Featured in this Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 17 February 2006
CHIS 2006 'Winning Strategies For Hotel Investment in China'
2nd Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA 2006)
Park Hyatt Will Open at Beijing's Yintai Centre
Banyan Tree Reveals Plans For Two More Resorts
Mandarin Oriental to Open Luxury Resort And Spa on Hainan Island, China
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sets Up Regional Office in India
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CHIS 2006 'Winning Strategies For Hotel Investment In China' Return to Headlines

China Hotel Investment Summit opens doors to both gateway and secondary cities of one of the fastest growing economies in the 21st century to investors, developers, owners, hotel and serviced apartment operators, governments, financial institutions and other industry specialists who have a stake in the country.

Co-hosted by the largest global hospitality consulting firm - HVS International, together with the leading institution for hospitality education in China - Beijing International Studies University, CHIS 2006 promises a whole new experience for hotel investment in China. We will meet the CHIS 2006 'China Hotelier of the Year' as well as the recipient of the 'Hospitality Excellence Award'.

More details are available at our summit portal at www.chisummit.com. For more information, kindly email: chis@chisummit.com.
CHIS 2006 'WINNING STRATEGIES FOR HOTEL INVESTMENT IN CHINA'
Date: 26 - 28 April 2006
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai


2nd Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA 2006) Return to Headlines

Hospitality sector in South Asia has shown robust performance in the past two years resulting in huge growth in the form of enhanced investment and development opportunities. Addressing the needs arising out of high interest levels in South Asia, HICSA 2006 aims to bring all the stakeholders of the hospitality industry together.

More details are available at our conference portal at www.hvs.com/HICSA/. For more information, kindly email: hicsa@hvs.com.
Date: 5 - 6 April 2006
Venue: Taj Lands End Mumbai


Park Hyatt Will Open at Beijing's Yintai Centre Return to Headlines

American five-star hotel Park Hyatt will open as a key component of the Yintai Centre in Beijing, a new landmark building of the city. The 237-room Park Hyatt will be located within Building A of the Yintai Centre where it will have its lobby on the 61st floor. The new hotel is expected to be rated international five-star. The 249.9-metre-high Yintai Centre, which was completed on December 16, is the tallest building in Beijing.


Banyan Tree Reveals Plans For Two More Resorts Return to Headlines

Singapore-based spa and resort operator Banyan Tree has added two new sites as part of its ongoing plans to expand its portfolio of resorts. The company - which currently owns and operates 10 resorts and 35 spas under the Banyan Tree and Angsana brands - will open a Banyan Tree resort in Barbados and an Angsana Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia. The new Angsana resort will be located over four hectares and will include 31 apartments, 31 villas and an Angsana Spa. Banyan Tree's expansion plans include 13 new resorts by 2008, with a special focus on both China and the Middle East.


Mandarin Oriental to Open Luxury Resort And Spa on Hainan Island, China Return to Headlines
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced that it will manage an exclusive resort currently under development on China's most southern province, Hainan Island. The 292-room resort is anticipated to open in the second half of 2006 in Sanya. Hainan Island is China's largest Special Economic Zone and is easily accessible, being just 50 minutes south west of Hong Kong by air.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sets Up Regional Office in India Return to Headlines
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will set up a regional office in New Delhi, India in February, led by the newly appointed Vice President, Area Managing Director Stephen Ford. With the acquisition of the Le Méridien brand, Starwood Asia Pacific now operates an additional 9 hotels in India and Nepal, bringing its total portfolio in that region to 20 operating hotels, with numerous deals under negotiation.

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