Analysis for Asia

Radisson launches midscale Park Inn & Suites by Radisson brand in India

22 November, 2022

Radisson Hotel Group is looking to double its Indian footprint with nearly 150 hotels and resorts to be added by 2025. This will be achieved through the launch of its midscale brand Park Inn & Suites by Radisson in the country and a strategic alliance with Ruptub Solutions Private Limited which operates a domestic chain of 1,000+ properties in 120+ cities across India under the brand ‘Treebo’.  

Langham launches Ying’nFlo, a lifestyle brand for Millennial and Generation Z travellers

15 November, 2022

Langham Hospitality Group celebrates its 20th anniversary by launching Ying’nFlo, an upper midscale hospitality brand, with its sociable lifestyle approach accented with emerging music and art, geared at capturing the bold optimistic spirit of Millennials and Generation Z travellers across the globe.  

Dorchester Collection hits new heights on Tokyo’s skyline

8 November, 2022

The Dorchester Collection will hit new heights by the end of the 2020s as it expands its footprint in Asia, adding to its existing portfolio of nine hotels across London, Paris, Milan, Rome and Los Angeles and its approaching debut in the Middle East next year with The Lana, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  

Autodesk rewarded for sustainability attributes of corporate travel programme

4 November, 2022

Autodesk, a global leader in design and make technology – with expertise across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing media, education, and entertainment – was recognised for the environmental credentials of its corporate travel programme at CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence in Singapore.

The San Francisco-headquartered company was awarded the Corporate Travel Environmental Sustainability Programme of the Year 2022 Award in Asia at a gala dinner at the Capella, attended by over 150 of the region’s aviation luminaries and part of the 2022 CAPA Asia Aviation Summit.

CAPA, part of the Aviation Week Network, also recognised Wizz Air, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Volaris and Etihad Airways in the airline section of the awards with Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air recognised for its ambitious, multi-pronged sustainability strategy as the Global Environmental Sustainability Airline/Airline Group of the Year.  

Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula latest Hainan arrival; Hyatt grows brands in Southeast Asia & beyond

1 November, 2022

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has confirmed the opening of Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula in Wanning, Hainan. The 262-room oceanfront resort offers a luxurious tropical escape amidst the spectacular natural beauty of Hainan’s Shenzhou Peninsula, a natural treasure located off the east coast of Hainan Island with a tropical climate, fresh air, golden beaches and crystal-clear waters.  

Mandarin Oriental increases Chinese footprint with property in Chengdu’s Tianfu business district

25 October, 2022

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new hotel in Tianfu, a modern business district south of Chengdu, the capital city of China’s Szechuan province. Tianfu New Area is expected to become the future commercial centre of Southwest China.  

Accor debuts MGallery brand in South Korea; new openings in Mexico and Morocco

11 October, 2022

Accor has opened the first property under its MGallery brand of boutique hotels in South Korea’s capital Seoul. The 196-room Hotel Naru Seoul – M Gallery Ambassador is located in Seoul’s Mapo-gu district, and offers views of both the city’s skyline and the Han River.

The hospitality group has recently expanded its MGallery portfolio in Australia with a landmark 400th property across Australia and the Pacific, while other brands are growing in Morocco and Mexico, among other recent announcements.

Hyatt new joint venture to build on unique, personalised experience of traditional Japanese ryokans

27 September, 2022

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has revealed that an affiliate and Kiraku, Inc have entered into a strategic joint venture that will launch a collection of modern-style hot spring ryokans (Japanese-style inn) in Japan targeting global travellers under the new hospitality brand, ATONA.

Hyatt and Kiraku will each own 50% of the joint venture and say they will “leverage the expertise and strengths” of the two brands to develop this new offering.


Marriott to add 14 properties to luxury hotel portfolio across Asia Pacific by end of 2023

20 September, 2022

Marriott International expects to open 14 additional luxury properties in Asia Pacific by the end of 2023. The planned additions highlight the strategic growth of Marriott International's luxury hotel portfolio in the region, where it currently operates 156 luxury properties across brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott, and Bulgari.  

Accor adds first dual-branded property in Japan; confirms TRIBE debut in Thailand

13 September, 2022

Accor has entered into a partnership with real estate company Tokyu Resorts and Stays Co to introduce its first dual-branded property in Japan. Located in Osaka it is due to open in Dec-2022 and will combine Accor’s midscale Mercure brand and Japanese long-stay brand Tokyu Stay.  

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