Featured in this Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 2 February 2007
Hilton To Run Conrad Koh Samui Resort
Dubai Investor Eyeing Resort Project In Lombok
Kingdom Hotel Investments Announces Luxury Raffles Resort And Residences Development In Vietnam
Starwood Hotels Announce New Aloft Beijing, Haidian
HPL To Open Hard Rock Hotel In Malaysia
Registrations Open For The 3rd Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA)
China Hotel Investment Summit 2007 - Connect With The Leaders
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Hilton To Run Conrad Koh Samui Resort Return to Headlines

Hilton Hotels has signed an agreement to manage the Conrad Koh Samui Resort and Spa in Thailand. Scheduled to open in late 2008, it is in line with the company's commitment to grow its presence in the luxury segment. The 25-acre premise is built on a secluded hill comprising 79 villas and 39 Conrad Residential villas. It overlooks Aow Thai Beach at the southwestern tip of the island. Facilities include fine-dining restaurants, bars and lounges, a spa combining international treatments with a Thai spa philosophy as well as a business centre and meeting facilities.


Dubai Investor Eyeing Resort Project In Lombok Return to Headlines

Emaar, a Dubai-based real estate investor, wants to build a beach resort in Lombok, an island next to Bali in West Nusatenggara. Emaar is interested in developing a master-planned area twice the size of Bali's famous Nusa Dua. Indonesia's Culture and Tourism Minister, Jero Wacik, said the project is estimated to cost approximately US$222 million and would include several five-star hotels, golf courses as well as other tourism facilities.


Kingdom Hotel Investments Announces Luxury Raffles Resort And Residences Development In Vietnam Return to Headlines

Kingdom Hotel Investments ('KHI') have acquired a prime beach site for the development of a luxury resort and residences for sale in Da Nang, Vietnam through a joint venture company held with European Hotels Corporation Ltd ('EHC'). With an 80% shareholding stake, this would be KHI's first hotel in Vietnam and it is expected to cost about US$65 million to build. The proposed Raffles Da Nang is projected to open in 2011 and will feature approximately 150 hotel suites and 15 private residential villas for sale on 154,000 square metres of direct beachfront land.


Starwood Hotels Announce New Aloft Beijing, Haidian Return to Headlines
Starwoods Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., with its new lifestyle brand, Aloft hotels, have signed an agreement with Beijing Yongtai Hotel Management Co., Ltd to develop an Aloft hotel in the capital city of China, Beijing. Opening in 2009, the hotel will be part of an integrated mixed-use complex in the District of Haidian near the western fourth ring road in Beijing. The proposed Aloft Beijing in Haidian will include 200 guestrooms, 3,900 square feet of meeting space and three food and beverage outlets including a 24 hour, one-stop "grab and go" F&B outlet. With the signing of Aloft Beijing in Haidian, the property will be the sixth Starwood hotel in Beijing by July 2009.

HPL To Open Hard Rock Hotel In Malaysia Return to Headlines
HPL Hotels & Resorts has announced its plans to open Malaysia's first Hard Rock Hotel along Batu Ferringhi in Penang. The town's bustling nightlife and abundant cultural opportunities is the perfect location for Malaysia's first Hard Rock Hotel. Casuarina Beach Resort was closed in December 2006 to make way for extensive renovation and complete makeover before reopening as the 255-room Hard Rock Hotel Penang in late 2008. The Hotel will feature hip, contemporary design with exciting activities and energetic service that is true to the brand's characteristics. The first 418-room Hard Rock Hotel in Asia was opened in Bali in 1998 and was followed by the 320-room Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya in 2001.

Registrations Open For The 3rd Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) Return to Headlines

Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) 2006 was an astounding success! In just two years of it's existence, HICSA has become extremely popular.

The event will be held on April 4-5, 2007 in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India. The conference is valued for its networking opportunities and content-rich sessions. HICSA has become a "do not miss" event for all those who are looking to invest in South Asia. India calling... Are you ready?

To register for the event, contact: hicsa@hvs.com or click here.

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China Hotel Investment Summit 2007 - Connect With The Leaders Return to Headlines

DATE: 18-20 APRIL 2007 VENUE: GRAND HYATT SHANGHAI

Join us at the most established hotel investment summit in China. Delegates to the China Hotel Investment Summit 2007 will have the opportunity to network with leading hospitality real estate owners, investors, financiers, management groups, academia, government bodies and others, as well as take part in engaging discussions on the hottest topics on China's hospitality real estate investments. Co-hosted by Beijing International Studies University and HVS International, 2007 will prove to be an exciting summit which focuses on 'Investment in China's Hospitality Real Estate'.

Catch the opportunity to hear from:

  • Prof. Dai Bin - President of Beijing Hospitality Institute and Director of Academic Research Office, Beijing International Studies University
  • A. Patrick Imbardelli - Chief Executive, Asia Pacific, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Ho Kwon Ping - Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited
  • Miguel Ko - President, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts
  • Steve Rushmore - President & Founder, HVS International
  • Tim Gao - Chairman, TEDA Hotels Management Limited
    and many more...

*Speakers, agenda and other conference events are subject to change without notice

To register contact: chis@chisummit.com or visit: http://www.chisummit.com


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