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About M&L Hospitality

M&L Hospitality is a leading international hospitality real estate investment platform.
M&L Hospitality invests in economy, mid-scale as well as upper-scale hotels across Asia-Pacific and Europe. By selecting hospitality properties strategically located in key gateway cities with strong economic fundamentals, M&L Hospitality provides stakeholders with access to quality growth and income producing real estate assets.

Wholly owned by the property firm Grandline International, M&L Hospitality was established by the Singapore based Kum family as a dynamic and flexible platform to invest in hospitality assets across the globe. The way M&L Hospitality is operated strongly reflects the strengths and traditions of a family office which prides itself in preserving and growing wealth through sound investment strategy. At the heart of Grandline International investments is the application of business acumen and foresight to uncover value and potential.

M&L Hospitality hotels are internationally branded with strong management teams and are located in key gateway cities such as Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels and London. Our hotels have developed a reputation for offering superior quality service in a range of price brackets. Our success is evident in the numbers with our current portfolio value is close to SGD 2.5 billion.

M&L Hospitality is led by a diverse Executive Team and an independent Board of Directors whose experience in asset, financial and global hospitality management is extensive. Our focus is on growing the value of M&L Hospitality through a long term commitment to active asset management and enhancement, strategic investment and sound financial management.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

M&L Hospitality Fact Sheet

M&L Hospitality is a Singapore-based real estate investment group with an international portfolio of best in class hotels. The value of M&L Hospitality’s portfolio is close to SGD 2.5 billion (USD 1.8 billion).

M&L Hospitality has experienced exponential growth since the group acquired the Four Points by Sheraton in Sydney (now operated as Hyatt Regency Sydney) in 2009. Its portfolio now contains hotels in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom with over 4,200 hotel rooms. The geographical diversity of the M&L Hospitality’s portfolio is designed to capture global growth whilst hedging against cycles in different regional markets.

M&L Hospitality’s hotels are in prime, central locations in international gateway cities. They are operated by the most recognisable international brands, including Accor, IHG, Hilton, Hyatt International, Rezidor and Swissôtel. M&L Hospitality’s hotels are modern and functional. All are high occupancy and resilient to down turn because of their wide appeal across the corporate, leisure and tourism markets.

M&L Hospitality is wholly owned by Grandline International.

M&L Hospitality is a market leading, dynamic and nimble investor headed by a team passionate about hotels.

The management team of M&L Hospitality are well networked internationally to secure the best investments. They maintain involvement in M&L Hospitality hotels, using their combined decades of experience to optimise investment value.

M&L Hospitality prides itself on preserving and growing wealth through sound investment strategy. M&L Hospitality’s investment model is not constrained by borders, allowing its management to apply their industry expertise on a global scale.

M&L Hospitality is strongly committed to its value enhancement strategy. Asset enhancement and acquisition growth is key to M&L Hospitality’s overall long term growth strategy.

At the heart of the M&L Hospitality ethos is the application of business acumen and foresight to uncover value and potential. The management team aims to seek out long term investments in stable cash-flow generating property assets.

M&L Hospitality was created by the Kum family and is run with the flexibility of a family business. It aims to keep this dynamic model as it grows by acquiring more best in class hotels.

M&L Hospitality in the Community
LIONS HOME FOR THE ELDERS - 2016

M&L Hospitality is honoured to support the Lions Home for the Elders. This Voluntary Welfare Organisation actively promotes and employs best practices in providing services and programmes for the ageing community. Initiated and established by Lions Clubs of Singapore, Lions Home for the Elders offer a spectrum of Aged Care services, caregiver and family support to assist families to meet the challenges of loved ones growing old.

Mr. Michael Kum, Executive Chairman, shared that the company chose to contribute to the cause because “Caring for the elderly is our responsibility. We owe a considerable amount to this generation who has made a significant contribution to Singapore’s success. My main inspiration in giving back through Lions Home for the Elders and Lions Befrienders is to honour my late mother, who was a key figure in my life growing up.”

For more information about the Lions home click here.

MS SYDNEY GONG RIDE - 2014

M&L Hospitality supported an employee and their team the “Green Machines” in the 2 November 2014 Sydney to Wollongong 90km bicycle ride to raise funds for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system and affects more than 23,000 Australians. M&L Hospitality corporate and colleagues supported the cause.

Total raised by the event was over $3Million.

Click here for more information about the MS Sydney Gong Ride.

1000 ENTERPRISES FOR CHILDREN-IN-NEED PROJECT - 2014 ONGOING

M&L Hospitality is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of the “1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need” project.

All proceeds donated go towards assisting children, youth and families in need.

The 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need is a fundraising project carried out by The Singapore Children’s Society with the goal of rallying 1,000 or more businesses to support the charity to assist children in need.

The Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions, focussing on those who have been abused, neglected or come from troubled families.

Click here for more information about the 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need fund raising project.

PROPERTY INDUSTRY FOUNDATION'S HARD HAT DAY - 2013, 2014

The Property Industry Foundation (PIF) raises over $AUD 1.5 million a year, distributing substantial donations and providing in-kind building services to a range of charitable organisations that meet their mandate of “helping young people at risk”.

M&L Hospitality are proud to donate prizes to Knight Frank’s National Property Industry Foundation’s Hard Hat Day Spring Fete where funds are being raised to support homeless children living on the streets.

Click here for more information about the Property Industry Foundation’s Hard Hat Day.

OXFAM AUSTRALIA OXFAM TRAILWALKER - 2012

Oxfam Trailwalker is Australia’s original 100km team challenge which raises funds to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world. In 2013, 2,000 teams took part in Oxfam Trailwalker across Australia, with the support of more than 2,500 volunteers and 6,000 support crew members, and raised more than $AUD 6 million. Since 1999, more than 52,000 people have participated in the event and have collectively raised more than $AUD 55 million.

Globally, the events have raised more than $AUD 140 million for Oxfam’s valuable work in Australia and around the world, with more than 200,000 people taking part and becoming great ambassadors for Oxfam’s work.

Click here for more information about the Oxfam Trailwalker events.

1$Day (ONE DOLLAR DAY ORG) - 2012

One Dollar Day is a charity based on the belief in the power of everyone donating $1, on just one day. The money raised on One Dollar Day is directed towards charities that help reduce global inequities in children’s health and education.

M&L Hospitality is pleased to make a financial contribution towards the 1$Day charity.

Click here for more information on 1$Day charity organisation.

STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION - 2012

The Starlight Children’s Foundation brightens lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia.

Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children – while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.

M&L Hospitality is pleased to contribute towards the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Click here for more information about the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

CHRISTMAS TREE OF HOPE CHARITY PROGRAM - 2011

he Christmas Tree of Hope Charity program is an initiative facilitated by the Swissotel Sydney to help give underprivileged children exactly what they want for Christmas.

250 underprivileged children are invited to hang their Christmas wishes on the hotel’s Christmas Tree in the lobby to be granted by team members, guests and the public.

The beneficiary of this charity initiative is called “A Start in Life”. They assist underprivileged Australian children between the ages of 4 to 25 and ensure the children, regardless of race, colour or creed are not missing out on receiving the essentials needed for schooling and a fulfilling education.

M&L Hospitality is delighted to grant a number of the wishes from the Christmas Tree of Hope.

Click here for more information about A Start in Life charity.

Awards & Accolades
M&L HOSPITALITY AWARDS
  • 2010 Hotel Deal of the Year at the 10th Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Hotel Industry Conference. (For the acquisition of Four Points by Sheraton)
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LONDON STRATFORD CITY AWARDS
  • 2017 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – Best Hotel of the year
  • 2017 Serviced Apartment Awards – Best Serviced Apartment
  • 2017 Serviced Apartment Awards – Rising Star for Nicolas Dubas, Rooms Division Manager
  • 2014 & 2015 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence Award
  • 2013 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Star Awards – Quality Excellence Award
  • 2013 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Star Awards – GM of the Year
  • 2013 Expedia Insiders’ Select Award
  • 2013 Trip Advisor – Travellers’ Choice Winner (Ranked #21 of 1076 hotels in London)
HOLIDAY INN STRATFORD CITY AWARDS
  • 2016, 1015 & 2014 Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence
  • 2013 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Star Awards – Managing Risk Award
IBIS ON BENCOOLEN AWARDS
  • 2015 Accor Gold Bernache Award – for General Manager Pierre-Etienne de Montgrand
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence (Service Quality and Commitment to Clientele)
  • 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Booking.com – Outstanding Hotel Partner Award
  • 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Travel Trade Gazette Travel Awards (Best Budget Hotel in Asia) – Winner
  • 2012 HotelClub – Finalist for Best Value Hotel in Singapore
  • 2010 PATA – Marketing Media, Public Relations Campaign: Launching a new brand into a challenged market – Gold Award
HYATT REGENCY SYDNEY (formally Four Points by Sheraton until 1 December 2016)
  • 2017 HM Awards – Winner Meetings and Conferencing Property
  • 2017 HM Awards – Highly Commended Hotel Bar (Zephyr)
  • 2017 HM Awards – Winner Concierge
  • 2017 TAA Awards for Excellence (NSW) Conference & Events Venue of the Year
  • 2017 TAA Awards for Excellence (NSW) Concierge of the Year
  • 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) New South Wales Awards for Excellence – Finalists for the following: Marketing and Sales Employee of the Year; Concierge of the year; Outstanding Community Service and Achievement; Best Environmental Practices Metropolitan Hotels; Engineer of the Year; Hotel Industry Rising Star
  • 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence
  • 2013 & 2011 Australian Hotel Association New South Wales Awards for Excellence (Superior Hotel Accommodation of the Year) – Winner
  • 2011 Australian Hotel Association New South Wales Awards for Excellence (Concierge of the Year, Hotel Industry Rising Star and Function Venue of the Year) – Finalist
  • 2010 Hotel Club (Best Hotel in New South Wales) – Winner
  • 2009 Hotel Club (Best Hotel in New South Wales) – Winner
  • 2009 Australian Hotel Association New South Wales Awards (Excellence Superior Hotel of the Year & Function Venue of the Year)
  • Finalist 2009 QANTAS Business Hotels (Sydney) – Top 5
SWISSOTEL SYDNEY AWARDS
  • 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) New South Wales Awards for Excellence – Finalists for Marketing and Sales Employee of the Year and Redeveloped Hotel of the Year
  • 2014, 2013 & 2011 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) New South Wales Awards for Excellence (Superior Hotel Accommodation of the Year) – Winner
  • 2015 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame – Certificate of Excellence 5 years in a row
  • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011 Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence
  • 2014 TAA NSW Awards for Excellence – Finalist Best Environmental Practices
  • 2014 Luxury Travel Gold List Award – Finalist in best Australian Hotel
  • 2014 Spice Magazine – readers top 5 Business Hotels in Australia
  • 2009, 2011 & 2013 Agoda Gold Circle Award
  • 2012 Expedia Insiders’ Select Award – Top 500 Hotels Worldwide
  • 2010, 2009 and 2008 Expedia Insiders Select 2010 Rakuten Travel Award
  • 2010 HotelClub Winner – Outstanding Service (Sydney)
  • 2009 HotelClub Best Hotel in New South Wales
  • 2009 HotelClub Best Hotel in Oceania
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MELBOURNE FLINDERS STREET AWARDS
  • 2015 World Interior News Awards (Best Hotel) Global Award
  • 2015 World Travel Awards, Best New Hotel Australasia
HILTON AUCKLAND AWARDS
  • 2015, 2014 & 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award
  • 2014 & 2013 Roy Morgan Award – Hotel Of The Year 2012 in New Zealand by Roy Morgan Research
  • 2012 Fodor’s Choice property by Fodor’s Travel
  • 2012 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence Award
  • 2011 Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards – Third Best Hotel Value in Australasia region
RADISSON BLU AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPOL AWARDS
  • 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award
  • 2015 Greenkey Certificate – Gold
PARK INN BY RADISSON BRUSSELS MIDI AWARDS
  • 2015 Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence Award
  • 2015 Greenkey Certificate – Gold