HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 1 December 2017 (December 1, 2017)

IFC Invests up to US$12.8 Million in Discovery World Corporation

International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank’s private investment arm, is investing up to US$12.8 million (₱650 million) in Philippines-listed hotel and resort developer, Discovery World Corporation (DWC). Both parties have signed a subscription agreement, subject to approval by the stockholders of DWC and the Securities and Exchange Commission, wherein IFC will subscribe up to 216.6 million preferred shares in DWC at ₱3 per share. The preferred shares shall be convertible to common shares at any time after the expiry of 48 months from the date of subscription. IFC’s investment will aid DWC to meet the growing demand for hospitality infrastructure in the country, and finance the setup of two new properties for DWC in key frontier locations, El Nido, Palawan and La Trinidad, Benguet.

Indonesia’s CT Corp and AccorHotels in Partnership to Open 30 Hotels in Indonesia

CT Corp has penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AccorHotels for the addition of 30 hotels, representing 6,000 keys, in Indonesia. Prior to the MoU, the first partnership between the two companies commenced with the management of the 568-key ibis Bandung Trans Studio, which opened in 2012. The hotel is located within the integrated Trans Studio Bandung complex, and is adjacent to a shopping mall and an indoor theme park. Under the newly signed MoU, future developments will adopt a similar concept of integrated hotels and lifestyles properties. Two of such developments are already in the pipeline – one in East Jakarta (2018) and the other in Surabaya (2019). This partnership will help accelerate tourism development in Indonesia; allow CT Corp to benefit from AccorHotels’ strong distribution network and diverse portfolio of brands; as well as solidify AccorHotels’ holding as the leading hotel company in Indonesia.

Ratchada Honda Automobile Company to Open Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada in 2020

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Ratchada Honda Automobile Company Limited for the Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada. Set to open in 2020, the hotel will be developed along Ratchadaphisek Road, a five-minute walk from the Huai Khwang MRT station. The 220-room property will feature a boardroom, a self-service business center, a laundry room and a 24-hour fitness center. The Holiday Inn Express brand currently has 17 hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia, five of which are located in Thailand.

IHG Extends Franchise Model in China

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has extended the franchise business model in China to its Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resort brands, aiming to accelerate expansion in the country. Under the franchise model, IHG grants licenses to franchisees, allowing them to operate hotels under the IHG brands; the franchisees are responsible for the operation of the hotels while IHG provides regular audits and training to ensure its standards are met. IHG has been operating a franchise model for its Holiday Inn Express brand since last May in a trial. The model had proved quite popular with Chinese owners, with 68 deals signed and six hotels already opened. It is reported that HK CTS Hotels will rebrand its Metropark Lido Hotel Beijing as Holiday Inn Beijing Lido in late 2018, and IHG’s existing Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido will transfer from direct management to a franchise in early 2018. Both hotels will be managed by Kew Green Hotels, a subsidiary of HK CTS Hotels and one of IHG’s largest partners in Europe.

Absolute Share Price Performance, as on 1 December 2017

Closing Share Price as at 1 December 2017 24 November 2017 % Change
Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
Elanor Investors Group 2.16 2.19 -1.4%
Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd 12.90 12.81 0.7%
General Property Group 5.43 5.20 4.4%
Mirvac Group 2.45 2.43 0.8%
Mantra Group 3.91 3.90 0.3%
Bangkok Stock Exchange (THB)
Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd 53.5 50.5 5.9%
Dusit Thani Public Co Ltd 10.8 11.1 -2.7%
The Erawan Group Public Co Ltd 8.3 8.1 2.5%
Grande Asset Hotels & Property Public Co Ltd 1.2 1.2 -1.6%
Laguna Resorts & Hotel Public Co Ltd 27.3 26.5 2.8%
Minor International Public Co Ltd 44.0 43.8 0.6%
China Shanghai Stock Exchange (RMB)
Jinling Hotel Corporation Ltd 10.80 10.39 3.9%
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange (RMB)
Huatian Hotel Group Co Ltd 4.06 4.06 0.0%
Guangzhou Dong Fang Hotel Co Ltd 11.75 11.70 0.4%
China Lodging Group Ltd 106.34 122.81 -13.4%
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK$)
Miramar Hotel & Investment Co Ltd 16.52 16.60 -0.5%
Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd 5.85 5.91 -1.0%
Sino Hotels Holdings Ltd 3.10 3.10 0.0%
The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd 11.00 11.38 -3.3%
Shangri-La Asia Limited 18.14 17.80 1.9%
National Stock Exchange (INR)
IHCL (Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces) 125.0 120.0 4.1%
EIH (Oberoi Hotels & Resorts) 152.6 153.8 -0.8%
Hotel Leela Ventures 21.0 21.3 -1.2%
Korea Exchange (KRW)
The Shilla 88300 85300 3.5%
Singapore Stock Exchange (S$)
Amara Holdings Ltd 0.54 0.54 0.0%
Ascendas Hospitality Trust 0.85 0.87 -2.3%
Ascott Residence Trust 1.19 1.19 0.0%
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 0.58 0.58 0.9%
CDL Hospitality Trusts 1.66 1.65 0.6%
Far East Hospitality Trust 0.71 0.70 1.4%
Frasers Hospitality Trust 0.78 0.78 -0.6%
Hotel Grand Central Ltd 1.39 1.40 -0.7%
Hotel Properties Ltd 3.80 3.84 -1.0%
Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (US$) 2.16 2.20 -1.8%
OUE Hospitality Trust 0.82 0.83 -1.2%
Stamford Land Corporation Ltd 0.50 0.51 -2.0%
Taiwan Stock Exchange (NT$)
Formosa International Hotels Corporation 152.5 151.5 0.7%
The Ambassador Hotel, Ltd 22.8 23.0 -1.1%
Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPY)
Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corp. 78300 78200 0.1%
Imperial Hotel, Ltd 2124 2117 0.3%
Red Planet Japan Inc 35 30 16.7%

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