Four hotels under Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands to join Hiltons growing luxury portfolio, including Conrad Shanghai as largest Conrad in Asia.
Hotel news in Asia
IHG Hotels & Resorts expands the Kimpton brand in South East Asia with the signing of Kimpton Koh Samui
IHGs Luxury & Lifestyle brands continue to grow in resort destinations and city locations
Langham Hospitality has opened its 13th hotel in China and 25th globally. The 295-room Langham Place, Changsha is located within the expansive Da Wang Shan Resort, southwest of Changsha.
Cross Hotels & Resorts, a Thailand-based hotel operator, has signed a management agreement with Kasetsinn Co., Ltd. to open a Cross hotel in Pattaya.
Radisson Hotel Group debuts its fourth brand in Dubai with the opening of Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills
Radisson Hotel Group announced the debut of its fourth brand in the United Arab Emirates, the upscale Radisson, with the opening of Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills. This latest addition brings the group’s presence to 14 hotels in the United Arab Emirates and 77 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development across the Middle East.
Riding on the momentum of opening two properties – The Clan Hotel Singapore and Quincy Hotel Melbourne, in the first quarter of 2021, Far East Hospitality announced that it will continue with its regional expansion plans.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Strong Growth in Asia Pacific with Accelerated Expansion Planned in 2021
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continued on a strong growth trajectory in Asia Pacific in 2020, overcoming global uncertainty to achieve a series of important hotel openings, major milestones and a strong pipeline of new properties scheduled to launch in 2021 and beyond.
According to March pipeline data from STR, Europe is the only region in the world showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of Q1 last year.
Oakwood has unveiled plans to open four new properties in China by December 2021, with more signings expected in the coming months.
EDITION Hotels announced its further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the slated opening of eight new properties across three continents. The new openings include sites in Rome, Madrid, Dubai, Reykjavik, Tampa, Doha, Mexicos Riviera Maya at Kanai and EDITIONs second property in Tokyo.
A poll conducted by GlobalData has shown that quarantine requirements and travel restrictions remain the two main deterrents to international travel with 58% and 55%* of respondents expressing that these factors would deter them from traveling.
Melia Hotels International signed Innside by Melia Qujiang Xian, expanding bleisure presence in China
Meliá Hotels International, continues to maintain its strategic growth in China and on April 9th announced further growth with the new INNSiDE by Meliá Qujiang Xian, which is expected to open by 2025, expanding the group’s footprint in the country to 12 properties
Accor announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai. Developed in partnership with World of Wonders Real Estate – the new property is one of Dubai’s tallest buildings and is set to officially welcome guests and residents on April 5, 2021.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).
Marriott Bonvoys Portfolio of Longer Stay Brands Announces the Debut of Marriott Executive Apartments in Doha
Marriott Executive Apartments, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 leading brands, has announced its debut in Qatar with the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha. Owned by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), the elevated serviced apartments answer the rapidly growing demand for longer stay accommodations that offer a sophisticated experience with amenities and services that mirror the comforts of home.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, continues to cement its presence across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA) with a series of recent hotel launches and a strong line-up of openings for 2021.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to grow its brand footprint in India – one of Hyatt’s top three growth markets globally – by more than 70% by 2023. With over 20 executed managed and franchised agreements, Hyatt will add more than 3,600 keys to its existing portfolio of 32 Hyatt-branded hotels across eight distinct brands in the country, including the Andaz, Alila, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, and Hyatt Place brands.
Tourist Arrivals Down 87% In January 2021 As Unwto Calls For Stronger Coordination To Restart Tourism
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals in January as compared to 2020. The outlook for the rest of the year remain cautious as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to call for stronger coordination on travel protocols between countries to ensure the safe restart of tourism and avoid another year of massive losses for the sector.
WTTC research reveals global Travel & Tourism sector suffered a loss of almost USD4.5 trillion in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19
Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to GDP plunged a staggering 49.1% in 2020. Job retention schemes look to have saved millions of jobs - but the threat remains. Swift action could see lost jobs and GDP contribution return by 2022
voco Hotels grows to over 50 openings and signings, marking IHG Hotels and Resorts fastest ever global expansion
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ premium voco Hotels brand has officially reached the milestone of 50 signed and open hotels in more than 20 countries across the globe – marking IHG’s fastest ever global expansion.