Singapore, 24 February 2014 – Meritus Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the
appointment of Tan Choon Kwang as Chief Operating Officer. Meritus Hotels & Resorts
is a hotel management company under the hospitality division of OUE Limited (SGX-ST:
“OUE”), a diversified real estate owner, developer, and operator, and one of the leading
publicly-listed property companies in Singapore.
“Choon Kwang’s experience and track record in the industry make him uniquely qualified
to drive Meritus into the next phase of growth,” said Thio Gim Hock, Chief Executive
Officer and Group Managing Director of OUE Limited. “I have confidence in his ability
to effectively champion industry-leading practices and strategy that enhance long term
opportunities for the Meritus brand, particularly in terms of business profitability as well
as product and service innovation and excellence.”
A seasoned hotelier, Choon Kwang brings with him over 30 years of expertise gained
through an extensive career in Singapore, France, Japan, Australia, UK and USA. He
worked for major hospitality companies such as Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, Raffles
International Hotels & Resorts and Westin Hotels at corporate, regional and property
levels. He has held several key positions that covered a wide range of functional areas
including hotel operations, human resources, corporate development and planning,
asset management, business development, finance, information technology and
More recently, Choon Kwang was based in Paris, France for five years as The Ascott
Limited’s Managing Director for Europe, a post he concurrently held as Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Citadines SA. Prior to his appointment with Ascott, Choon
Kwang was with Swissotel Hotels & Resorts as the group’s Area General Manager for
North Asia, in addition to his role as General Manager of Swissotel Nankai Osaka.
As the new COO for Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Choon Kwang will oversee the strategic
and operational platforms of Meritus-managed properties, including the Group’s flagship
Mandarin Orchard Singapore.
Meritus Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning hospitality brand inspired by the richness
of its Asian heritage, providing guests its signature Asian grace, warmth, and care for
over 40 years. With hotels and resorts currently located in gateway cities and idyllic
destinations in Singapore and Malaysia, Meritus aims to extend its footprint in more
locations around the region. Meritus Hotels & Resorts is a proud recipient of the SPBA
Heritage Brand in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The brand was also cited Global Winner - Luxury
Hotel Chain at the World Luxury Travel Awards 2012 and 2013.
For more information on Meritus Hotels & Resorts, visit www.meritushotels.com.
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.