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Asia-Pacific

Banyan Group to Open Kyoto Hotel in Q3 2024

Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, opening Q3 2024, will be Banyan Tree’s first Japan hotel, featuring 52 guestrooms, a spa, and two dining options.
North America

Hilton Increases Canadian Portfolio

Hilton’s expansion in Canada includes nearly 20 deals signed in 2023, with plans to introduce Spark by Hilton and Motto by Hilton in 2024 – aiming to surpass 200 hotels.
Asia-Pacific

Maldives Saw Resort Revenue Drop in 2023

The Maldivian tourism sector experienced a significant revenue decline last year, with resort revenue dropping by $529 million and total tourism revenue decreasing from $5.4 billion to $5 billion, attributed partly to a shift towards guesthouses over traditional resorts.
North America

A&O to Invest €500 Million in Hostels

Europe hostel chain A&O is set to invest €500 million to aid its expansion across Europe. The company is seeking to expand its presence in European city centers.
North America

Wyndham Hotels’ Instant Group Booking Windows

Group bookings across the industry’s largest portfolio of economy and midscale hotels will soon take minutes, not days, thanks to Groups360 and the rapid rollout at over 5,600 Wyndham hotels.
Asia-Pacific

Sri Lanka Steals Tourism Share From Maldives

The tensions with the Maldives have Indian tourists diverting to other coastal tourist destinations and Sri Lanka is already reaping the benefits, surpassing Maldives in the number of tourists for the first time.
Asia-Pacific

Las Vegas Sands’ $3.3 Billion Singapore Expansion

Cushman & Wakefield reported significant growth in China’s hotel industry, with domestic tourism on the rise and strong performance in the hotel market. Las Vegas Sands is embarking on a $3.3 billion expansion project in Singapore, while Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding in Vietnam, including a massive complex on Bai Dai beach. Fine Acers Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd is partnering with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to open a luxury Wyndham Grand Hotel & Branded Residences in Amer, Jaipur, India.
Asia-Pacific

Accor Plans 30 New Hotels in India Within Five Years

Chinese tourists flocked to the Middle East during Golden Week, benefiting destinations like Dubai, Thailand, and Singapore. Plans were unveiled for a hotel in Braddon, Australia, with a unique design inspired by canyons, featuring 119 suites and retail tenancies. Accor plans to open 30 new properties in India, focusing on tier 2 and tier 3 cities, introducing additional brands like Swissotel, Movenpick, and Handwritten Collection.
Asia-Pacific

Australia Sees Corporate Hotel Demand Strengthening 

CoStar and STR analysis reveal Australia’s hotel market normalization as leisure demand plateaus and corporate business strengthens. Occupancy and ADR figures show progress compared to last year but remain slightly below 2019 levels. Choice Hotels APAC reports positive Q2 results in Australia and New Zealand, adding new deals and Ascend Hotel Collection locations. Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya opens, featuring music-themed rooms; DoubleDragon Corp starts construction on its first overseas hotel in Hokkaido, Japan. Macau experiences impressive hotel occupancy rebound in July; IOI Properties partners with Marriott for a new hotel in Singapore’s Marina View property; juSTa Rudra Resort & Spa to open in India; The Greenwood Hotels and Resorts Group invests in Northeast India expansion; The Roxy Impiana Hotel prepares for opening in Kuching, Malaysia.
Asia-Pacific

Macau and Hong Kong Boom While Vietnam Slumps

Vietnam’s condotel market remains sluggish with excess inventory, unlikely to recover before 2025. Grand Ho Tram Strip casino resort introduces Ixora Ho Tram Fusion luxury residences to boost sales. Guangdong , China experiences high visa applications for Macau and Hong Kong due to increased tourism.