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New hotel brands in ASEAN

Brands are being launched faster than you can open the door to a hotel room. Here’s a look at 10 new brands in South-east Asia

Since its founding in 1992, Singapore-based GHM Hotels has catered to people who don’t    want to be seen – those who value the discreet, private, serene and elegant style of its hotels.

The chain is breaking this mould by going into the mid-tier segment with a new brand, Tin  Hotels, which targets people who […]

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Indonesia property developers look forward to red tape cuts

Jakarta. Property companies are looking forward to government regulations which would reduce red tape and cut licensing costs for building medium to low income residential housing.

The government has been urging property developers to support its program to build 1 million houses a year since 2014, in an effort to battle shortages in the country’s housing market, particularly among lower income people.

But, developers have complained the licensing and tax administration are complicated and consumer almost a fifth of total costs for any […]

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Adonara Group to open 20 new hotels in Indonesia

The Adonara Group, an Indonesian hotel operator, plans to open 20 new hotels up to the end of 2017. Before the end of this year it will see two new hotels opening its doors. Meanwhile the Adonara Group also seeks business expansion through the purchase of the international brand “Continent Hotel”. Ruben Amor, Chief Executive Officer at the Adonara Group, said the 20 new hotels – all ranging between two and four star hotels – that are planned to be […]

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Marriott targets Australia, New Zealand and Pacific to reach 50 hotels by 2020

Marriott International today announced that its on track to hit a target of 50 hotels for its Australia, New Zealand and Pacific portfolio by the end of 2020. This announcement follows Marriott’s recently completed acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

With 24 hotels currently in operation and a pipeline of signed and approved deals totaling an additional 18 properties, Marriott is on track to grow to 50 hotels over the next four years across the region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, […]

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Alila Villas Soori rebrands into Soori Bali

Jakarta. Six years after its debut, Alila Villas Soori — the seaside resort in Bali’s Tabanan district owned and designed by renowned Singaporean architect Soo K. Chan — has left the Alila group and has changed its name to Soori Bali, a Soori Bali representative announced on Wednesday (02/10).

Chan said the launch of Soori Bali marks the first of a series of major developments to be rolled out under his new luxury lifestyle brand Soori, which is an amalgamation of his name Soo […]

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BHMAsia secures 6th hotel deal in Vietnam

BANGKOK, Thailand – Since entering the Vietnamese market last year, BHMAsia has been gradually expanding its presence. The company has now signed its 6 th hotel management contract, with properties in Danang, Hoi An, Halong Bay and Viet Tri. According to company CEO, Anthony McDonald “the properties are a mix of hotels, resorts, branded villas and residences, with a combined count of over 850 keys.”

He said “that the company has been successful, where larger international groups have struggled, due to […]

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