When they reached South-East Asia as economic immigrants, it had little to offer for wealthy guests when it came to lodging. Lacking any previous experience in the field, the four Armenian brothers modernized, opened and ran elegant hotels in George Town, Singapore, Rangoon and Batu. Back then, their establishments were an unprecedented mixture of the colonial style, high European standards and Asian hospitality. Owing to the solid foundations set up at the beginning, their hotels have been operating to this day despite long years that passed, historical turmoil and numerous takeovers, remaining among the world’s best. They have made the Sarkies brothers the most famous hoteliers in the Far East.
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