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Asia-Pacific

Hyatt’s Pipeline is 40% in China

Hyatt aims to expand its presence in China’s economy and midscale hotel segments, leveraging local partnerships and focusing on second and third-tier cities.
North America

Hilton Grand Vacations Completes Acquisition of Bluegreen Vacations

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. completed the previously disclosed acquisition of Bluegreen Vacations. The transaction broadens HGV’s offerings, customer reach, and sales locations, creating a premier vacation ownership, and experiences company.
Asia-Pacific

Thai Hotels Association Warns Regulations Will Hurt Tourism

The Thai Hotels Association (THA) expresses concerns about new regulations that exclude accommodations with up to eight rooms and 30 guests from the hotel business, anticipating a 15% to 20% loss in tourism revenue and increased safety risks. The THA believes these regulations have more disadvantages than benefits, while the Tourism Council of Thailand supports them. Speculation grows regarding the legalization of casino gambling in Thailand within three years, attracting international and regional operators. The text emphasizes the importance of the government’s approach to legalization, as it could affect investor interest, citing examples from other countries like Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan. New World Hotels & Resorts, an upper-upscale hotel brand under Rosewood Hotel Group, is actively expanding in Asia. They plan to have 18 operating hotels by the end of the year, with two more opening in 2024. The brand is entering various markets, including Mainland China, Vietnam, and Japan.
Asia-Pacific

Ritz-Carlton Club Refresh Across Asia Pacific

Marriott International’s Ritz-Carlton is presenting a newly elevated experience at The Ritz-Carlton Club across its Asia Pacific hotels, joining a successful launch in Mainland China last summer. Hanwha Hotels & Resorts signed a memorandum of understanding with Lodgis Hospitality Holdings to forge a strategic partnership to mutually boost each of their hotel and resort portfolios. New Zealand’s Sotheby’s International Realty is listing an exclusive Queenstown  development site, expected to sell for more than $40 million.