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Melvin Lim Appointed General Manager
of the Orchard Hotel Singapore

October 2008, Singapore: Millennium and Copthorne International Limited (MCIL) is pleased to announce Mr Melvin Lim’s appointment as General Manager of the Orchard Hotel Singapore. 

A highly motivated hotelier who is driven by passion, Mr Lim will assume responsibility for all aspects of Orchard Hotel’s operations and spearhead the development of its business in ensuring continued success for this 653-room five-star hotel situated in the heart of the famous Orchard Road and home to well known and celebrated Chinese restaurant Hua Ting Restaurant and Orchard Café.

Mr Lim brings with  him a wealth of experience honed from his 15 years of experience as general manager and senior sales and marketing positions at several international luxury hotels and serviced residences in Asia, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar. He was most recently the General Manager of M Hotel, which was successfully positioned as Singapore’s new generation premium hotel located within the Central Business District.

“We are delighted with Melvin taking the helm at Orchard Hotel. His background in marketing and operations as well as strong track record of excellent hotel management will be an asset in driving the goals of Orchard Hotel and positioning it as a leading hotel in Singapore’s premier uptown shopping belt,” says Mr Richard Hartman, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.

Mr Lim comments, “I am very honoured and thrilled to join award-winning Orchard Hotel, located in the world famous Orchard Road! Together with the remarkable team, we will further enhance our Signature amenities and services to create memorable experience for all our guests.”

Orchard Hotel Singapore
Winner of the Best Accommodation Experience (Superior Hotel) at the prestigious 20th Tourism Awards, Orchard Hotel is a 653-room hotel situated on Singapore’s renowned Orchard Road, the city-state’s famous shopping and entertainment belt.  All our guest rooms and suites are tastefully yet functionally appointed in two characteristically unique twin buildings – Orchard Wing (325-room) and Claymore Wing (328-room). Orchard Hotel offers cosmopolitan elegance and comfort, complemented by some of the city’s finest dining in award winning restaurants - Hua Ting and the Orchard Cafe. La Terrasse is the perfect rendezvous for afternoon tea or porridge supper whilst Intermezzo Bar offers entertainment and cool cocktails perfect for wind-down sessions.  Guests staying at Orchard Hotel will enjoy its perfect location and choice offerings for shopping, business, entertainment and relaxation.

Orchard Hotel is owned by CDL Hospitality Trusts

CDL Hospitality Trusts is a stapled group comprising CDL Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (“H-REIT”), a real estate investment trust and CDL Hospitality Business Trust, a business trust. CDL Hospitality Trusts is listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. 

H-REIT is the first hotel real estate investment trust in Singapore and owns a portfolio of hotels in Singapore and New Zealand.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns and operates more than 110 hotels in 18 countries, ranking it among the largest owned and managed hotel groups in the world, and Singapore’s largest hotel group. For more information, please visit


Amy Ang
Director of Marketing Communications
Tel: (65) 6739 6595

Also See: Joint Venture Between Millennium and Copthorne Hotels & Rakindo to Develop a New Affordable Business Hotel Brand in India; Chennai and Bangalore Selected for First Two Sites / April 2008
Rene Teuscher Appointed General Manager of the Orchard Hotel Singapore / September 2007

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