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FULL TILT BUZZ Democratization of Design

Category: Hotels, Posted:23 Jan 2011 | 06:00 am

Access to the hip, insider circle of design focused hotels has traditionally come with premium pricing.
Consumer brands such as IKEA with is never ending storybook dictionary of strange sounding 'Swedish descriptors' of product name and fashion's H & M. For hotels the European based ultra cool budget boutique citizenM took staid thinking out of the box.
Now Starwood upstart Aloft is leading the pack with a flurry of other like minded chain upstarts on the way. It's not exactly new, but there is scale and as Starbuck's has taught Wall Street, critical mass can mean everything.

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Khao Lak Hotel Supply Continues To Expand

Category: Hotels, Posted:22 Oct 2020 | 06:00 am Despite the downturn of Covid-19, hotel investment confidence in Khao Lak remains positive in the long term. One sign of this is a newbuild Pullman-branded Khao Lak Resort Is set to open on 1st December. The 253-key beachfront hotel and villa property features a design by Martin Palleros of Tierra Design.  Palleros is the architect […]
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Minor’s Bill Heinecke Speaks Out About Chinese Return

Category: Hotels, Posted:21 Oct 2020 | 11:40 am We had a candid conversation a few days ago with Minor International’s Founder and Chairman Bill Heinecke about Thai tourism. Two key takeaways from the conversation were: The Asian financial crisis of 1997 was a walk in the park compared to the damage to the Thai economy during Covid-19. Thailand must find a way to […]
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Asia’s Largest Hotel Investment Conference Next Week

Category: , Posted:16 Oct 2020 | 15:28 pm HICAP, Asia’s biggest hotel investment event of the year is set for next week in a 3-day virtual format. Scheduled for 21st to 23rd October, this is the first year the conference will be live online and not in person, in Hong Kong. C9 Hotelworks Bill Barnett will be moderating a special Thailand panel of […]