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Meliá keeps up expansion pace in SE Asia with new signings, rebrands

Asia-Pacific remains a key focus area of expansion for Meliá Hotels International with a trio of new signings as well as a series of rebranding efforts in South-east Asia, which will bring the number of properties under operation or due-to-open in the region to 51 by 2022.

Situated in Hoi An Ancient Town, Meliá Hoi An is a 30-minute drive from Danang International Airport. The property will offer 150 rooms across five categories, a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. Other […]

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Wyndham expands its footprint in Vietnam with the signing of Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding its footprint in Vietnam with the signing of Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View.

Scheduled to open in first-quarter 2020, the 200-room hotel will be located in Ha Long City’s main tourist area. The project is being developed by Hong Quan Develop and Consultants JSC and owning company Lac Hong Construction & Investment JSC.

Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province, where Ha Long Bay is located, received 7.5 million visitors in the first half of 2018, including 2.5 million international […]

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes its Maldives debut

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the AccorHotels Group, has raised its first flag in the Maldives, opening the doors to Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on a private island in the Noonu Atoll.

The resort, which is just 45 minutes by sea plane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool – perfect for adventure-seeking families […]

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Meliá Hotels signs three new hotels in Vietnam and Thailand

Mr. Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, the group’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. André Gerondeau, and the Regional Vice President Asia Pacific, Mr. Bernardo Cabot, recently ended their Asia Pacific tour, during which they visited China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

During Mr. Escarrer’s trip, the company signed three new hotels: Meliá Hoi An and Meliá Phu Quoc in Vietnam, and Meliá Phuket Karon in Thailand. These new properties take Meliá Hotels International’s portfolio in Asia […]

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Dream Hotel Group weaves plans for Asia expansion

US-based Dream Hotel Group is gearing up for its foray into Asia-Pacific, with the signing of properties in new destinations and the assembling of a regional team.

Kitmun Fung and Sunny Li took up the posts of vice president of development, Asia Pacific and vice president of development for China and North Asia respectively, shared Abid Butt, CEO for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. An appointment for Middle East and Africa market will soon be made.

With its Asian footprint in just Bangkok and Phuket, the […]

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Santika Indonesia Hotels and Resorts spins off fresh, young brand, Kampi

Santika Indonesia Hotels and Resorts has debuted a three-star brand that carries a modern and energetic vibe to cater to the growing population of millennial travellers.

Sudarsana, general manager for corporate business development and marketing communications with the Indonesian hotel company, said the new Kampi Hotel brand is different from the Santika corporate image.

“Santika reflects Indonesian tradition, culture and heritage, while Kampi is contemporary while retaining the heartfelt hospitality quality that Santika properties are known for,” he said.

Kampi’s contemporary nature is […]

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