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Chong Ngen Choo

Choo Chong Ngen

Starting off as a property investor in the 1980s, Chong spied an opportunity in the budget hotel space and opened his first Hotel 81 property in the mid-1990s. The chain has grown to 24 hotels with over 3,000 rooms across Singapore, many conveniently located near MRT stations. Chong, 62, continues to identify new gaps in the market, providing a more premium offering with his mid-tier Value and V hotels.