TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Carlson Hospitality Sell Out to Chinese Group

Category: Hotels, Posted:29 Apr 2016 | 14:27 pm

The China syndrome is continuing to make hotel headlines on news that the Carlson Hospitality Group has entered into a sales agreement with the Chinese conglomerate HNA.

Carlson’s brand stable includes Radisson, Park Plaza and Inns and Country Inns and Suites.

While no details of the deal are available as Carlson is a privately held company, industry estimates have topped the USD2 billion level.

The transaction comes at time when ACCOR is in the process of finalizing the Fairmont Raffles transaction and the Marriott Starwood (Marwood) marriage is in the process of completing.

Two hotel groups that are now in the spotlight are Hyatt and IHG in what is becoming a race to eat or be eaten. Meanwhile industry speculation remains high on a possible Kempinski move in the very near future.

 

Other News

Read more

All Zoomed Out. How Collaboration Has Become the Kill Switch of Hotel Creativity

Category: Opinion, Posted:03 Aug 2020 | 09:20 am There is no mistaking the sound of a flushing toilet. It’s not a sudden rainstorm, or the whoosh of a juiced up, flash mob of joggers on steroids passing by on the street. Arguably, it’s a dirty little low-pitched thunder from down under that somehow triggers the gag reflex. Remember Trainspotting?  Welcome to the world […]
Read more

Are Hong Kong’s Global Luxury Hotel Brands Headed for an Identity Crisis?

Category: Opinion|Hotels, Posted:02 Aug 2020 | 08:50 am Hong Kong’s position as one of the leading worldwide host cities for luxury hotel brands has long been an envious one. The line-up that includes Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Shangri-La, Rosewood and Langham is rapidly finding that the unique sense of corporate place has become a perilous balancing act. Mind you, I sit on no political […]
Read more

Condo Hotels Hit Bangkok Property Market

Category: Hotels, Posted:01 Aug 2020 | 15:10 pm Bangkok’s real estate scene is about to see a new wave of condo hotel developments that have already been seen across Southeast Asia’s resort markets over the past decade. The Wyndham hospitality chain and brands are being used as a vehicle for Thai group Siamese Asset under a license and franchise offering, with white label […]