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Sino Hotels Announces Ban on Plastic Straws at All Outlets

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(Hong Kong, 7 June 2018) As a further step to support the group-wide pledge of Sino Group to reduce consumption of single-use plastic by 50% by 2022 (from 2017 level), Sino Hotels announces today the immediate ban on plastic straws at all F & B outlets operated by the group hotel in Hong Kong, including those at the Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club.

With immediate effect, plastic straws are banned at all F & B outlets, and upon request, eco-friendly alternatives will be served.  This is the latest in Sino Hotels’ efforts in reducing single-use plastic consumption, including water bottles and bathroom amenities.

‘Sustainability is integral to our business. In every way we serve and operate, we aim not only to deliver customer satisfaction, but be responsible to the environment. We hope that by taking action in banning plastic straws, we are getting across the important message about sustainability and joining the global effort in creating a greener future,’ says Mr Kevin Chuc, Associate Director & Deputy Group General Manager of Sino Hotels.

Sino Group pledged to reduce consumption of single-use plastic across all business lines by 50% by 2022 from 2017 level at the kick-off ceremony held on 17 April 2018, officiated by Mr Daryl Ng, Deputy Chairman, Sino Group (the fourth from left); Mrs Vicki Kwok, JP, Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department (the fourth from right); Ms Jo Ruxton, producer of the documentary A Plastic Ocean (third from right), and other like-minded green partners.  Sino Hotels strives to reduce use of plastic where possible and is contributing to the pledge.

About Sino Hotels

Sino Group comprises three listed companies in Hong Kong, namely Sino Land Company Limited (HKSE: 83), Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited (HKSE: 247) and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (HKSE: 1221) and private companies owned by the Ng Family.

Sino Hotels collectively refers to hotels owned and / or managed under Sino Group. It encompasses over 3,600 guestrooms and suites in ten hotels across Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. The growing portfolio in Hong Kong includes The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers, City Garden Hotel, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Island Pacific Hotel, The Pottinger Hong Kong and The Olympian Hong Kong. Sino Hotels also owns and operates the exclusive Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club in Hong Kong.

As a trusted brand of the hospitality industry, each property in Sino Hotels’ portfolio offers a unique experience while sharing the mission of providing the best possible services and facilities to create a home away from home.

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