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Mandarin Oriental Unveils Three Resorts in Japan

There are notable expansion and renovations worldwide, including the opening of the Hyatt Place Bodh Gaya in India, the launch of Mondrian Hong Kong, and the extensive refurbishment of Peppers Marysville in Australia’s Yarra Valley. Osaka, Japan, aims to attract 20 million visitors annually with the new MGM Osaka resort. Mandarin Oriental announces plans for three unique resorts in Setouchi, Japan.

Foreign Investment to Japan’s Hotels Top $2 Billion This Year to Date

Foreign investors like Goldman Sachs, KKR, and Blackstone have invested $2 billion in Japanese hotel deals this year, driven by a hotel business rebound and favorable exchange rates. Hilton plans substantial growth in Southeast Asia, introducing a new Hilton Garden Inn prototype and adding seven new hotels in Malaysia, including new brands like Curio Collection and Waldorf Astoria. Accor expands across Asia with 30 new hotels, focusing on markets like Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India, while also partnering to introduce the Swissotel brand to Malaysia with Swissotel Genting Highlands.
North America

U.S. Hotel Sales Fell in First Half 2023

Stock Market: DJIA rises while Nasdaq and S&P 500 experience slight declines. Hotel Sales: Major U.S. hotel sales show decreases in transactions, dollar volume, and prices per key. Hotel Developments: Construction progresses on a skyscraper in New York and new hotels are planned in Virginia , Connecticut , and South Carolina .