Reimagining Preservation

Chris's story about coming back to George Town after 30 years away, his early influences and how it shaped his interest in the heritage buildings into hotels that should be on the global citizens' bucket list!

A day with Chris Ong reveals his obsession to detail when looking for gilded carved screens for the courtyard in 7 Terraces. From initial concept design to years after the hotels are open, he strives to always add layers to the design over time to enhance the beauty of the hotels. This video chronicles the research and close relationships he has with the various artisanal craftsmen to achieve the desired result. The hands-on approach keeps his pulse updated on George Town's who, what And where.

The George Town Heritage Hotels-Seven Terraces, Muntri Mews, Muntri Grove, Jawi Peranakan Mansion, Kebaya Dining Room, Mews Cafe .

Web In Travel Conference 2016, Singapore

A banker, a pianist and a lawyer, a path where they re imagine themselves in the hospitality industry at the Web In Travel Conference in Singapore (October, 2016).
Find out what motivates them and why they choose to give up their previous career to pursue in the hospitality industry