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Fairmont Singapore is the official hotel to host Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Publish Date : 26-Jun-2009
26, June, 2009

SINGAPORE, 26 June 2009 - Fairmont Singapore, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ landmark property in Asia, has been appointed as the Official Hotel Partner for the much anticipated and historic first Youth Olympic Games from 14 to 26 August 2010.

The Fairmont Singapore is extremely proud of this opportunity to be a partner of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. As the brand’s pioneer property in Asia, the Fairmont Singapore looks forward to showcasing the best of Singapore, welcoming our guests from all over the world with warm and genuine hospitality, and an experience that truly reflects the distinctive atmosphere of this dynamic country. Given our history of hosting large-scale events, we are committed to making this a memorable experience for those key audiences that will be brought together for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games,” commented Ian Wilson, General Manager, Fairmont Singapore and Regional Vice-President, Asia, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
With more than a century of hospitality experience, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts looks forward to playing a key role in what promises to be a landmark event for both Singapore and the entire region. As we expand our foothold in Asia with the opening of new properties in Beijing, Kunshan and Shanghai in China, as well as the Philippines and India, we feel that it is fitting for us to unite in the excitement and spirit of the Youth Olympics and celebrate this new tradition,” added Thomas W. Storey, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

“We will be welcoming overseas guests from the Olympic family, International Federations, commercial partners, government officials and representatives from the media during Singapore 2010. Visitors staying at the Fairmont Singapore will have ease of accessibility travelling to the competition venues in various parts of Singapore. I am excited to have a valuable partner such as the Fairmont on this journey with us,” said Goh Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.

Fairmont Singapore has been involved in hosting a stellar list of high profile and global scale sporting events including the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in July 2005, a week-long event which saw over 6,500 officials, delegates, dignitaries and sports celebrities witness London win the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

About Fairmont SingaporeStrategically located in the heart of Singapore’s business, cultural, shopping and entertainment districts, Fairmont Singapore is Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ pioneer property in Asia. Comprising 769 luxurious guestrooms and suites, and a distinct collection of 16 restaurants and bars offering authentic Japanese, Italian and Chinese cuisines as well as local delicacies, and the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, one of the largest spa and fitness facilities in Asia, guests may look forward to effortless convenience in fulfilling their epicurean, pampering and entertainment desires.

The Raffles City Convention Centre, located at Level 4 of Fairmont Singapore, offers 70,000 square feet of cutting-edge function space, with 27 meeting rooms including a state-of-the-art Executive Conference Centre, equipped with a Satellite Conference System for global conferences, an icon-based touch screen, flexible modular table system, ergonomic chairs, all conveniently close at hand.

Fairmont Singapore also served as the corporate base of several Formula One sponsors and officials, and assisted in catering to more than 30,000 meals for corporate hospitality suites during the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix night race.

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About Singapore 2010 Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 3,600 athletes and 800 officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with estimated 800 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in Culture and Education Programme.

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.
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