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Michael Sengol Ends Term as Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts

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SINGAPORE, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Dr Stephen Riady, Executive Chairman of Singapore Exchange-listed Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) Limited, announced the stepping down of Michael Sengol from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of OUE.

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“Michael has delivered the business objectives I set for him, and I am grateful for his contribution that led to greater awareness for our heritage hospitality brand and the unprecedented financial results he achieved for the division since taking helm at Meritus,” said Dr Riady.

In 2010, Michael returned to Singapore after many years of being overseas to take on the challenge of turning around the Meritus brand. Under his leadership, the brand received numerous recognition in the industry for productivity and excellence.

Added Dr Riady, “As an organisation focused on driving growth, we intend to build on the successes that Michael has started for the hospitality division. Meanwhile, I wish Michael every success as he pursues his personal interests.”

Notes to Editors

About Meritus Hotels & Resorts

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is the hospitality division of Singapore Exchange-listed Overseas Union Enterprise Limited (OUE) which is amongst the key property players in Asia, and one of the few integrated developers in Singapore boasting a complete portfolio of prime assets across the retail, commercial, residential, and hospitality sectors.

As an award-winning hospitality brand, Meritus is synonymous with Asian hospitality and heritage, with luxury properties strategically located in key cities and idyllic resort destinations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Mainland China. Its current portfolio includes the flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Meritus Surabaya City Centre, Meritus Mandarin Haikou, and Meritus Shantou China.

Meritus Hotels & Resorts was recently awarded the Most Popular Heritage Brand by Singapore Prestige Brand Awards 2011.

For more information and to enjoy Best Rates by Meritus, visit

For further press information, please contact:

Janice Azupardo
Regional Vice President, Branding & Communications
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +65-6831-6385

Grace Ho
Branding & Communications Manager
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +65-6831-6054

SOURCE﹛Meritus Hotels & Resorts

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July 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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Amazing Mid-Year Getaways with Carlson Rezidor’s Hot Deals

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SINGAPORE, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Enjoy a mid-year break with the return of Hot Deals, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s mid-year promotion exclusively for its Asia Pacific hotels. Book any hotel in Asia Pacific, across all brands – Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) – and save up to 30% off the best room rates. Simply make a reservation from now until September 9, 2012 for a minimum two-night stay between July 1 and November 30, 2012 to take advantage of the hottest hotel deals in Asia Pacific.

To put that extra sizzle into a Hot Deals hotel stay, all guests will be rewarded with 10,000 Bonus Gold Points® for Club Carlson(SM) loyalty program for stays between July 17 and September 30, 2012. They simply need to sign up as Club Carlson members and register for the “Two Nights. 10,000 Points.” promotion via to qualify for their bonus points. In addition, new Club Carlson members will also receive a welcome reward of 1,000 Bonus Gold Points. Club Carlson Gold Points can be used to redeem free room nights at Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide, making these Hot Deals the perfect way for guests to reward themselves further by trying out new hotels in exciting destinations.

“Hot Deals make business travel and vacations extra special with fabulous savings and bonus loyalty points. It is our way of thanking and rewarding our guests. Following the overwhelmingly positive response that we received from our previous Hot Deals promotions, we are confident that this season it will be equally as popular with our guests across Asia Pacific. Hot Deals enables business and leisure travelers to maximize their savings and enjoy planning more trips, the smartest way to travel right now,” said Lucinda Semark, executive vice president, Revenue Generation, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.

Hot Deals is Carlson Rezidor’s multi-brand promotion, which happens twice a year, across Asia Pacific. Hot Deals rewards loyal guests with special perks such as Club Carlson bonus points, on top of huge savings on the best hotel rates at all Carlson Rezidor hotels in the Asia Pacific region, to offer guests the opportunity to extend their holidays, book more trips and try out new hotels in exciting new destinations.

For more information or booking enquiries, please visit:

Toll-free numbers:

China 400 6780 290 (Mainland)
China 800 96 8356 (Hong Kong)
Australia 1 800 333 333
India 1 800 1800 333
Singapore 800 616 1283
Thailand 001 800 61 10504

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group — born in early 2012 — is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson(SM), one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, and Brussels, Belgium.

Contact details

Joanna Ong
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Kate O’Shea
AKA Asia

Ben Gardeen
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+1-763-212-1418 or +1-763-212-8129

SOURCE Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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July 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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