Choe Peng Sum, chief executive, Frasers Hospitality, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the brand defends its title of World’s Leading Serviced Apartments Brand by the World Travel Awards.
Huang Mei Lin, general manager of Fraser Residence Nankai, Osaka, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the property she leads and the value of winning at the World Travel Awards.
Two innovative international brands, Frasers Hospitality and Mercedes-Benz, have teamed up in an exclusive collaboration to bring Mercedes-Benz Living @ Fraser to Capri by Fraser, Changi City, in its pilot project which started with Fraser Suites Kensington, London last November. Developed around the urban-inspired, high-tech and intuitive concept of the Capri by Fraser hotel residence brand, nine terrace suites have been artfully designed to reflect Mercedes-Benz’s design philosophy of sensual clarity in a unique multi-sensory Mercedes-Benz living experience.
Frasers Hospitality has capped off the year by winning the World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand title by World Travel Awards, the highest honour within the travel and tourism industry. This is the third year Frasers Hospitality has been awarded the global title, having been chosen as its first ever recipient when the award was introduced in 2012.
Frasers Hospitality has raised the ante on designer living, with the launch of ‘Mercedes-Benz Living @ Fraser’ this November. The new option will bring together the cutting-edge design and innovative technologies for which Mercedes-Benz is renowned for, with the Gold-Standard service excellence that is synonymous with Frasers Hospitality.
Following the successful launches of its hotel residence brand Capri by Fraser in Asia Pacific, Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Centrepoint, is taking it global with the launch of three new Capri by Fraser hotel residences in Europe. The recent opening of the 97-unit Capri by Fraser, Barcelona, Spain, and the 153-unit Capri by Fraser, Frankfurt, Germany, this year will be followed by the opening of Capri by Fraser Berlin, Germany, in 2017.
Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Centrepoint, is on track to double its presence in China with the acquisition of a serviced residence property in the burgeoning city of Dalian. Frasers paid a total of S$100.29 million for the property. The gateway city to Northeast China, Dalian is a major port and centre for trade, industry, business and tourism.
Frasers Hospitality UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Frasers Centrepoint, has successfully completed the acquisition of Malmaison Hotel du Vin group. Frasers paid £363 million to purchase the chain of boutique lifestyle hotels from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners. MHDV owns two upscale boutique lifestyle brands – Malmaison and Hotel du Vin – comprising 29 boutique lifestyle hotels and 2,082 keys across 25 cities in the United Kingdom.
Jastina Balen, director of group branding and communications, Frasers Hospitality speaking to Breaking Travel News at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai following the World Travel Awards Middle East 2015.
Frasers Hospitality has won four highly coveted awards at the 2015 World Travel Awards Middle East, retaining its title as Middle East’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive year. Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain, Fraser Suites Doha and Fraser Suites Dubai also won Leading Serviced Apartments for its respective territories, recognising its commitment to excellence and innovation in maintaining high product and service standards.
Frasers Hospitality is eyeing a bigger share of the China market with the addition of ten more serviced residences in China’s second-tier cities of Tianjin, Nanchang, Hefei, Dalian, Kunming, Wuxi and Chengdu, and two more in the key cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen. The securing of these new serviced residences follows the recent openings of Modena Zhuankou Wuhan and Modena New District Wuxi last year. They involve the addition of more than 2,400 new apartment units, which will almost double Frasers Hospitality’s China portfolio, bringing it to 26 properties with more than 5,900 serviced apartment units in 14 key cities and second-tier cities.