SAI CEO Patrick Stoup is a business leader in the defense and space industries. He has enjoyed domestic and international travel for both business and pleasure. Over a 40 year span has visited such places as Germany, Italy, Austria, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Bahamas, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, France, Switzerland, Sweden, and Singapore. Singapore is one of Mr. Stoup’s favorite places.
Offering warm weather and reasonable hotel rates year round, Singapore does not really have a bad time to visit. Typically, Singapore has a steady amount of business travelers coming and going, but some hotels claim that business visitors drop off a bit in July and August. During these months, tourists often can find the best hotel rates and enjoy their trip with slightly smaller crowds. This break in crowds often extends into October, but the Southwest Monsoon normally arrives between June and September.
Other than that, the rest of the year stays fairly busy. Between November and June, Singapore is awash with business travelers and winter leisure travelers, making for a very busy experience. There also are the city’s multiples holiday festivals that bring in more visitors and result in higher hotel prices. Singapore also experiences its second annual monsoon, the Northeast Monsoon, between November and January. The Northeast Monsoon is much more severe than the Southwest one, and the city often sees an average of 12 inches of rain at its peak.
Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health
The CEO of SAI, a small business in Maryland that serves the private and government sectors, Patrick Stoup ensures the company meets its short- and long-term goals by developing various strategies and approving budgets. Through the company, Patrick Stoup provides financial support to organizations such as the Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health.
Dedicated to helping families with children who are critically ill, Children’s Inn offers therapeutic and educational programs along with a free “place like home” to families and children involved in the research at the National Institutes of Health. To support its work, Children’s Inn throughout the year hosts several events, including its annual gala, An Evening for Hope. Now in its third year, An Evening for Hope welcomes top government health agencies, technology firms, and organizations to enjoy a dinner and silent and live auctions. Close to 800 supporters attend the Gala every year.
The 3rd Annual Children’s Inn Gala is scheduled for May 7, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Nearly 100 senior government leaders are scheduled to attend the gala this year. An Evening for Hope begins with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. A VIP reception and welcoming reception will take place before opening the doors for dinner at 6:45. In addition to its auction, the gala will be raffling off a Buddy 50 white scooter that was custom-painted by children served by Children’s Inn. The raffle winner will also receive a warranty for the scooter and a gift card for an accessory package.
An experienced executive, Patrick Stoup oversees budgeting and strategy operations in his role as chief executive officer of government contracting firm SAI in Gaithersburg, Maryland. As a frequent traveler for for over 30 years for both business and pleasure, Patrick Stoup has visited a number of locations across the world, including Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is home to a number of famous tourist destinations, including the Wong Tai Sin Temple and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. However, perhaps the city’s most prominent attraction is The Peak Tower. For years, this building has served as Hong Kong’s center of entertainment and leisure.
One of The Peak Tower’s most well-known features is its Peak Tram, which has operated since the late 1880s. This famous train departs from the Lower Terminus, where visitors can visit The Peak Tram Historical Gallery before heading up to the tower itself. Sitting 428 meters, which is more than 1,400 feet, above Hong Kong, The Peak Tower boasts a unique anvil-shaped silhouette. Inside its walls, visitors can shop at a number of stores and restaurants or visit the city’s Madame Tussauds wax museum location. The Peak Tower’s Sky Terrace 428 observation deck sits atop the building, providing stunning views of Victoria Harbor and the nearby islands. Mr. Stoup has visited Peak Tower and can attest to the magnificent view and Tram ride experience.