Prince Hotel, located in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, will undergo a major renovation over the next 15 months with its closure today and will reopen in Q3 2021.
To create a sustainable long term economic future for the cluster of three Canton Road hotels, namely Prince Hotel, Gateway Hotel, and Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, the renovation contract for Phase 1 was awarded in December 2019 and will start shortly. The full closure option would accelerate other phases to achieve overall downtime rationalization.
In line with cross industry measures deployed in terms of cost efficiencies and containment in light of both challenges of reduced inbound travel in 2019, and now the COVID-19 impact, the manpower strategies have focused on employee retention activities, which include redeployment, internal projects, learning and development, as well as CSR initiatives for all three hotels with synergistic benefits.
“The Prince Hotel’s renovation programme is a positive statement and underlines the long term future of tourism to this city,” said Jennifer Cronin, President of Wharf Hotels. “We are extremely proud of our group and the vision that has once again reinforced Wharf Hotels’ position as a leader in the hospitality sector. We are grateful to all our Associates who have worked extremely hard to deliver The Marco Polo Way during these unprecedented times. We look forward to rebuilding and strengthening Hong Kong’s reputation long into the future with the new Marco Polo Prince Hotel,” she said.