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IHG Acquires Six Senses Lifestyle Brand

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Feb 2019 | 11:44 am

Global hospitality group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has acquired Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas from Pegasus Capital.

World Class Phuket Tourism Attraction Opens

Category: Tourism. Posted: 02 Feb 2019 | 1:58 pm

The new Tribhum themed attraction has opened its doors at Phuket’s Central Floresta luxury mall.

Lombok To Become Another AirAsia Hub

Category: Tourism. Posted: 29 Jan 2019 | 6:00 am

Bali’s tourism neighbor Lombok is set to be designed as a new hub for low-cost airline AirAsia.

Turkish Airlines Going Daily With Phuket Service

Category: Tourism. Posted: 27 Jan 2019 | 10:07 am

Global airline carrier Turkish Airlines is adding additional flights to Phuket starting September 2nd.

The Death of the Hotel Business Plan

Category: Hotels. Posted: 26 Jan 2019 | 11:04 am

Death, or more appropriately perhaps, dying, is not my idea of a good time. It must be life’s ultimate buzz killer.

BHMA Ink Deal For Patong Hotel Conversion

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Jan 2019 | 9:24 am

Hospitality chain BHMA has entered into a management agreement to operate the BYD Lofts in Patong.

Centara Grand Samui To Shut And Renovate

Category: Hotels. Posted: 22 Jan 2019 | 8:53 pm

One of Koh Samui’s largest upscale hotels, the Centara Grand Beach Resort will close on June 1stof this year.

Serviced Apartment Conference Comes To Asia

Category: Hotels. Posted: 19 Jan 2019 | 1:41 pm

A new event named Serviced Apartment Summit Asia is set for February 21stand 22nd.

Burasari Hotel Group Expands Overseas

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 Jan 2019 | 3:28 pm

The Phuket-born Burasari Hotel Group has opened a new 37-key upscale boutique hotel in Laos.

UAE Targets Investment With Property Ownership/Visa Reform

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 05 Jan 2019 | 10:05 am

UAE Targets Investment With Property Ownership/Visa Reform

PABUK UPDATE Storm Passes, High-Season Resumes

Category: Tourism. Posted: 05 Jan 2019 | 8:37 am

Despite widespread concern over a massive impact from tropical storm Pabuk, Southern Thailand tourism is back to business.

Wellness Seminar Set For Outrigger Laguna

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Jan 2019 | 7:47 pm

A one-day seminar on wellness, nutrition and fitness is set for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort on January 12th.

Tropical Storm Pabuk Impacting Southern Thailand 

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Jan 2019 | 9:28 am

Thailand’s response to the impending tropical storm Pabuk is widespread.

Battle Of The Bays – Vietnam’s Halong Vs. Thailand’s Phang Nga

Category: Tourism. Posted: 03 Jan 2019 | 10:21 am

If there is any doubt who is Thailand’s single biggest competitor for the Mainland Chinese leisure market, clearly its nearby Vietnam.

5 Hotel Conferences In Asia You Must Attend in 2019

Category: Hotels. Posted: 31 Dec 2018 | 11:48 am

As we are about to move in 2019, it’s time to get the calendar out and start plotting which hospitality conferences to go to next year. If you go to five, these are the ones to go to:

Laguna Phuket Becomes the City by the Bay

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 29 Dec 2018 | 2:17 pm

If you were going to play a soundtrack to this story, perhaps it could be started off best with the 80’s hit “We Built This City”.

Thailand Grows Visitors By 7.5%

Category: Tourism. Posted: 27 Dec 2018 | 10:43 am

Despite the issues of a Chinese slowdown over the boat incident in Phuket this July, Thailand’s visitor numbers for the first eleven months of the year have risen by 7.5% year-on-year.

C9 Hotelworks New Phuket MICE Market Report

Category: Tourism. Posted: 26 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

Phuket’s surging MICE market valued at THB10.9 billion, as meetings, incentives and exhibitions attracted over 800,000 visitors to resort island last year.

From Condoms to Condos, Southeast Asia’s Sex Tourism Journey

Category: Tourism. Posted: 23 Dec 2018 | 11:36 am

This is a story that has all the epic elements of military power, big oil, sleaze, real estate, greed and ultimately transformation.

Koh Samui Escapes The Box

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Dec 2018 | 4:22 pm

Two new developments in Koh Samui have caught my eye, and best epitomize how the Thai resort island’s strong boutique brand offering excels at niche products.

PULP FICTION Phuket Tourism By The Numbers

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Dec 2018 | 10:41 am

This week the island has seen netizens captivated over a photo in the blogosphere proclaiming that “Phuket high-season was dead as a dodo.”

Phuket’s Largest Yachting Showcase Next Month

Category: Tourism. Posted: 16 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

The Thailand Yacht Show and Rendezvous 2019 is set for January 10 through the 13th.

Phuket’s Light Rail Project Edges Ahead

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 15 Dec 2018 | 9:59 am

Phuket province’s ambitious 58.5 kilometer light rail project is expected to go forward for approval from the government’s public-private committee early in 2019.

Luxury Group LVMH Acquiring Belmond

Category: Hotels. Posted: 15 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

Luxury brand LVMH has reached an agreement to buy the Belmond hospitality group.

Phuket’s Hotel And Property Players Look North

Category: Hotels. Posted: 04 Dec 2018 | 10:37 pm

One of Greater Phuket’s real estate and hotel market’s that has a decided buzz of late the area up over the Sarasin bridge in Phang Nga.

Royal Phuket Marina Names New General Manager

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Dec 2018 | 7:34 pm

American Michael Aumock has been appointed General Manager of Phuket’s Royal Phuket Marina.

Thailand Tourism Forum  2019 Set For January 21

Category: Hotels. Posted: 03 Dec 2018 | 9:25 am

The Big Bang, Thailand’s largest hospitality event TTF is set to return for a 8th time on Monday January 21st, 2019.

New Oceanfront Resort Opening In Khao Lak

Category: Hotels. Posted: 02 Dec 2018 | 4:27 am

The newly developed Devasom Khao Lak is opening its doors this month.

New International Airport To Spur SE Asian Island

Category: Tourism. Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

A new international airport has opened this week in one of Southeast Asia’s rising tourism islands, Bohol in the Philippines.

Minor On The Acquisition Trail Again?

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Nov 2018 | 11:46 am

Financial news Bloomberg is reporting that Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group is potentially looking at an investment into the Indian hospitality luxury brand Leela.

Koh Samui Balancing On Tourism Razor’s Edge

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

The time has come to open the discussion about the troubling drop in one of Thailand’s leading resort destinations, Koh Samui.

How Will Chindia Change Phuket’s Tourism Future?

Category: Tourism. Posted: 26 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

Twas the week before high season, when all through the island, hotel talk turned to Chinese and why the house was not full.

How To Smarten Up Hotel Tech

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Nov 2018 | 1:39 pm

I came across an interesting read today, titled Smart Hotel Technology Guide 2018.

Airbnb Plus For Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 24 Nov 2018 | 12:39 pm

Airbnb’s premium Plus accommodation booking model will be available for Phuket products this December.

C9 Hotelworks Releases New Labuan Bajo Tourism Review

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

Under the silent gaze of giant prehistoric lizards that are aptly are named Komodo dragons, the pulsating sounds of a buzzing tourism scene can be heard across sea.

IHG’s Indigo Hotel Brand Lands In Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 20 Nov 2018 | 7:56 am

InterContinental Hotels Group lifestyle Indigo brand is now in Phuket.

Phuket China Travel Conference This Thursday

Category: Hotels. Posted: 20 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

A strategic hospitality event titled the 360° China Travel Market Conference will take place this Thursday November 22nd in Phuket.

Gulf And Indian Ocean Hotels Heat Up

Category: Hotels. Posted: 19 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

The dates have been announced for the upcoming Gulf and Indian Ocean Investors’ Summit.

Hyatt Signs Second Niseko Hotel

Category: Hotels. Posted: 18 Nov 2018 | 7:19 am

Leading global hospitality group Hyatt are going big on Japan’s growing alpine hotel market.

Michelin Awards First Phuket Star Rated Restaurant

Category: Hotels. Posted: 15 Nov 2018 | 8:47 am

Phuket has finally made the esteemed global Michelin guide, with Pru at Trisara earning a star.

Standard Hotels Headed To Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 Nov 2018 | 7:51 am

Uber cool hotel chain Standard International has made news with the announcement of a new property coming to the resort island of Phuket.

HICAP Update 2019 Registration Opens

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

The 2019 edition of Southeast Asia’s leading regional hospitality investment event, HICAP Update is now open for registration.

Melia Sign Second Phuket Resort

Category: Hotels. Posted: 05 Nov 2018 | 11:15 am

Spanish hospitality group Melia Hotels International has inked a deal for a second property on the resort island of Phuket.

The Rise Of The Pod

Category: Hotels. Posted: 05 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

One recurring theme I keep finding in my travel is a swift and innovative shift upwards in pod or capsule hotels.

Famed Thai Wellness Resort Upgrades And Expands

Category: Tourism. Posted: 03 Nov 2018 | 1:21 pm

Thailand’s Chiva-Som Wellness Resort has debuted with a new upgraded product and expanded facilities.

Krabi International Airlift Soars

Category: Tourism. Posted: 29 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Krabi’s airlift storyline is pushing up tourism, back of surging flight growth.

Patong Hotel Up For Sale

Category: Hotels. Posted: 15 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

The 164-room Patong Heritage Hotel is on sale.

New Hyatt GM In Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Oct 2018 | 4:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Phuket in Kamala has a new General Manager.

Phuket Ultra Villa Uptick In Market 

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 14 Oct 2018 | 9:59 am

The much vaunted ultra villa market is alive and well on the resort island of Phuket.

Phuket Villa Resort Targets Luxury Weddings

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Oct 2018 | 8:58 am

Phuket’s The Shore at Katathani is undergoing an expansion and upgrading to capture the growing wedding and romantic getaway market.

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