Xin Tian TI Development Corporation (XTT) and Marco Polo Hotels (MPH) held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the construction of the 313-room Marco Polo Ortigas hotel in Manila, Philippines. Construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014, with the grand opening of the hotel to occur soon after.
Samuel Po, President of XTT and Steve Kleinschmidt, President of MPH participated in a morning groundbreaking ceremony at the site to mark the official beginning of the project. Government officials, business partners and guests also attended the ceremony.
“We are incredibly excited to have reached such an important milestone in the construction of the Ortigas Center,” Po said. "I'm looking forward to another celebration when we open the doors."
“We are delighted to be attending the ceremony and this new addition to our portfolio reflects our commitment to the Philippines, which provide us with business opportunities both domestically and internationally.” said Kleinschmidt.
About Marco Polo Ortigas
Located in Ortigas Center, this contemporary 5-star hotel offers spectacular view of the city center and direct access to Meralco Avenue. The hotel will feature 313 rooms and suites including Marco Polo’s signature Continental Club Floor, extensive meeting facilities and signature restaurants including an all day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, a lobby lounge and a Sky Bar. The recreation area will feature an indoor swimming pool, health club and spa.
About Xin Tian Ti Development Corporation
Xin Tian Ti (XTT) is a development corporation established by First SLP to manage the hotel and tourism-related businesses. First SLP Holdings is a duly registered company in the Philippines, headquartered in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The company fully owns JS Unitrade Merchandise Inc. JSU has emerged as one of the top 300 corporations in the country as a prime mover of baby care, feminine hygiene, and geriatric care products with annual revenues of over $100 million. Its success derives from its dedication to achieve supreme quality in service and the products it distributes.
About Marco Polo Hotels
Marco Polo Hotels is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd; a Hong Konglisted company with core business interests in property and investments in communications and container-terminal operations. Marco Polo Hotels’ roots are firmly in Asia, offering a hospitality experience that is warm, efficient, and distinctly Asian. Its’ hotels, located in key business centers in Asia/Pacific, includes Beijing, Hong Kong, Jinjiang, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xiamen in China; Cebu and Davao in the Philippines. Further details on Marco Polo Hotels are available at www.marcopolohotels.com