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China Hotel Investment Conference Early Bird Registration Extended to 29 February 2012
Jebel Ali International Hotels Undergoes Rebranding And Expansion
Dusit International To Debut In Hainan, China
Swiss˘tel Embarks On New Hotel Project In China
One&Only To Open In China
Absolute Share Price Performance, As At 17 February
China Hotel Investment Conference Early Bird Registration Extended to 29 February 2012 Return to Headlines

Meet and greet the movers and shakers, and leaders of the hotel industry in Asia Pacific and top HVS leaders in Shanghai this April at the 8th China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC). The HVS Leader Series will take place over the course of the three-day conference held at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai from 18 to 20 April 2012.

CHIC also welcomes newly confirmed speakers Simon Barlow, President, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Olivier Horps, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, Club Med; Larry Tchou, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; Chen Han, Chief Executive Officer, Super 8 Hotel (China) Co Ltd; Xu Shuguang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, GreenTree Inn Chain; PG Mathew, Managing Director, Oakwood Asia Pacific; Marc Hediger, Chief Executive Officer, Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited; James Stuart, Founder, Brand Company; Sun Wu, General Manager, HK CTS Hotels Co Ltd; Alex Kang, Vice President, Fosun Real Estate Holding Group; and Peng Jianjun, Vice President, Evergrande Real Estate Group. The list of HVS heavyweights includes the firm's global President and Founder, Steve Rushmore, who together with David Ling, Chairman of HVS Southeast Asia and China, will host this annual prestigious event attended by over 760 delegates in 2011. Manav Thadani, Chairman of HVS India and Sustainability Services will speak about 'A Financial Approach to Green Hospitality' which presents an overview of HVS's business-based approach to the ownership, operation and development of green hospitality projects. Mark Keith, who heads HVS Executive Search based in Hong Kong, will also present at a 20-minute session 'The Power of Advice - Managing Escalating HR Compensation'.

CHIC is co-hosted by China Tourism Academy, China National Tourism Administration and Beijing International Studies University. The conference is supported by Accor, AECOM, Archilier Architecture, Alila Hotels & Resorts, Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Carlson Rezidor, CCDI, China Tourist Hotels Association, Cornell Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, COFCO, Club Med, ECADI, Economist Intelligence Unit, Ecotel, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, FSC Architects, Frasers Hospitality, Hilton Worldwide, HK CTS, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, IDEAS, IHG, InterState Hotels & Resorts, Langham Hospitality Group, Marriott International, Marco Polo Hotels, Pan Pacific Hotel Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, SRSS, The Brand Company, Woods Bagot, Newmarket and Wyndham Hotel Group.

Register by 29 February 2012 to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate Extension. Contact us through our Hotline: +86 21 5171 7003. For more information, please visit www.chinahotelconference.com.

Jebel Ali International Hotels Undergoes Rebranding And Expansion Return to Headlines

Jebel Ali International Hotels is in the process of a major rebranding and expansion programme both in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and internationally, which has taken it from four properties owned and operated in the UAE with 705 keys to five properties owned and operated in the UAE, and four properties managed for third parties in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Goa and Seychelles for a total of nine properties and 1,175 keys in five countries. All are luxury or mountain resort properties. In the pipeline are a further ten hotels from Europe to East Asia.

Dusit International To Debut In Hainan, China Return to Headlines

Dusit International is developing a second resort in China. The 300-room Dusit Devarana Hainan is scheduled to launch in 2013, and will be uniquely located within the rare natural 93 degrees Celsius hot springs at Seven Fairy Mountain, 80 kilometres from Sanya in Hainan Island. The resort will showcase various spring-water features, from outdoor bathing pools to en-suite bathrooms supplied with fresh hot and cold spring water. Dusit Devarana Hainan is designed as a low-rise, well-spread complex of villas and deluxe rooms with a natural mountain river cutting through the complex, adding aesthetic appeal. The resort will feature more than a dozen crafted spring-water bathing pools of varying sizes and temperatures. Additionally, both hot and cold spring water will be supplied to guest bathrooms across the resort. The resort will offer a choice of two restaurants including western and Chinese cuisines. Outdoor activities will also be available in the surrounding region, such as mountain trekking and cycling, make it a desirable recreation destination.

Swiss˘tel Embarks On New Hotel Project In China Return to Headlines
Swiss˘tel Hotels & Resorts is adding a new luxury hotel to its Chinese portfolio - the Swiss˘tel Chengdu in Sichuan Province. It will be the fifth hotel in China for the hotel chain of Swiss origin, and its first hotel in the west of China. Swiss˘tel Chengdu will offer 380 rooms, each around 452 square feet in size; four restaurants and bars; and ten conference rooms covering some 1,500 square metres. A PŘrovel Spa & Sport, extending over 1,000 square metres, will also be available. The hotel is due to open at the end of 2014.
One&Only To Open In China Return to Headlines
Kerzner International, the owner of One&Only Resorts, has announced the opening of a luxury One&Only resort in Sanya, Hainan Province, China scheduled for 2014. One&Only Sanya which will include 120 guestrooms and villas will be situated at Tufu Bay, which is currently virgin territory for tourism. The project is being co-developed by Hainan Gezhouba Industrial Co Ltd while Kerzner International will manage the property, becoming the eighth One&Only resort worldwide. One&Only Sanya will offer a variety of world-class cuisine showcasing regional specialties in restaurants overseen by internationally acclaimed chefs. The resort will also house a One&Only Spa, offering ancient Eastern traditions and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies. In addition, meeting space will be available for bespoke gatherings. As with all One&Only properties, the resort will also boast innovative programmes for families, including the KidsOnly Club and a host of sporting and entertainment facilities on-site.
Absolute Share Price Performance, 17 February 2012
Closing Share Price as at 17 February 2012 10 February 2012 % Change
Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
Amalgamated Holdings Limited 6.00 6.05 -1%
General Property Group 3.08 3.05 1%
Mirvac Group 1.18 1.22 -3%
Ocean Capital Limited 0.14 0.14 -
Thakral Holdings Group 0.60 0.58 3%
Living and Leisure Australia Group 0.051 0.051 -
Bangkok Stock Exchange (THB)
Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd 11.60 11.50 1%
Dusit Thani Public Co Ltd 35.00 35.25 -1%
The Erawan Group Public Co Ltd 2.52 2.64 -5%
Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Co Ltd 1.35 1.29 5%
Laguna Resorts & Hotel Public Co Ltd 45.00 48.50 -7%
Minor International Public Co Ltd 12.00 11.70 3%
China Shanghai Stock Exchange (RMB)
Shanghai Jinjiang International Hotels Development 17.54 17.34 1%
Beijing Capital Tourism Co Ltd 13.79 12.66 9%
Jinling Hotel Corporation Ltd 7.30 7.04 4%
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange (RMB)
Hunan Huatian Great Hotel Co Ltd 4.48 4.36 3%
Guangzhou Dong Fang Hotel Co Ltd 7.48 6.63 13%
Shenzhen Century Plaza Hotel Co Ltd 4.25 4.04 5%
Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc 31.06 31.06 -
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK$)
Miramar Hotel & Investment Co Ltd 8.55 8.25 4%
Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd 3.05 2.86 7%
Sino Hotels Holdings Ltd 2.70 2.43 11%
The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd 10.80 10.52 3%
Shangri-La Asia Limited 18.02 17.26 4%
kosmopolito Hotel International 1.50 1.46 3%
Bombay Stock Exchange (INR)
IHCL (Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces) 77.0 73.5 5%
EIH (Oberoi Hotels & Resorts) 88.2 89.6 -2%
Hotel Leela Ventures 35.8 37.1 -3%
Korea Exchange (KRW)
The Shilla 43,150 43,500 -1%
Singapore Stock Exchange (S$)
Amara Holdings Ltd 0.34 0.34 -
Ascott Residence Trust 1.03 1.02 1%
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 0.65 0.64 2%
CDL HTrust 1.71 1.67 2%
Hotel Grand Central Ltd 0.76 0.75 1%
Hotel Properties Ltd 1.91 1.95 -2%
Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (US$) 1.66 1.75 -5%
Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited 1.83 1.81 1%
Shangri-La Asia Limited (HK$) 17.78 16.68 7%
Stamford Land Corporation Ltd 0.54 0.55 -2%
Taiwan Stock Exchange (NT$)
Formosa International Hotels Corporation 441 457 -4%
The Ambassador Hotel, Ltd 36.60 38.10 -4%
Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPY)
Nippon Hotel Fund Investment Corporation 204,300 200,600 2%
Japan Hotel and Resort Inc 186,600 177,700 5%
Imperial Hotel, Ltd 1,944 1,875 4%
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