Ong Beng Seng, Singapore Billionaire who operates Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Holiday Inn Kandoomaa and many more tourism related ventures in Maldives under HPL Group has donated 15 ventilators and 100,000 masks to the Maldives.
Ong Beng Seng and wife, Christina Ong, are one of Singapore's most influential couples. Ong is the Managing Director / Co-Founder of Singapore-listed Hotel Properties, whilst Christina runs Como Hotels & Resorts, retail empire Club 21 and London-listed handbag maker Mulberry.
Although born in Malaysia, Ong has lived most of his life in Singapore as his family relocated in 1950 when Ong reached the age of four. His career began when he joined an insurance firm for ships. In 1975, he joined Kuo International, founded by businessman Peter Fu Yun Siak.
After beginning his trading career at Kuo International, Ong founded his own firm, Hotel Properties Limited (HPL). The principal business activities of the Group are those of hotel ownership, management and operation, property development and investment holding.
The Group has interests in 34 hotels under prestigious hospitality brands such as Four Seasons, Hilton International, Como Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group and Six Senses Hotels. In addition, the Group also manages its own portfolio of hotels under well-established brands such as Hard Rock Hotels and Concorde Hotels & Resorts.
Today, he controls many businesses, including a few based in Bond Street in London, and his investments are worth tens of millions of dollars. He is a well-established hotelier, having bought and built many hotels worldwide. Ong is credited as one among the few who brought the Singapore Grand Prix to the country, the first Formula One night race.
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