openPR Logo
Press release

Stepping up for a good cause, Swissôtel Vertical Marathon in Singapore

11-13-2008 01:35 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

SINGAPORE, 11 November 2008 – On 16 November 2008, 1,500 people will climb 1,336 steps up 73 storeys to the pinnacle of Swissôtel The Stamford at the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon, all for a good cause. This signature sports event aims to raise S$35,000 for the Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore through its corporate charity race.

“We are giving back, when others are cutting back. Despite the current economic climate, we still want to do our part for society and continue to give to people in need. As a good corporate citizen, it is important for us to do what we can to support worthy causes like the Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore (SCAS), which provides special education, rehabilitation services, vocational training and gainful employment for children and adults with cerebral palsy in Singapore,” says Aiden McAuley, General Manager of Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore and Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.

Since its humble beginnings in 1987 with only 180 participants, the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon has grown to be a much-anticipated event in Singapore’s sports calendar, building up a steady following over the years. Local and international sports enthusiasts, competitive runners, young and old athletes, couples and families, are among the many who join the 226m race to the top of Swissôtel The Stamford, where they are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Singapore on the hotel’s helipad, 73 storeys above ground.

Winners of the Men’s and Women’s Open categories will be flown to New York to participate in the prestigious invitation-only Empire State Building Run-up in 2009, where they will face a gruelling 86-storey climb to the Observatory deck atop the Empire State Building.

While the average participant takes 15 to 20mins to reach the top, the ultimate Swissôtel Vertical Marathon record yet to be broken in the Guinness Book of World Records is 6mins and 55secs, set by Balvinder Singh in 1989.

The Swissôtel Vertical Marathon is a signature sports event staged annually by Swissôtel The Stamford since 1987. This year, it will be held on 16 November, Sunday, from 7am to 2pm. Participants face a gruelling 226m climb, 1336 steps up Singapore’s tallest hotel. The vertical race culminates at the hotel’s helipad 73 storeys above ground on an exhilarating high, topped with breathtaking panoramic views of Singapore. Part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility efforts, the event has both a public and corporate charity race, where monetary proceeds from the latter go towards the Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore. The public race has 12 categories of competition – Men/Women Under 20, Men/Women 20-29, Men/Women 30-39, Men/Women 40-49, Men/Women Above 50, and the Men’s/Women’s Open.

Champions of the Men’s and Women’s Open will each win a trip to New York and be invited to participate in the prestigious invitation-only Empire State Building Run-up in 2009, where they will face a gruelling 86-storey climb to the Observatory deck atop the Empire State Building. They also win a one-night stay at the luxurious Presidential Suite at Swissôtel The Stamford, among other prizes.

Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
(www.singapore-stamford.swissotel.com)

Conveniently located in the heart of Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford is a deluxe hotel that boasts a prime Singapore location amid the diversions of the Raffles City shopping complex, just 20 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport. One of Southeast Asia's tallest hotels, Swissôtel The Stamford offers a luxurious range of 1,261 guest rooms and suites with a wealth of amenities, as well as panoramic views of Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Indonesia.

It also boasts an impressive array of 16 restaurants and bars, including the Equinox Complex, Singapore's most exciting dining and entertainment complex. The hotel also houses the 70,000-sqft Raffles City Convention Centre; comprising 27 meeting venues with technologically advanced business facilities and services.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today’s discerning business and leisure travellers, combining the renowned Swiss touch with a fresh, contemporary and modern design. Each Swissôtel hotel offers personalized service with charm and efficiency. Located in main gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels have convenient access to business and shopping districts, and local attractions. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts worldwide have won prestigious awards and accolades.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 90 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts under development:
Swissôtel Novosibirsk, Russia (Opening 2010), Swissôtel Dresden, Germany (2010)

www.swissotel.com
Please visit our Private Digital Library at www.leonardo.com/swissotel or get in contact with us for high resolution pictures.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Balz-Zimmermannstrasse 7
CH 8032 Zürich

Press Contact: Eva-Maria Panzer, Director Communication, Phone 0041 44 317 6228, evamaria.panzer@swissotel.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Stepping up for a good cause, Swissôtel Vertical Marathon in Singapore here

News-ID: 59284 • Views: 626

More Releases from Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

New Opening: Swissôtel Dresden Am Schloss
Business and leisure travellers alike from all around the world can look forward to the soon-to-be-opened Swissôtel Dresden Am Schloss. On the 1st of April 2012, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts opens its fourth hotel in Germany, offering Swiss hospitality in a modern atmosphere as well as first class quality combined with personal service, in the very centre of Saxony’s capital. Situated opposite the Residence Castle and boasting 214 Swiss Advantage
Record-breaking 2,100 Stair Racers Conquer 73 Storeys & 1,336 Steps At The Swiss …
Over 2,100 stair racers climbed Asia’s most gruelling and pioneer vertical race – The Swissôtel Vertical Marathon today, with German firefighter - Matthias Jahn winning the Men’s Open category in an outstanding 7 minutes and 16 seconds and Singapore permanent resident and 3-time Empire State Building Run Up champion Suzanne Walsham from Sydney, Australia clinching the Women’s Open crown in 8 minutes and 23 seconds. Soaring to a height of 226
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Signs Contract For Hotel In The Russian Year-Round M …
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is to add another Russian hotel to its portfolio: the international hotel chain has signed a management contract for a hotel in the Russian year-round mountain resort Gorky-Gorod, in the city of Sochi. The deluxe hotel will be part of the Krasnaya Polyana winter sports area, which is due to be completed in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. By then, 59 ski lifts should be
Swissotel Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Announces Expanded Role …
SINGAPORE, June 2011 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are pleased to announce the promotion of Aiden McAuley to Managing Director of both Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore. Previously, he held the dual roles of Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, for Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and General Manager of Swissôtel the Stamford. As Managing Director of Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore, Aiden will work closely

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Swiss

Monetum Gains Swiss Regulatory Approval
The Swiss-based Cryptocurrency Exchange Joins Financial Services Standards Association (VQF) [ZUG, SWITZERLAND, 24th FEBRUARY 2021]​ - ​ Zug-headquartered company Fenice Holding SA (Monetum) is now a member of the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF). VQF itself is the largest cross-industry Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) with the longest history that meets the standards established by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Officially authorised by FINMA, VQF is entrusted to oversee the compliance
SOIL CONSERVATION WITH SWISS WOOD WOOL (Erosioncontrol)
The Swiss company Linder Suisse from Wattwil has been successfully manufacturing erosion control fleece made of wood wool for several years. This ecologically sound method of slope stabilization has already proven itself in numerous projects. What do a teddy bear, an Easter nest and a steep slope at the edge of a Toggenburg forest have in common? The businessman Thomas Wildberger solves the mystery: The link is wood wool, he
Maetrics launches Swiss seminar series
Maetrics, a global management consulting firm providing life sciences companies with deep quality, compliance, and regulatory solutions has launched a series of training seminars in Basel, Switzerland, as part of its new Seminars and Training Course offering for 2017. The new series of 4 training courses provides added service to client’s continental branches and further cements Maetrics’ position as a global partner. The Risk Management EN ISO14971 course will take place
Successful launch of Swiss search engine Swisscows
Egnach, 4.August 2014 – Developed by Swiss software company Hulbee AG, the Swisscows search engine has got off to an auspicious start. More than 1.5 million searches were carried out in Switzerland in the first three weeks, and an estimated 375,000 unique users used Swisscows during the first month. According to media reports, Swisscows was third in Google’s keyword list on the day it was launched, which clearly shows that
Swiss Luxury Resort Replaces EMC with NovaStor
To reduce the cost of securing its relevant computer systems, the Dolder Resort switches EMC Networker for NovaBACKUP DataCenter. Agoura Hills, CA, July 21, 2011 -- The Dolder Resort, which includes luxury hotel Dolder Grand, four-star hotel Dolder Waldhaus, and recreation facility Dolder Sports, replaces EMC Networker with NovaBACKUP DataCenter from data protection specialist, NovaStor. NovaStor's enterprise backup solution convinced the Dolder Resort with its ease-of-use which significantly reduced the effort
Switzerland Tour Packages, Swiss Tour Packages, Swiss Holidays Packages
Switzerland is a dream holidays destination located in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is visited by thousands and thousands of tourists from the entire corner of the globe because of its fresh natural beauty, breathtakingly beautiful snow-capped mountains, beautiful landscapes, splendid historical structures and enticing cities with magnetic attractions. Switzerland is the only place in the entire world that is genuinely called as “Paradise on Earth” and offer truly tremendous