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 Millennium & Copthorne International Limited Appoints Michael Sengol
as Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific
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Singapore – 24 August 2006 - Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (MCIL) recently announced the appointment of Mr Michael Sengol as Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, to drive the continuing growth of the Company’s hotel distribution network in the region.    
 
Michael is promoted from his previous role as Senior Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, and concurrently holds the post of General Manager for The Regent Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
 
Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels plc, said, “We look forward to Michael’s contribution towards fortifying the direction and goals of M&C Hotels becoming a truly global hotel.” 
 
“Michael’s appointment comes at an exciting phase for the Company when we are looking to expand our presence in the region,” added Mr Kwek, who is also the Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Group Singapore. City Developments Limited (CDL), the parent company of London-listed M&C Hotels, and MCIL are members of Hong Leong Group.
 
In M&C Hotels’ pipeline of hotels scheduled to open within the next two years in Asia Pacific are Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai and Millennium Beijing Hotel in China, and Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok in Thailand.
 
“I am delighted to take on this new role and work more closely with the Company’s regional teams,” said Michael Sengol.  “Along with growing the business and developing our brands, our expansion strategy shall centre first and foremost on the customer, both internal and external.  The benchmark of our success shall be the returns we are able to drive for our owners and the brand promise we are able to deliver to our guests.”
 
An internationally seasoned hotel operator, Michael brings with him over 30 years of extensive experience in management, consultancy and operations of hotels and serviced suite properties in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong, and China.
 
About Millennium & Copthorne International Limited

Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (a subsidiary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc and member of the Singapore-based Hong Leong Group) owns and operates hotel properties in eight countries in Asia. Globally, the UK-headquartered Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns and operates more than 100 hotels, making it one of the largest owned and managed hotel groups in the world.

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Contact:

MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE INTERNATIONAL
Wong Yin Yin
Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific
 D 65 6839 2826
 390 Havelock Road, #02-01 King's Centre, Singapore 169662
www.millenniumhotels.com

Also See: Kwek Leng Beng, Among Singapore's Three Richest Persons, Spearheaded the 543 room Millennium Hilton Hotel Development in Bangkok / May 2006
Millennium & Copthorne Create Prototype for a New Breed of Practical Hotels - the M Singapore / April 2002

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