Meritus Hotels & Resorts is pledging its support towards the nation's bid as the host city for the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) with a representative 100-strong Meritus Contingent at the Final Countdown at the Padang on 21 February 2008.
The winning city will be announced by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr Jacques Rogge, at the Padang via live worldwide telecast and web cast. To mark the occasion, leading agencies involved in the YOG bid committee have organised a carnival at the Padang to be attended by avid supporters comprising of about 700 companies.
Meritus Hotels & Resorts has always shown keen support in national-level initiatives and events, especially those pertaining to the nation's tourism trade. In congruence with leading governmental agencies' effort, Meritus Hotels & Resorts will show its support for this national endeavour and participate in the event decked in red, the nation's colour.
Consisting of service level personnel to executive staff from both Meritus Mandarin Singapore and Marina Mandarin Singapore, almost every department from the two hotels are represented in this momentous event.
The 100-strong Meritus Contingent will march to the carnival led by the iconic Meritus brand ambassadors, showcasing its striking red cheongsam. The "Mandarin Girls", as they are affectionately known, have always been lauded for their exemplary delivery of Asian grace, warmth and care.
Mr Ang, General Manager of the Meritus Mandarin says, "This is a really special occasion for our country and we want to make our support and presence known. This inaugural sporting event will be an excellent opportunity for us to showcase Singapore as a key destination for world-class events and we are very proud to be associated with it. We certainly hope that Singapore wins the bid but whatever the outcome, I think we have already won in a different way, judging from the tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm from the businesses and communities."
About Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Home of Asian grace, warmth and care. Meritus is a luxury Asian brand that prides itself in offering the finest hospitality for both business and leisure travellers.
Trading under a Latin name that denotes ‘deserving of merit' fused into an Asian mark that depicts quality of excellence and worth, portraying a true representation of our eastern roots with respect towards western sophistication.
We are a Singapore based hotel management company, owned by Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd, with a focus on delivering our signature Asian grace, warmth and care experience. We currently have a diversified portfolio of owned and managed hotels and resorts throughout South East Asia. For more information please, visit www.meritus-hotels.com