SAMUEL Wong is an Australian born Singaporean who revels in his role as a concierge at Sydney’s Fraser Suites – the people he meets and the hustle and bustle of hotel life.
However that’s not all he does, for in addition to his life as a concierge Wong owns a fledgling ‘young adults lifestyle service and hospitality group’ – BE Hospitality, a business and events company he runs with a group of his friends.
The company organises tailor-made travel and events for small groups of between 5 and 8 people.
Primarily aimed at those in the 18-30 year age group, Wong explained, “We see ourselves as young professionals who want the best of the best, so even if a client has money or little money we can create something to suit their budget.”
Right now Wong says they are keeping the business small and running it as a not-for-profit venture until they gain enough experience to take it to the next level.
“We act as the sales and marketing arm for our suppliers and Virgin Australia with whom we package up people’s ideas for travel and for parties.”
Wong’s events and parties, he is quick to point out are not to be confused with alcohol fuelled, all-night rages, “I don’t do dodgy events,” he said.
When it comes to the sort of hotels he uses, Wong sites those in a mid to high range.
“We don’t do backpacking or anything of the bed bug variety.
“In the year and a half we have been doing this, we have organised trips to the Barrier Reef, Melbourne, NZ & Singapore.”
You can only suspect that this is the tip of the iceberg as ideas keep bubbling to the surface as he speaks.
Samuel Wong we suspect is a name to remember and someone who is going places – see www.behgroup.net.