Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has set a 2021 opening date for its next international foray outside its Singapore heartland, with an expansive resort under construction at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park tourist attraction.
While exact specifications have not yet been finalised, the hotel group says it expects around 400 rooms and suites to make up the accommodation component of the new resort. These will be spread over two 10-storey blocks, both sitting atop a three-level podium which stretches to the waterfront. The new resort will be one station on the city’s MTR from Admiralty in the eastern CBD.
Multiple restaurants, meeting rooms and event facilities will also be on site, with the resort expected to be positioned to focus on families, weddings and the corporate MICE market due to its scenic vistas overlooking Victoria Harbour.
A recent change to the company’s title, in which the subtle addendum “Resorts” joined its name, has allowed Fullerton Hotels and Resorts to vastly broaden its scope for expansion beyond CBD precincts and into holiday resorts.
The Fullerton Heritage General Manager, Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, highlighted some of the major features of the new resort, which is being built by Gammon Construction Limited.
“This will be the first Fullerton Hotels and Resorts newbuild and will be situated in Ocean Park but on one side of the island. It will offer direct access to Ocean Park and will offer amazing views of the ocean from every room,” Viterale said.
Fullerton’s maiden Hong Kong resort will be one of two hotels to sit on-site at Ocean Park, with Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott currently in operation.