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TAUZIA Hotel Management turns 15 with Asia Pacific presence in mind

JAKARTA – The award-winning Indonesian hotel operator, TAUZIA Hotel Management, turned fifteen years young and prides itself for being one of the most prominent players in the regional industry with forty-four hotels in operations and another sixty hotels set to open by 2021 not only across the archipelago, but also throughout Asia Pacific.

“Our overseas development will most likely begin with openings in Vietnam & Malaysia within the next couple of years, before we continue to make our mark in the region […]

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Thailand hopes tourism will bounce back from bombings

A string of explosions and arson attacks, beginning late August 11 and into the next morning, rattled popular beach resort areas including Hua Hin, where the Thai royal family has a residence. Other targets included the provinces of Phuket – with almost 30 million visitors in 2015 – Surat Thani, Phangna, Trang, Chumphon and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Lisa Onghang, president of the Hua Hin Cha Am Tourism Association, said a sense of normalcy has returned to the region after the initial shock. “When […]

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Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel acquisitions are game changer for AccorHotels

Jakarta. For Garth Simmons, the chief operating officer of AccorHotels for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, the hotel chain’s landmark acquisition of three luxury hotel brands — Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel — is a game changer that will cement the world-leading travel and lifestyle hotel chain’s reputation.

“For us, we say it is a really strategic acquisition,” he told the Jakarta Globe in a recent interview, adding that the main impact from the acquisitions will be strengthening AccorHotels’ luxury end of the market.

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Wynn Palace Now Open in Cotai, Macau

MACAU, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, unveiled Wynn Palace to the world at 8:00 p.m. today. The resort is Mr. Wynn’s latest masterpiece and is set in a commanding position in Cotai, Macau’s bustling new tourist hub. The opening of Wynn Palace will help launch a new era of prosperity for Macau and attracting more international tourists to the city.

The opening was officiated by Mr. Chui Sai […]

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Vietnam is well placed to lead in affordable hospitality

Vietnam is well placed to lead in affordable hospitality They spent 10 years fighting the Americans, 100 years in a fracas with the French, and 1,000 years defending themselves from the various invasions, incursions and cultural assimilations at the hands of giant neighbour China. Despite this, the Vietnamese are an industrious, cheerful, peace-loving and hard-working people, fiercely proud of their national identity yet quick to forgive and embrace their old enemies, with a legendary work ethic described by the French […]

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for July 2016

LONDON – STR’s July 2016 Pipeline Report shows 585,492 rooms in 2,547 projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 5.1% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with July 2015.

Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage.

The region reported 255,525 rooms in 1,042 projects In Construction for the month, a 0.6% decrease in year-over-year comparisons.

Among the region’s key markets, Shanghai, China, reported […]

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