Ong Beng Seng, founder and managing director of HPL Hotels and Resorts, has led the company to acquire properties and hotels on prime plots on Orchard Road, and formed a joint venture with the Four Seasons hotel chain among others. Ong opened the Hard Rock cafes in Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and the franchises for Haagen-Dazs ice-cream in Singapore and Hong Kong. He is also the man responsible for bringing the F1 race to Singapore and extending the contract till 2017.
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Ong Beng Seng