Beng Send Ong is the Co-founded Hotel Properties Ltd. and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Ong is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning and business development activities of the HPL Group. He has 30 years of experience in the hotel and property development, hotel management, real estate and retail industries. He has been an Executive Non-Independent Director of Hotel Properties Limited since March 5, 1980. He joined Motor & General Underwriters Investment
Singapore's Hotel Properties Ltd. (HPL) is a diversified property development group active in four primary areas: Hotels and Hotel Management; Development Properties; Investment Properties/Completed Properties for Sale; and Lifestyle, covering the group's restaurant, food distribution, retail and leisure interests. HPL's portfolio of hotels comprises some 20 hotels in nine countries, including Four Seasons hotels in Singapore, Indonesia, the Maldives, and the United Kingdom; Concorde Hotels in Australia and Malaysia; the Hilton Hotel in Singapore; Le Meridien hotels in Singapore and Vanuatu; and the Hard Rock hotel in Bali. The company's Properties portfolio focuses on the Singapore market, and includes Forum The Shopping Mall, and store units at the Meridien, Ming Arcade, and Orchard Plaza shopping centers. The company also owns four residential properties in Singapore, including the Cuscaden Residence, Four Seasons Park, Nassim Jade, and Robertson Blue. Lifestyle covers HPL's Asian franchise (excluding Japan) for the Hard Rock Café brand, and the company operates Hard Rock Cafes in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. Listed on the Singapore stock exchange, HPL remains controlled by founder and business tycoon Ong Beng Seng. In 2004, the company's sales topped SGD 320 million.