Maritim Hotels has confirmed plans to open two new hotels in China, in Hangzhou and Hefei. Well located in prosperous cities in eastern China, both properties will be expertly designed, stunning new-build hotels featuring a distinctive interior inspired by the local culture of the region.
Vietnam’s first ever integrated destination resort will be operated by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. In a strategic move that cements its presence in the fast-growing Asian hotel market, the Swiss hospitality firm has signed a management deal with Ngoi Sao Cua Duong Joint Stock Company for the high-profile Mövenpick Resort Phu Quoc.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Waterfall Management Sole to manage Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, scheduled to open 2017 as a luxury escape. Within ten minutes’ drive from the historic city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests will be enveloped in an ethereal, idyllic setting as the resort is completely immersed within a virtually untouched natural environment.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of an agreement with Shanghai Huayu Real Estate to bring its ultra-luxury St. Regis brand to Shanghai. Scheduled for completion in early 2017, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan will open its doors in one of the most exclusive, sought-after locations in the heart of the city’s central business district.
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.
Asian hospitality provider ONYX Hospitality Group has announced two new management contracts to operate properties in China, culminating in seven new properties to be completed on the mainland by 2018 in addition to the existing 11 properties.Two properties are ideally and strategically located in Shanghai and Xiamen.
Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group marked a key development in the expansion of its Amari brand with a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the third ONYX project in Sri Lanka; Amari Galle. The hospitality group’s savvy hotel brand OZO, has already made an indelible footprint in Sri Lanka’s hospitality landscape, with OZO Colombo which opened in June 2014 and OZO Kandy which is due to open in April.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will develop a resort in the south-west of Bali at Uluwatu, a 35-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort is set atop a rugged cliff, sharing the spectacular ocean views with the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple. Drawing upon the renowned Six Senses commitment of providing top-tier facilities wedded to environmental responsibility, the resort and spa has been brilliantly designed and when combined with the innovative spirit of the owners, PT Cahaya Warna Prima, it will result in a rare development.
Jumeirah Group has signed three new management agreements to operate luxury hotels and resorts across China. The Jumeirah Haikou Resort is set in an exclusive golf community on a private island in Hainan; the Jumeirah Wuhan has a prime city centre location near to Hankou; and Jumeirah Nanjing is set in the Hexi new business district.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Tavros Investment Holding for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Expected to open in 2017, Hyatt Regency Almaty will mark Hyatt’s return to Kazakhstan.
The Ascott has brought its premier Ascott The Residence brand to Tokyo through a master lease agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company, one of Japan’s largest real estate developers. The 129-unit Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is slated to open in 2017, ahead of the 2020 Olympics to be held in the city.