13th September 2020 – (Hong Kong) As the epidemic has hit the hotel industry, many hotels have targeted the local market and introduced special staycation packages to attract Hong Kong residents. Alvin Cheng Kam-mun, also known as “Brother Four Eyes”, a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, a member of Civic Passion, and founder of student activist organization Student Front uploaded a short video on his Facebook page yesterday to show a room ‘savaged’ by some hotel irresponsible hotel guests at Peninsula Hotel yesterday.
As seen in the clip, the hotel room was left in a complete mess after a birthday celebration. Food residues, wine bottles and garbage were left everywhere. Sauces and stains were left on furniture and everywhere. The coffee table and even the TV were not spared. Alvin condemned the guests in the video and bluntly said that this time, the mess was not caused by mainland tourists but by locals instead. He took the opportunity to politicise the incident and said that even though Peninsula Hotel is allegedly owned by Mainland investors, Hong Kong people should not ‘attack’ Peninsula as the group did not offend any Hongkongers.
On last Thursday, Hong Kong Hotel Employees Union left a message on its Facebook criticising locals for staining the hotel rooms with wines , food stains and some even puked everywhere. Some cheapskate guests even requested for more free drinks at the minibar by complaining that they were ‘missing’.
Sir Michael David Kadoorie, GBS (born 1941) is a Hong Kong billionaire businessman, and the chairman and 18% owner of CLP Group, Hong Kong’s largest electricity producer. He is also the chairman of the family’s second largest listed group, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, owners and operators of the Peninsula Hotel Group. He controls and is a director of Metrojet Ltd, Heliservices (HK) Ltd, and has initiated CLP Research Institute (a subsidiary of CLP Holdings which looks into renewable energy development).