Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Preferred Hotel Group successfully held at Regal Airport Hotel

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The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Preferred Hotel Group took place at the Regal Airport Hotel from October 27 to 29, 2009.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Preferred Hotel Group took place at the Regal Airport Hotel from October 27 to 29, 2009. The theme of this three-day meeting was “Strong Reasons Make Strong Actions,” a famous quotation from William Shakespeare, aiming at overviewing the global perspective and the corporate strategy, as well as reviewing the Asian market trend.

Around 80 professional hoteliers from the member hotels in Asia-Pacific attended the meeting. A cocktail reception was hosted by Regal Airport Hotel on October 27, 2009 to extend the warmest welcome to all participants. The chairman of the board and CEO of Preferred Hotel Group, Mr. John Ueberroth, kicked off the meeting by giving his speech of global perspective and company overview. The meeting program included an influential line-up of specialist speakers from Preferred Hotel Group and other marketplaces, as well as roundtable discussion.

Mr. John Ueberroth said: “On behalf of all the Preferred Hotel Group teams, sincere thanks for Regal Airport Hotel’s kind hospitality and generosity to all delegates during our meeting. It was a pleasure to stay with the hotel and understand firsthand why it is the ‘Best Airport Hotel in the World.’ Again, most sincere thanks to the entire team.”

Ms. Linda Roark, vice president, meetings and events of Preferred Hotel Group, said: “First, let me thank you for the interest your hotel took in this meeting and the time committed to oversee all the details. Your team was [an] excellent liaison to the planning departments within the hotel and made sure every meeting, break, and meal was prepared correctly and beautifully. Your kind banquet and audio-visual associates welcomed us warmly each morning prior to the meeting and stood by to assist with any last-minute or updated requests. The housekeeping polished our guest rooms and delivered surprise gifts to us with their invisible moments in the hallways and rooms. It was all so welcoming and seamless!

“It is always a mixed blessing to host one of our VIP meetings. We believe it is a great opportunity for our best hotels to present themselves to their peers. Congratulations for being such gracious and excellent hosts to our members. Again, most sincere thanks to your entire staff of excellent employees.”

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Mr. Mark Simmons, area managing director Asia of Preferred Hotel Group, stated: “The 2009 Preferred Hotel Group Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting in Hong Kong was the biggest and most successful in our history and a great deal of the result was the performance, attention to details, and overall staff friendliness and professionalism that the team of Regal Airport Hotel showed to all the guests. Thank all management and associates for their fantastic efforts. Preferred Hotel Group greatly values our relationship with Regal Hotels and look[s] forward to continuing to work closely with Regal as we grow business together.”


Regal Airport Hotel Meeting & Conference Centre is the only hotel connected directly to the passenger terminal of Hong Kong International Airport by an enclosed, air-conditioned, link bridge. With sophisticated transportation networks, the hotel is just 23 minutes from the business, finance, and shopping district of Central via the Airport Express Line (AEL). The super-speed AEL brings you to the AsiaWorld-Expo in 1 minute or you can take a 5-minute walk through the direct footpath connection, while the nearby Hong Kong Disneyland is within an easy access by hotel limousine and public transportation.

The hotel provides superb accommodations with 1,171 rooms, state-of-the-art meeting and banquet facilities including Hong Kong’s largest pillarless hotel ballroom and 31 function rooms, authentic cuisines with 6 restaurants and bar, and a complete range of recreational facilities featuring an outdoor pool, indoor heated pool, and a luxurious spa.

Regal Hotels International is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong. The group operates six quality hotels in Hong Kong, namely Regal Airport Hotel, Regal Hongkong Hotel, Regal Kowloon Hotel, Regal Oriental Hotel, Regal Riverside Hotel, and a brand-new 50-room Regal iClub Hotel, which is scheduled to open in late 2009 in Wan Chai. There are two Regal hotels in Chengdu, namely Regal Chengdu Hotel and Regal Master Hotel; one in Dezhou, namely Regal Kangbo Hotel; and three in Shanghai, namely Regal International East Asia Hotel, Regal Jinfeng Hotel, and Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel. Regal Master Hotel is scheduled to open in early 2010 while Regal Kangbo Hotel will open in the 3rd quarter of 2010. For Regal Chengdu Hotel, it is targeted to be completed in phases in two years’ time.

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