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Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore encourages cross training of employees

The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is launching a multi-tasking programme to ensure that employees are adequately trained and prepared before they are being deployed to other sister properties and / or other departments within the Hotel.


PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 27, 2013 - SINGAPORE, 4 February 2013: The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is participating in the Job Flexibility for Productive (JFP) initiative in line with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB)’s efforts to optimise workforce deployment, reduce reliance on foreign workers and improve productivity and wages.

The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is also the first hotel in Asia within the Millennium & Copthorne group to receive the official endorsement from MOM and STB to participate in the JFP  initiative.

From 31 January 2013 to 30 January 2015, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore will be encouraging local and foreign (work permit holders) employees to attend cross training so that they can be deployed to other departments within the Hotel to assist with the manpower needs.

Senior Vice President (Asia), Millennium & Copthorne International, Mr Lim Boon Kwee says, “

The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is delighted to receive the endorsement from MOM and STB to participate in this pilot initiative. We are confident that the JFP initiative will help to equip our employees with more skills and to improve productivity and morale at the workplace. This will also help us to manage our resources more effectively. Our employees are excited about the opportunities arising from this initiative and have already approached our Human Resource Department to express their interest in attending the relevant multi-task training.”

In addition, we have also obtained a separate MOM’s approval to deploy our foreign workers across our five fully-owned hotels. This will further promote greater efficiency, synergy and productivity.” he added.

The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is launching a multi-tasking programme to ensure that employees are adequately trained and prepared before they are being deployed to other sister properties and / or other departments within the Hotel.

Director of Human Resource, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Ms Grace Nah says, “We are in the midst of working on training sessions to help equip our employees with the right skills before their deployment to other properties and/ or other departments within the Hotel. Our employees are important to us and we will ensure that our employees are remunerated fairly for taking on these additional job functions.”

For more information, please contact

Jennifer Yeo

Marketing Communications Manager

Tel: (65) 6233 1004/ 9850 4305

Email: jennifer.yeo@millenniumhotels.com    

About Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
With 574 guest rooms and suites, including the exclusive La Residenza for long-staying guests, each guestroom is equipped with business-enabling conveniences such as data port for dial-up modems, broadband internet access, a selection of cable channels and pay-movies, in-room personal safe, IDD service, hair-dryer, and coffee and tea making facilities. Room categories include Superior, Deluxe, Club, Club Deluxe as well as Suites and a Presidential Suite. With the growing demand for non-smoking rooms, a total of 21 floors of rooms are appointed for non-smoking guests.

Guest facilities include the gymnasium, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a business centre and hair, beauty and wellness services. This city hotel in Singapore (http://www.millenniumhotels.com.sg/grandcopthornewaterfro...)  hotel also offers much to satisfy all palates with Italian cuisine at the award-winning Pontini, Shanghainese cuisine at Grand Shanghai, international and Asian cuisine at Café Brio’s and music at The Piano Bar.

Combined with 34 meeting rooms across more than 6,200 square metres of meeting space at the Waterfront Conference Centre, the hotel provides meeting planners a one-stop solution for all events. From meetings to themed breaks, meals and accommodation arrangements, our dedicated Events Services Team will take care of them all. Accommodating up to 900 delegates in the column-free, 820 square-metre Grand Ballroom, with its towering six-metre high ceiling, the Waterfront Conference Centre is equipped with a full complement of meeting aids including wireless, audio-visual, intelligent light and sound facilities.


Millennium & Copthorne International Limited is part of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, which operates and manages a worldwide portfolio of over 100 properties across five distinct global brands – Grand Millennium, Millennium, Copthorne, Kingsgate and Studio M – across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America.

Millennium & Copthorne International Limited operates and manages 20 properties across China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Founded on the philosophy of genuine hospitality, the dynamic hospitality group has an outstanding reputation for excellence, taking pride in exceeding the needs of its business and leisure travellers. The strategic locality of its properties in gateway cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok makes Millennium Hotels and Resorts the perfect address to conduct your business or indulge yourself while on holiday.

For more information, please visit www.millenniumhotels.com

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