TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

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

Chiang Mai Hotels Battle Disruptors 

Category: Hotels, Posted:08 Jul 2019 | 09:12 am

Thailand’s northern tourism hub of Chiang Mai has become a victim of its own volume-driven success. According to hospitality data provider STR, market-wide hotel occupancy for the first five months of the year is down 5.1%, compared to the same period in 2018.

In the newly released C9 Hotelworks Chiang Mai Hotel Market Update, the comparison between 2018 when the gateway airport surpassed a record-high 5 million passenger arrivals and now in 2019 as haze and air pollution strongly impacted tourism, are startling reminders how fragile travelers shifting appetites can be.

Looking into the numbers this year, total hotel supply in the market is 48,000 keys which is creating a powerful necessity for Chiang Mai to step outside its boutique image and find ways to fill rooms with more mainstream offerings.

A number of properties in the incoming pipeline are branded with international operators, as owners are looking for a competitive edge. The recent opening of the Novotel Nimman Journeyhub is just one example of a Bangkok developer looking to diversify into more affordable hotel assets outside of Thailand’s capitol.

Talking to hotel operator’s C9’s research has highlighted that Chiang Mai’s mounting reliance on the Mainland Chinese sector, which is in the midst of a slowdown is cause for concern. In the first half of last year, China was the number one international source market, holding a 14% share in hotel guests.

In the longer-term, moving past pollution, Chinacation and over-development issues, the bigger issue is how will Chiang Mai evolve from a headlong dive into a far bigger tourism pool and still retain the destination’s long-lasting image as a cultural icon? Same same, but different looks to be a challenging task ahead.

To download and read C9 Hotelworks full Chiang Mai Hotel Market Update, click the following link:

https://www.c9hotelworks.com/downloads/chiang-mai-hotel-market-2019-06.pdf

Other News

Read more

C9 Hotelworks Releases New Phuket Hotel Market Update Report

Category: Hotels|Tourism, Posted:16 Mar 2023 | 00:29 am According to C9 Hotelworks new Phuket Hotel Market Update 2023, the resort island’s tourism recovery has accelerated over the past six months. With the removal of Thailand’s pandemic travel restrictions in 2022, airlift quickly ramped up as India and Malaysia were key early source markets. Over the current winter season aside from the return of […]
Read more

Destination Ink Radisson For Patong Hotel

Category: Hotels, Posted:12 Mar 2023 | 23:16 pm Phuket’s hotel brand conversion trend is continuing, with the latest move having Radisson sign a deal for a 390-room hotel in Patong. Owned by the Destination Group, the property will be branded as a Radisson. This is the fourth recent conversion by Destination with one more Radisson and two Holiday Inns by IHG. Expect more […]
Read more

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Reflagged To ACCOR’s Pullman Brand

Category: Hotels, Posted:03 Mar 2023 | 07:35 am One of Phuket’s largest hotels, the 662-room Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort has been reflagged under ACCOR’s Pullman brand. The hotel, which will be named Pullman Phuket Arcadia Karon Beach Resort will operate as a Pullman effectively in April of this year, and a staggered 24-month refurbishment program undertaken. With this addition, there will be three […]
SiaJai logo

Thailand's Leading Homecare Marketplace