An unveiling ceremony for the "IHG Service Class" was held recently in Sanya Bainian Vocational School.
The general managers of four IHG properties in Sanya attended the ceremony: Tony Marrinan, the GM of InterContinental Sanya Resort; Otto Kurzendorfer, the GM of Crowne Plaza Sanya; Eugene Lee, the GM of Holiday Inn Sanya Bay Resort; and Frank Michael Vieira, the GM of Holiday Inn Resort Yalong Bay Sanya. The first charitable vocational education institution in China, BNVS was established in 2005. It aims to provide a 100% free two-year education to under-privileged teenagers who have migrated from the countryside to metropolitan areas. In 2010 following its BNVS Charity Gala, IHG donated a total of CNY795,500 to support IHG Service Classes in Beijing and Sanya — as well as the BN Charity Choir.