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Asia-Pacific

Marriott Rebrands 7 HMI Hotels in Japan

Marriott International and HMI Hotel Group are rebranding seven HMI properties across five major Japanese cities to align with global hospitality trends.
Asia-Pacific

India Hotel Investment Activity Recap

India’s hospitality sector in 2023 saw a record investment of $401 million, marking a near fourfold increase from 2022, with robust growth in hotel transactions, signings, and openings, particularly in tier-two cities, and an optimistic revenue growth forecast for FY2025 driven by spiritual tourism.
Asia-Pacific

Japan to Get Ten Four Seasons Properties 

Berjaya Land Bhd plans to expand its presence in Japan by developing at least ten Four Seasons hotels and resorts, starting with the groundbreaking for the Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Okinawa.
Asia-Pacific

Outbound Chinese Travel Preferences Shift to Singapore, Europe and South Korea

Chinese tourists are showing decreased interest in Japan and Thailand, partly due to Japan’s Fukushima wastewater release and negative perceptions from movies about Thailand. Consequently, Singapore, Europe, South Korea, Malaysia, and Australia have become more popular destinations. M Social opens its first hotel in Suzhou, China, and Indian Hotels Company plans to expand its Ginger brand across India. Other developments include the opening of the Ramada Encore by Wyndham in Amritsar, India, and new properties in Goa and Hong Kong under different brands. Sun Siyam Pasikudah in Sri Lanka reopens after renovations, and Berjaya Land Bhd secures a loan for developing the Four Seasons Resort in Okinawa, Japan.
Asia-Pacific

Accor Has a Record 42 Signed Deals in Asia

Accor aims for a record year in hotel signings across Asia, focusing on Premium, Midscale, and Economy divisions. Thailand offers visa waivers to Indian and Taiwanese tourists to boost its tourism sector. Macau experiences increased hotel occupancy rates, with significant construction plans for additional rooms.
Asia-Pacific

Ultraluxury Resort Boom in Japan

Asian ultraluxury resort companies are expanding into Japan to cater to wealthy overseas travelers and take advantage of the weak yen, with Soneva Holdings planning to open resorts in Japan by 2027 and investing 100 billion yen in new properties. Foreign investment in Japanese hotels increased significantly in recent years, with 2022 seeing a sixfold increase compared to the previous year, and an expected total of 128.5 billion yen in investments in the first six months of the current year. International hotel brands like InterContinental, Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt, and Accor are actively expanding their presence in various regions, including India, Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Australia, offering a diverse range of accommodations and amenities.
Asia-Pacific

FIFA Women’s World Cup Boosted Sydney Hotels

Hotel prices are surging during the upcoming Golden Week in popular cities, driven by the extended Golden Week, which includes the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day Holiday. Sydney, Australia, experienced record-high performance levels in August 2023 due to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with increased occupancy and average daily rates. Accor is expanding its presence in Japan by adding 23 properties and over 6,000 rooms to its network, with renovations and rebranding set to take place, doubling its presence in the country.
Asia-Pacific

Dusit Aims to Double Portfolio to 100 Hotels by 2025

HCMC’s hospitality market remained gloomy in H1 2023 due to slow international tourist arrivals. Ascott Limited is refreshing its hotel-in-residence model, catering to varying lengths of stays with hotel services and amenities. Dusit International expands in Japan with Dusit Thani Kyoto and plans massive expansion in China and India .
Asia-Pacific

Accor to Add 6,000 Rooms in Japan

Chinese investors are shifting their focus from New York City hotels due to hostility towards Chinese capital. Radisson Hotel Group has achieved significant growth in the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions with over 100 hotel openings and signings, particularly in Vietnam, India, Thailand, the Philippines, and China. Several major hotel companies, such as Sands China, Dharampal Satyapal Group, ITC Ltd., Accor, and Hilton, are making significant expansions, acquisitions, and rebranding efforts across Asia.