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Okinawa Steps Up To Take On Bali And Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 24 Aug 2019 | 12:06 pm

While Okinawa is often called the Hawaii of Japan, a changing Asian travelscape driven by low-cost airline carriers is seeing the resort destination attract a rising number of regional tourists.

Greater Pattaya Hotel And Tourism Event

Category: Hotels. Posted: 20 Aug 2019 | 9:29 am

On Thursday September 5th a hotel and tourism market update event covering Greater Pattaya will be held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya.

C9 Hotelworks Releases Koh Chang Tourism Update

Category: Hotels. Posted: 19 Aug 2019 | 1:57 pm

Despite being one of the country’s biggest islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Chang has remained somewhat off the mass tourism development footprint.

Radisson Inks Deal For Mai Khao Phuket Hotel

Category: Hotels. Posted: 11 Aug 2019 | 6:00 am

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed a deal for a 222-key mixed-use hotel on Phuket’s west coast at Mai Khao.

Guidelines For Amnesty Program For Unlicensed Thai Hotels

Category: Hotels. Posted: 10 Aug 2019 | 4:24 pm

The Thai government has issued guidelines for unlicensed hotels under their amnesty program.

ACCOR Dives Into Serviced Apartments With New Brand

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 Aug 2019 | 6:14 am

ACCOR has launched a new serviced apartment brand in Asia under the ‘Living’ moniker.

Future Of Retirement Real Estate In Thailand

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 06 Aug 2019 | 6:00 am

While a number of property offerings in Phuket, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and more recently in Bangkok have promoted themselves as retirement-centric offerings, the jury is still out on the broad success of the sector.

Singapore Airlines Returns To Phuket

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Aug 2019 | 6:00 am

Leading global airline carrier Singapore Airlines has resumed direct flights between the resort island of Phuket and the Lion City.

Laguna Sets Sight On Entry-Level Condos

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 03 Aug 2019 | 6:00 am

Laguna Phuket has launched a new entry-level condominium project named SKYPARK.

Top 5 Things Phuket Hotel Developers Should Know

Category: Hotels. Posted: 29 Jul 2019 | 3:43 pm

Taking a 2020 view of Phuket’s hotel development pipeline that has now surpassed 15,000 new keys it’s hard not to be apprehensive.

C9 Hotelworks Release Zanzibar Hotel and Tourism Report

Category: Hotels. Posted: 28 Jul 2019 | 4:00 pm

Mention Zanzibar when talking about idyllic tropical islands and the mere name reflects a faraway exotic destination not unlike Bali or Tahiti.

Phuket’s Hotel Residences Surge Tops Global Property Market

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Jul 2019 | 1:17 pm

Phuket’s love affair with hotel managed properties started in the late 1980’s with the posh Amanpuri ultra villas.

How Asia's Luxury Property Going From The Beach To The Mountains

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Jul 2019 | 4:42 pm

Asia’s leading alpine resort destination Niseko is igniting the imagination of both overseas, and a rising number of Japanese large-scale investors. Back of soaring property prices, a new tourism storyline is emerging, highlighted by the soon to open Park Hyatt Hanazono.

Patong Hotel Pipeline Grows

Category: Hotels. Posted: 24 Jul 2019 | 2:25 pm

The 323-room X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center with an opening planned for mid-2021 has joined the island's development pipeline.

Digging Into Phuket Hotel Performance Numbers With STR

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Jul 2019 | 6:12 pm

As Phuket’s hotel operators and owners face a disruptive 2019, we thought it was time to do a deep dig into the island’s accommodation performance metrics.

Phuket Pipeline Spikes Upward With 55 New Hotels On Horizon

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Jul 2019 | 10:55 am

New report cautions short to medium-term stress on supply demand fundamentals

Asia’s Biggest Hotel Conference Coming

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 Jul 2019 | 8:31 am

Registration is now open for Asia’s largest hotel investment event HICAP 2019.

Phuket Hotels Association Launches Green Video Contest

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 Jul 2019 | 6:00 am

Dance to the sound of Green Beat 60: wacky, wild, in-your-face ideas all welcome as Asia’s first green short film competition aims to unearth the region’s new generation of eco activists.

Chiang Mai Hotels Battle Disruptors 

Category: Hotels. Posted: 08 Jul 2019 | 9:12 am

Thailand’s northern tourism hub of Chiang Mai has become a victim of its own volume-driven success.

C9 Hotelworks Releases Jakarta Hotel Update

Category: Hotels. Posted: 02 Jul 2019 | 5:58 am

Despite Jakarta hotels hosting more than 13 million hotel guests last year, the market continues to be a highly domestic affair. The Indonesian segment accounted for 86% of guests at star-rated properties.

Karma Returns To Koh Samui

Category: Hotels. Posted: 30 Jun 2019 | 6:00 am

The Karma hospitality group is returning to Koh Samui with a newly branded property.

Airbnb Taps Luxury Segment

Category: Hotels. Posted: 29 Jun 2019 | 8:50 am

Global online accommodation icon Airbnb has pushed forward into the luxury market with an offered tagged as Airbnb Luxe.

Government Announces Hotel License Amnesty Program

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Jun 2019 | 6:00 am

In a significant move by Thailand’s government, a hotel licensing amnesty program has been announced on a nationwide basis. Clearly pressure by hotel owners amidst an large-scale influx of non-licensed accommodation has spurred the action.

New Phuket Airport Edges Closer To Green Light

Category: Tourism. Posted: 26 Jun 2019 | 7:51 pm

The AoT (Airports of Thailand) planned international airport in Phang Nga is set to move past another development milestone.

Zeavola’s Little Green Book

Category: Hotels. Posted: 17 Jun 2019 | 7:01 am

Koh Phi Phi’s boutique upscale resort Zeavola is behind the impressive new Little Green Book, which was recently released.

Burasari Opening Second Phuket Hotel

Category: Hotels. Posted: 16 Jun 2019 | 6:00 am

Island Escape by Burasari, the second Phuket hotel from the Thai-based group will open soft open in September.

Bid Now. Phuket Hotels Association Auction Ends Midnight Today

Category: Hotels. Posted: 30 May 2019 | 6:00 am

The Phuket Hotels Association global hotel auction ends Friday at midnight Thai time.

Phuket Space Hotel Coming In 2020

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 May 2019 | 10:17 pm

A 150-key space themed hotel is under development by a Singaporean group in Kathu.

Boat Pattana’s Cherngtalay Villa Project Hits Ground Running

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 20 May 2019 | 2:55 pm

Thai developer Boon Yongsakul’s latest development Shambala Grand Villa in Cherngtalay has experienced strong pre-launch sales.

AirAsia Returns Indonesia Flights To Phuket

Category: Tourism. Posted: 16 May 2019 | 9:07 am

AirAsia Indonesia will resume direct flights between Phuket and Jakarta on the second of July.

Wyndham Flags Condo Hotel At Layan Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 May 2019 | 6:00 am

A new Wyndham managed condominium hotel is rising in the Layan Beach area of Phuket.

Still Time To Register for Bangkok SEAHIS Hotel Conference

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 May 2019 | 6:14 pm

The South East Asia Hotel Investors Summit (SEAHIS) 2019 is set for Thursday and Friday this week in Bangkok.

ACCOR’s MGallery Coming to MontAzure Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 May 2019 | 9:49 am

Kamala’s MontAzure integrated development is rolling out a 236-unit hotel branded residences project.

New Bali Hotel and Branded Residences Report Released

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 May 2019 | 6:00 am

C9 Hotelworks and Horwath HTL have released a report on Bali Indonesia covering tourism, hotels and property.

New Phuket Development  Zoning Regulations Coming

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 08 May 2019 | 6:00 am

Thailand’s Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning, within the Ministry of Interior is set to finalize sweeping development regulation changes for Phuket.

Elite Havens Adds Top Lombok Villa Project

Category: Hotels. Posted: 04 May 2019 | 9:45 am

Leading luxury villa rental and management group Elite Havens has entered into a strategic alliance with Lombok’s leading villa resort Selong Selo.

Phuket Airport Passenger Arrival Drop

Category: Tourism. Posted: 28 Apr 2019 | 9:28 am

To date, 2019 is shaping up to be a slightly volatile year for tourism to the island.

Phuket Hotels Association Global Auction Now Live

Category: Hotels. Posted: 23 Apr 2019 | 2:58 pm

The 3rd annual Phuket Hotels Association charity auction is now online.

Bangkok’s New Luxury Hotels Break The US$300 Glass Ceiling

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Apr 2019 | 11:08 am

For hotel owners and operators one in Southeast Asia, one of the great mysteries of the past decade has been the low rate profile of Bangkok’s luxury hotel set.

Upstart Kokotel Hotels Take Aim At Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 Apr 2019 | 6:33 pm

Thailand’s emerging hotel brand Kokotel is quickly expanding their footprint across the country.

LuxuryHunt Releases 2nd Edition

Category: Hotels. Posted: 11 Apr 2019 | 2:51 pm

Leading travel resource LuxuryHunt.com has just released their second edition of the 100 Best Luxury Experiences 2019/2020.

Phuket Hotel Watch, 3 Months Down, 9 More To Go

Category: Hotels. Posted: 10 Apr 2019 | 10:55 pm

At the beginning of the year Phuket’s tourism and hotel sector was cautiously optimistic after a strong first half of 2018 and humbling second half.

Fox News Fake News, Phuket Gets A Bullet (OPINION)

Category: Tourism. Posted: 09 Apr 2019 | 10:50 am

As Phuket moves slowly into low season, a story published in the international media by Fox News about how tourists could face the death penalty over taking photos at the island’s airport is a highly flaw piece of sensationalist fake news.

Massive 11 Hotel Development Project Coming To Kata Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 08 Apr 2019 | 9:07 pm

Thai developer K.W. Plaza group has unveiled plans for a large-scale mixed-use project called The Beach Plaza on 15 rai, that will have 11 three and four star hotels with a total of 1.490 rooms.

Robinson Crusoe+Bill Bensley tango at Hard Rockin’ Café Del Mar

Category: Hotels. Posted: 07 Apr 2019 | 6:00 am

It’s every hotel owner’s wet dream. Imagine in the age of the smartphone and the aspirational movement of getting out of the box, being able to contain guests and their money within the confines of a single resort.

New Phuket to Cambodia Flight Link

Category: Tourism. Posted: 06 Apr 2019 | 10:10 am

According to news in The Thaiger, Thai AirAsia will start direct air service between Phuket and Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

C9 Hotelworks Koh Pha-Ngan and Koh Tao Hotel Market Update

Category: Hotels. Posted: 02 Apr 2019 | 8:38 am

Thailand’s idyllic Koh Pha-Ngan island is renowned globally for its marque Full Moon parties.

Fourth Movenpick Resort For Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 01 Apr 2019 | 8:14 am

A fourth Movenpick-branded resort is headed for Phuket.

Catch Beach Club Opens Kids Concept

Category: Hotels. Posted: 31 Mar 2019 | 12:22 pm

Phuket’s Catch Beach Club has launched its very own themed children’s concept.

How Serviced Apartments Found Their Mojo

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Mar 2019 | 2:20 pm

“Irrespective of your thoughts on Christianity or evolution, there is one thing that most cultural camps can agree on: Caves were amongst the earliest accommodation offerings. Prehistoric caves, in fact, have a lot in common with serviced apartments.

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