It is with deep regret that we are confronted with the news of the death, at the age of 98, of Dr Stanley Ho who left in peace, surrounded by his family, at the Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital, on the 26th of May.
April 19, 2006 – Stanley Ho at the Opening of Casino Lisboa
To his Memory, we express our most heartfelt tribute in evoking a life entirely dedicated to the highest purposes in favour of the destinations of China, Hong Kong, Macau and Portugal.
His visionary spirit was so unique, his business figure so remarkable, that it is difficult to enunciate all the decisive steps of a man whose path was devoted to economic, social, humanistic, cultural and philanthropic development in the multiple areas in which he marked the fingerprint. of his entrepreneurial genius.
Merit, moreover, widely recognized throughout Dr Stanley Ho’s exponential civic and business career.
The multiple was the highest award with which he was distinguished in several countries, namely in China, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, Japan, Vatican, in addition to the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
And, due to the relevance of his contribution in favour of education and humanistic values, he received a Doctorate “Honoris Causa”, from the University of Hong Kong, the University of Macau and several other institutions of education and professional training.
The recognition, by the Government of China, of the importance of its activities for the successful implementation of the strategic paradigm “One Country, Two Systems” was embodied in its designation as a Member of the Standing Committee of the 9th to the 11th National Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Conference Chinese, Member of the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman of the Macau SAR Preparatory Committee and Vice Chairman of the Macau SAR Basic Law Drafting Committee.
Deeply connected to Portugal through family and affectionate relationships, Dr Stanley Ho owes the pioneering spirit, for four decades, of Chinese investment in our country.
June – June 28, 2008 – Stanley Ho with Mário Assis Ferreira at the 50th anniversary of Estoril Sol
An investment that, thanks to his visionary spirit and sociological sensitivity, has never failed to contemplate, alongside economic and financial premises, the social, cultural and philanthropic interests that Portugal expected from him and to which, always, Dr Stanley Ho generously responded.
His work in Portugal is vast and relevant: for the sake of illustration only, he owes the current dimension and prestige of the Estoril-Sol Group, the creation of SGAL “Alta de Lisboa”, one of the largest urban developments in Europe, the luxurious “ Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho ”, STDM – Investimentos Imobiliários, SA, a reference urban development in Porto, the investment of the maritime transport company“ Portline ”, STDP – Transnational Society for the Development of Participations SGPS, the creation, with philanthropic objectives, the Stanley Ho Foundation, the Oriente Foundation and many other social and cultural initiatives.
For the leadership that enlightened him, for the generosity that inspired him, for the kindness he conveyed, we feel we, his collaborators, orphans of a single Man, Master of teachings, warm and faithful Friend.
And, because of his great figure, all words seem short in the desire to remember him …
With humility, we can only hope to be worthy of his Work!