Worldwide Hotels launch for Singapore-based group

Singapore's home affairs minister Shanmugum, WorldWide Hotels Group's Choo Chong Ngen and Carolyn Choo

Worldwide Hotels was officially launched in Singapore on Wednesday, marking the consolidation of V Hotel, Hotel Boss, Hotel Mi, Value Hotel, Venue Hotel and Hotel 81 under one group.

The launch event at Suntec City Convention Centre was attended by over 300 guests, as well as guest of honour, K Shanmugam, Singapore’s minister for home affairs and minister for law.

In celebration of the occasion, which commemorated the group’s 25th anniversary as well, Worldwide Hotels-Choo Chong Ngen Foundation donated S$2 million (US$1.4 million) to the Institute of Technical Education and S$50,000 to Chong Pang CCC Community Development and Welfare Fund in support of providing assistance to students from lower income families.

The consolidation is said to give Singapore its “largest homegrown tourist class hotel group”. Worldwide Hotels also plans to expand beyond the lion city, from its current overseas portfolio of eight properties.

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