Sayaji Hotels

North America

Vietnamese Hotel Closures and Sales Amidst Tourism Challenges

Hotels in Vietnam, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City, are experiencing closures and are being listed for sale due to lower-than-expected visitors, revenue, and the need for capital expenditure. Centara Hotels & Resorts is entering the Japanese market with the opening of Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, featuring 515 rooms, world-class dining options, and extensive meeting facilities. The Philippines conglomerate Alliance Global Group plans to allocate Php4 billion for the expansion of Manila’s Newport World Resorts, part of a broader Php70 billion investment for 2023.

Oyo Valued at $6.5 Billion in Share Sale

H World Group sells one-fifth of its OYO stake, generating 500% return on investment. Dalian Wanda Group seeks to offload assets amid financial challenges, including selling a Shanghai hotel and shopping malls. IHG Hotels opens new Holiday Inn property in Melbourne, featuring modern amenities and conference facilities.

Japan Is Nearly Recovered But Thailand Still Lags

The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects the country’s tourism sector to generate up to 2.4 trillion baht in revenue this year, or 80% of earnings in 2019 . STR said Japan’s recovery is moving in the right direction as the current central administration continues to focus on growing both domestic and inbound tourism. The director of the Macao Government Tourism Office said the booking rate for Macau hotels over Easter was currently at between 50% and 60%.