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ITC Shareholders Okay Hotel Spin-Off

ITC shareholders approved the company’s plan to spin off its hotel business, retaining a 40% stake, with overwhelming support from minority shareholders.
Asia-Pacific

South Korean Hotel Rates Surge 43%

In the first quarter of 2024, South Korea’s hotel industry saw significant growth in average daily rates and RevPAR, driven by key tourist destinations, but investment activity remained subdued despite limited future supply and expected continued success in luxury and upscale segments.
Asia-Pacific

Banyan Tree to Run Singapore Rainforest Resort

The Mandai Rainforest Resort, an eco-friendly resort operated by Banyan Tree and featuring 338 rooms including unique treehouses, is set to open in Singapore in early 2025, following delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Asia-Pacific

Hotel Franchising Doubles in Southeast Asia

A new report says that hotel franchising is rapidly expanding in Southeast Asia, providing local hotel owners significant growth opportunities despite market challenges.
Asia-Pacific

Seoul Plans a Floating Hotel

Seoul plans to develop floating office and hotel buildings with leisure facilities on the Han River by 2030 to enhance the river’s potential and attractiveness.
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

Shanghai Will Get a Mirage by MGM Hotel

Tishman Speyer partners with Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality to open Mirage by MGM Shanghai in 2027 within a new mixed-use tower at The Springs, featuring luxury rooms and upscale amenities.
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

Centara Aims to Be a Global Hotel Operator

Centara Hotels & Resorts announced its expansion plans at ITB Berlin. Their sustainable strategy is to introduce its style of family-centric hospitality to multiple new markets, striving to become one of the planet’s top 100 hotel operators by 2027.