HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 29 December 2017 (December 29, 2017)

Onyx Hospitality Group Set for Phuket Expansion with 255-room Hotel

Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality Group continues its portfolio expansion with the development of the OZO Phuket in Thailand. Set to open in Q4 2019, the midscale hotel will offer 255 guest rooms, delivering on the brand’s values of sleep, connectivity and exploration. Located a short distance from Kata beach on Phuket’s western coast, hotel facilities will include OZO’s signature all-day dining restaurant, a grab-and-go deli, fitness centre, meeting room and two separate pools. Based in Bangkok, Onyx Hospitality Group currently has a regional portfolio of 44 properties across three core brands in eight countries, with 20 new properties in the development pipeline.

China’s Tourism Industry Maintains an Upward Trend in 2017

According to the statistics released by the China Tourism Academy and China National Tourism Administration, the number of domestic tourists and the total revenue generated have grown by 13.17% and 16.55%, respectively, in the first three quarters of 2017 over the same period last year. The outbound travel market has enjoyed steady growth, and inbound travel is also recovering, despite slow growth witnessed recently. In line with the targets set at the beginning of the year, domestic and inbound visitors in China are estimated to exceed 5.1 billion and generate a total revenue of over RMB5.3 trillion, contributing more than 10% to both GDP and employment by the end of 2017. Going ahead optimistically, the number of domestic and inbound visitors is expected to surpass 5.7 billion and tourism revenue is forecast to gross over RMB6 trillion in 2018, creating jobs for an additional one million people in China.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Opens the Radisson Goregaon in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the opening of the Radisson Goregaon in Goregaon, Mumbai, earlier this week. The hotel features 98 rooms, with base category rooms measuring 22m2. On the food and beverage front, the hotel features two restaurants, a bar, and over 1,500 m2 of indoor meeting and event space. Other facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa.

InterContinental Hotels Group to Debut Holiday Inn in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management contract with SKS Hotel Residences and Resorts Sdn. Bhd., a member of SKS Group, for the first Holiday Inn in the state of Johor, Malaysia. SKS Group is one of Johor’s largest developers with a strong hotel portfolio that includes existing and new hotels across Johor Bahru, Desaru and Western Australia. Set to be in the city’s downtown, the flagship Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre will be a part of the integrated Komtar JBCC mixed-use development which also consists of retail and commercial components. Slated to open in 2020, the new-build Holiday Inn will provide 318 rooms, six meeting rooms, a business centre, an outdoor pool, a gym and an all-day dining outlet featuring the brand’s signature kid-friendly Kids Stay and Eat FreeTM programme. With Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre’s strategic location at 30 kilometres from the Senai International Airport, close proximity to the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) and the upcoming Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS), it will be able to efficiently cater to both international travellers as well as domestic guests.

CDL Hospitality Trusts Divests two Brisbane Hotels for A$77 million

Singapore-based CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) has agreed to a A$77 million sale of a freehold property in Brisbane consisting of both Mercure Brisbane and Ibis Brisbane. Announced on December 22, the deal was struck between DBS Trustee Limited, a trustee CDL Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (H-REIT) which is one of CDLHT’s unit, and CR Hotel Target Pty Ltd. The property, encompassing the 194-key Mercure Brisbane and the 218-key Ibis Brisbane, is located within Brisbane’s central business district with both hotels connected at the basement level. According to CDLHT, the selling price indicates an attractive exit yield of 5.3 per cent on the fixed rental, and represents a 43.4 per cent premium over the original purchase price of A$53.7 million in addition to a 10.0 per cent premium over the independent valuation of A$70 million. CDLHT will utilize the proceeds to reduce existing borrowings and increase distributions to shareholders of its stabled securities in FY2018 to mitigate the effect of the divestment as well as possibly use it to fund future acquisition. The transaction is expected to complete in January 2018.

Absolute Share Price Performance, as on 29 December 2017

Closing Share Price as at 29 December 2017 22 December 2017 % Change
Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
Elanor Investors Group 2.12 2.12 0.0%
Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd 13.27 13.27 0.0%
General Property Group 5.11 5.28 -3.2%
Mirvac Group 2.35 2.41 -2.5%
Mantra Group 3.90 3.90 0.0%
Bangkok Stock Exchange (THB)
Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd 58.3 53.5 8.9%
Dusit Thani Public Co Ltd 10.5 10.4 1.0%
The Erawan Group Public Co Ltd 8.7 8.1 7.4%
Grande Asset Hotels & Property Public Co Ltd 1.2 1.2 -0.8%
Laguna Resorts & Hotel Public Co Ltd 23.5 23.8 -1.3%
Minor International Public Co Ltd 43.8 43.3 1.2%
China Shanghai Stock Exchange (RMB)
Jinling Hotel Corporation Ltd 10.71 10.61 0.9%
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange (RMB)
Huatian Hotel Group Co Ltd 4.18 4.04 3.5%
Guangzhou Dong Fang Hotel Co Ltd 11.41 11.53 -1.0%
China Lodging Group Ltd 144.43 137.40 5.1%
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK$)
Miramar Hotel & Investment Co Ltd 15.62 15.82 -1.3%
Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd 6.15 5.87 4.8%
Sino Hotels Holdings Ltd 3.20 3.10 3.2%
The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd 11.60 11.28 2.8%
Shangri-La Asia Limited 17.74 16.32 8.7%
National Stock Exchange (INR)
IHCL (Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces) 117.8 120.5 -2.2%
EIH (Oberoi Hotels & Resorts) 145.1 149.0 -2.6%
Hotel Leela Ventures 20.8 20.8 0.2%
Korea Exchange (KRW)
The Shilla 84900 82700 2.7%
Singapore Stock Exchange (S$)
Amara Holdings Ltd 0.53 0.53 0.0%
Ascendas Hospitality Trust 0.86 0.88 -1.7%
Ascott Residence Trust 1.22 1.22 0.0%
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 0.56 0.56 0.9%
CDL Hospitality Trusts 1.69 1.66 1.8%
Far East Hospitality Trust 0.72 0.71 1.4%
Frasers Hospitality Trust 0.79 0.79 0.6%
Hotel Grand Central Ltd 1.43 1.42 0.7%
Hotel Properties Ltd 3.92 3.80 3.2%
Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (US$) 2.02 1.92 5.2%
OUE Hospitality Trust 0.85 0.85 0.0%
Stamford Land Corporation Ltd 0.50 0.49 2.0%
Taiwan Stock Exchange (NT$)
Formosa International Hotels Corporation 154.0 153.5 0.3%
The Ambassador Hotel, Ltd 23.3 23.1 0.6%
Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPY)
Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corp. 75600 79100 -4.4%
Imperial Hotel, Ltd 2200 2155 2.1%
Red Planet Japan Inc 32 31 3.2%

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