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Autograph Collection Hotels debuting properties in China, Korea and Malaysia

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinguished portfolio of independent hotels recognized for celebrating individuality, announced today its debut of four properties in Asia next year. In 2017, the brand will open The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya in China, The Majestic Hotel and Hotel Stripes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and RYSE hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

Autograph Collection Hotels is a curated collection of some of the finest independent hotels located in extraordinary destinations throughout the world. Each hotel is hand-selected for its […]

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Indonesia is waking up

Looking for fun on a rainy afternoon? Try this: take a blow-up globe down to your nearest public space – a shopping mall, perhaps, or a train station – and ask people to find Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation.

I’ve tried it in London, New York and Rio. The response: “Uuuuuuuhh …”

Much stroking of chins and scratching of heads. “Somewhere around here, maybe,” accompanied by vague hand gestures towards Indochina or south Asia.

If you’re in Melbourne or Sydney you […]

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Hyatt plans to open four hotels in Pakistan

Hyatt aims to expand their property of the Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands in Pakistan by opening four branded hotels. These are the Grand Hyatt Islamabad, Hyatt Regency Karachi, Hyatt Regency Lahore, and Hyatt Regency Rawalpindi. Bahria Town, one of the largest real-estate development company in Asia, will own these four hotels.

“We look forward to collaborating with the Bahria team to open the first Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels in Pakistan,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president of […]

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Warburg Pincus partners with VinaCapital to create a leading hospitality platform in Southeast Asia

NEW YORK – Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, and VinaCapital, one of the largest private equity firms in Vietnam, jointly announced that affiliates of Warburg Pincus, VinaCapital and its founder Don Lam have closed a partnership to create a fully integrated hospitality platform (the “JV”) spanning development, acquisitions and operations across Southeast Asia. The JV is founded on a common vision to become the pre-eminent hotel platform in Vietnam with a target to […]

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Luxury travel market to reach $1,154b. globally by 2022

Global Luxury Travel Market is expected to generate $1,154 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% during 2016-2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research. In 2015, North America and Europe collectively accounted for around 66% of the overall market revenue.

Growing inclination of people towards unique and exotic holiday experiences, rise in middle and upper middle class spending and the increasing impact of social media on travel industry are the key factors that drive the […]

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Rosewood Hong Kong Hotel announced for 2018

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open the ultra-luxury brand’s first Hong Kong property in 2018 in a prime Victoria Harbour waterfront location at the former New World Centre on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Rosewood Hong Kong will occupy 27 floors of a multi-use tower owned by New World Development Company Limited, whose distinct form and glowing crown is destined to become an instantly recognizable landmark on the famous skyline.

“As one of the world’s great cities, with iconic character […]

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