Symphony Suites official opening

ribbon-cutting ceremony (L-R): Symphony Suites co-owner and Managing Director Lee Chee Ming, Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi Hj. Hashim and his wife, hotel co-owners Marc Laval Koo and Dato’ Seri Richard Tan and General Manager Taha

Symphony Suites Hotel’s official opening was attended by the who’s who of Ipoh. Graced and officiated by Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi Hj. Hashim, the hotel had a soft launch ceremony in June, this year.

Symphony Suites official opening

Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi Hj. Hashim signs the plaque

Symphony Suites official opening

at the press conference

According to the Mayor, there are already more than thirty hotels in Ipoh, with at least a 3-star rating. At the speed hotels are mushrooming here, there better be more tourists heading this way to support the hospitality industry, especially since 2014 is Visit Malaysia Year.

Symphony Suites official opening

lions bring good fortune to the business

Symphony Suites official opening

a painting of Symphony Suites is presented to Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Hj. Roshidi Hashim by hotel Managing Director Lee Chee Ming as a gesture of appreciation

In his speech, Symphony Suites Hotel Managing Director Mr. Lee Chee Ming said that the catalyst for tourism in Perak is a duty-free shopping complex within the city. As a frequent traveller, I can’t agree more that it makes a lot of sense to have duty-free shopping in the city. I definitely do not fancy shopping while waiting for my flight, after I have checked in my luggage.

Symphony Suites official opening

dragon dance performance

Symphony Suites official opening

dancers ready to perform

Besides the official ceremonies which included ribbon-cutting, signing of the plaque by Ipoh City Mayor, and the lion dance, the approximately 500 guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner. They were also entertained by an interesting array of singing and dancing performances, as well as face mask changing by top performer, George Wong.

Symphony Suites official opening

George Wong in his element

Symphony Suites official opening

the fire-eater and his victim

Check out my photos to see what transpired at the official opening of Symphony Suites Hotel.

Symphony Suites official opening

more dancing

Event: Symphony Suites Hotel Official Opening
Venue: Symphony Suites Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 29th Oct, 2013
Time: 5pm

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