As the Indonesian government tries to diversity the country's tourism industry by developing new leisure travel destinations, what opportunities and challenges does the hotel industry face? The spokesman for a major hotel chain voices his views in an exclusive interview.
Travelodge Hotels Asia has opened its first hotel in Korea, the Travelodge Dongdaemun in Seoul, South Korea, the nation’s capital. The hotel is the hotel group's eighth property in Asia. It already has hotels in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, with more Asian hotels in the pipeline.
Two major infrastructural projects linking Hong Kong to other cities in Pearl River Dela are scheduled to open this fall. Senior hotel executives voice off on the impact they will have in an exclusive round table discussion.
Targeted at budget minded travelers with children, Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort opened in 2014. Located in North Pattaya, Thailand, the hotel has a mini water park with a rock wall, caves and a giant slide.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel hosts 11 of the world's best chefs during the Amazing World Gourmet Festival, runninng from 4 to 10 September 2017. Each chef will host 2 dinners at one of the hotel's food and beverage outlets.
Disney's Explorers Hotel opens at Hong Kong Disneyland, the third hotel at the theme park on Lantau Island, complementing. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel. The hotel has an exotic theme.
Thai-based Onyx Hospitality Group plans a major expansion of its presence in China. It will add several serviced apartments in Chengdu and other cities and its first Chinese hotel. They are scheduled to open in 2017 and 2018.
Swiss-Belhotel International has expanded its presence in Indonesia with the opening of a four-star hotel, the Swiss-Belhotel Jambi, in the province of Jambi in Central Sumatra.it is the first international hotel to open in the city
The Historic Galle Face Hotel on the waterfront in Colombo, Sri, Lanka, is the oldest hotel East of Suez in continuous operation. Its North Wing reopens following an extensive renovation of its rooms and public areas.
One of the top pet peeves of travellers is hotel mini bars charging exhorbitant prices. And an increasing number of hotels are scrapping the concept owing to rising costs and shrinking demand.