Conrad Seoul Back on the Market for $750 Million

The 434-room Conrad Seoul, a Hilton-branded hotel in South Korea, is back on the market for $750 million. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has inaugurated the Hyatt Place Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia’s first Hyatt Place and the first international hotel in the Bukit Jalil area. Iconic Penang Sdn Bhd is developing the Iconic Marjorie Hotel, a 298-room five-star Marriott property in Penang, Malaysia.

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.

Taylor Swift Concerts Boost More Hotels

China hotel industry shows strong rebound: RevPAR up 36.9%, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by 5.4%. Hong Kong hotels attract investors with discounts up to 30%, driven by cash-rich buyers seeking business district properties. Vietnam’s tourism recovery gains momentum: July international arrivals tripled compared to last year, reaching 79% of 2019 levels.