in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and New York including roles with Marriott International Asia-Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited and the Far East Organisation.
“We are confident that he will further strengthen the Niccolo and Marco Polo portfolios and expand our footprint in markets which fit the group’s strategic growth plans,” said Wharf Hotels finance and business development vice president Lucinda Chan.
The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong and currently operates 16 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines.
The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand’s flagship hotel, with two new Niccolo hotels currently under development in China following successful openings in Chengdu and Chongqing.