Janu

Asia-Pacific

Luxury Hotel Brands Flood Into Seoul

Marriott International expands its presence in Seoul while luxury brands like Aman Group, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and IHG Hotels & Resorts are also entering the South Korean market.
Asia-Pacific

Taylor Swift Concerts Break Hotel Records in Australia

In February 2024, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, experienced record hotel occupancy and rates, attributed to Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, with significant yearly increases in occupancy, average daily rates, and revenue per available room.
Asia-Pacific

Aman to Debut the Janu Brand in Japan in March 

Four Seasons announces two new hotels: Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, opening in 2027 with 160 rooms and suites, and Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou, now open with 119 rooms, suites, and 11 villas. Marriott International expands in Sydney and Bangkok with the Moxy brand. Moxy Sydney Pitt Street, opening in 2025, will have 314 rooms and the city’s highest rooftop bar. Moxy Bangkok Ratchaprasong, opening in 2024, starts its experience with a 9th-floor bar check-in. IHG Hotels & Resorts opens two new Holiday Inn resorts in Phuket, managed by Destination Group. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Karon Beach and Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Surin Beach feature over 220 rooms each, with private balconies and extensive amenities.
Asia-Pacific

Aman to Launch Janu Brand in Tokyo

Aman Group is launching a new brand, Janu, in Tokyo with its flagship property featuring luxury amenities, including a large wellness center and various dining options. Several hotel management changes and expansions are announced: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in New Zealand, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts in Sikkim, India, and Ramee Group of Hotels entering Tamil Nadu, India. New developments and reimaginings in the hospitality industry include Megaworld’s new township in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Townplace West Kowloon in Hong Kong launching a new social club, and SAii Resorts in Thailand undergoing extensive renovations.
Asia-Pacific

Accor Is Full Speed Ahead on China

Singapore’s August visitation decreased by -7.8% compared to July, with 1.31 million visitors. Total eight-month arrivals remain nearly -30% lower than 2019. Accor SA aims to sign approximately 125 hotel partnership projects in China this year, with plans to introduce the Orient Express brand. Hilton plans to expand its Hilton Garden Inn brand throughout the Asia Pacific region, with a new regional room prototype introduced in Australia and New Zealand.
Asia-Pacific

Debut of Aman’s Sister Brand Janu

Savills Vietnam issued a report saying despite improvements in 2022, occupancy and room rates in Ho Chi Minh City have yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels . Thai hotel operators are ramping up plans to expand investment at home and abroad according to Nikkei. The huge fire in Hong Kong Thursday night into Friday which received so much attention was the 48 story luxury Kimpton Hong Kong hotel that is under construction in Tsim Sha Tsui .