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China Hotel Investment Conference 2010
Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) - 7-8 April 2010
Hotel Leelaventure To Expand In India
International Arrivals To Indonesia Rise By 4.2% In January 2010
Major Hotels Expected To Open Prior To Asian Games
Tourism In Asia Pacific Improves In Second Half Of 2009
Sri Lanka To Develop Kalpitiya Region Into Ecotourism Destination
Malaysia Property Market Expected To Improve Further In 2010
Absolute Share Price Performance, As At 5 March 2010
China Hotel Investment Conference 2010 Return to Headlines
Most Influential Hotel Investment Conference in China

Expand Your Investment in China with CHIC and Set Your Sights Beyond At the World Expo

Taking place from 12 to 14 May at the InterContinental Shanghai Puxi, China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) 2010 brings you more than influential speakers, hot topics and industry movers and shakers to expand your investment portfolio in China.

With CHIC 2010, you are in the right place at the right time, and have the right company to attend the World Expo 2010 Shanghai with as you exchange ideas gained from visiting innovative and stimulating pavilions from some 200 nations.

Designed exclusively for CHIC’s delegates are post-conference World Expo tours with varying options for you to explore sustainable and harmonious urban living in the 21st century, themed ‘Better City, Better Life’. Visit the World Expo website for details.

CHIC promises a more exciting and improved conference programme in which you are warmly invited to participate in our first-ever high impact speed networking event – Get the Most in 15 Minutes!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Meet new contacts and seize business opportunities in a fun way! Get the Most in 15 Minutes is a high-energy networking activity created to meet the needs of our delegates to share ideas and make connections in the shortest time possible! Join us to soak up the incredible buzz and fun! All you need is your gift of the gab and a huge stack of business cards.

Get the Most in 15 Minutes is only the warm-up activity, as CHIC has lined up more networking opportunities for you to engage with the contacts you have connected with during the speed networking event, and those whom you may have missed.

Grand Opening Reception, Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Hosted at the newly opened InterContinental Shanghai Puxi by InterContinental Hotels Group, you can expect a fabulous and fun evening to toast the grand opening of CHIC 2010.

Opening Gala Cocktail Reception, Thursday, 13 May 2010
Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and party to your fullest at Hyatt on the Bund at this cocktail reception sponsored by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

You can’t afford to miss these dynamic and innovative networking opportunities that are exclusively designed for you to explore and increase your investment interests in China. Visit www.chinahotelconference.com for details and register.

For further assistance, please call tel: +86 21 5171 7003 or email: info@chinahotelconference.com.

Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) - 7-8 April 2010 Return to Headlines
The Sixth Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) 2010 is scheduled for April 7th and 8th, 2010 and is to be hosted at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Over the past five years the conference has played host to 30 global CEO's, 2,200 plus delegates, and has had a wide range of attendees from owners, real estate developers, operators, bankers, architects and consultants. This exclusive event promises to once again line up some of the best known global faces of the hospitality industry including Frits van Paasschen, President & CEO - Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Eric Danziger, President & CEO - Wyndham Worldwide, Mark Hoplamazian, CEO & President, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Nakul Anand, Divisional Chief Executive - Hotel Division, ITC, Gamal Aziz, President & CEO - MGM Mirage Hospitality, Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman - Jumeirah Group, Capt CP Krishnan Nair, Chairman - The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, Raymond Bickson, MD & CEO - Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Martin Rinck, President - Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels, Henry Gabey, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman - DUET Group, Louis Klein, MD - Real Estate, IREO, New York, Peter Meyer, MD - Pacifica Partners, Michael Evans, EVP Global Development - MGM MIRAGE Hospitality, Richard Solomons, CFO and Head of Commercial Development - IHG. The conference has been regarded by many as the best networking opportunity in the region and a must attend for all associated to the hotel industry.

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Hotel Leelaventure To Expand In India Return to Headlines
Luxury hotel chain, Hotel Leelaventure, is planning to invest approximately US$297 million by 2015 to develop new hotels in areas such as New Delhi, Agra and Pune in India. A portion of the investment, approximately US$121 million, is expected to be raised through foreign currency convertible bonds by middle of 2010; raising capital through qualified institutional placement of shares is also being considered. The chain’s 260-key The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi is scheduled to commence operations before the Commonwealth Games in October 2010.
International Arrivals To Indonesia Rise By 4.2% In January 2010 Return to Headlines
The number of international arrivals to Indonesia recorded approximately 493,000 in January 2010, reflecting a 4.2% growth from 473,200 arrivals recorded in January 2009. In addition, the number of international and domestic passengers on domestic airlines registered a 22% growth in January 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009, recording approximately 3.3 million passengers. Bali, Indonesia’s main tourist destination, witnessed a 2.2% increase to 178,358 international arrivals.
Major Hotels Expected To Open Prior To Asian Games Return to Headlines
It was reported that there are at least 12 five-star hotels currently under construction within the main districts of Tianhe, Yuexiu and Haizhu in Guangzhou in anticipation of the Asian Games in November 2010. New hotels include W Hotel Guangzhou, Marriott Grandview Plaza and Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel and these hotels are expected to add a total of 4,675 rooms to the city’s existing inventory of 8,117 rooms. In 2009, Guangzhou recorded a Gross Domestic Product of approximately US$133.3 billion, reflecting an 11.5% growth from 2008.
Tourism In Asia Pacific Improves In Second Half Of 2009 Return to Headlines
According to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Asia Pacific region recorded a 3% decline in the number of international arrivals in 2009 as compared to 2008. International arrivals declined by 6% in the first six months of 2009 and this was compensated by the 1% growth in arrivals for the second half of the year. The Southeast Asia region was the only sub region to have recorded growth for the full year as arrivals to Northeast Asia and India fell by 2% and 3%, respectively. Growth in international arrivals for Asia Pacific is expected to be gradual in the short-term.
Sri Lanka To Develop Kalpitiya Region Into Ecotourism Destination Return to Headlines
The Sri Lankan tourism authorities have announced plans to develop the northwestern Kalpitiya region into an ecotourism destination. The region, comprising six individual islands accessible by 20-minute boat rides, offers connection to the Northern Province which was recently opened to the public following the end of the civil war. The proximity of the Kalpitiya region to the Bandaranaike International Airport and Yala National Park, and its natural coastal environment have been identified as critical factors for the selection of the region to be developed.
Malaysia Property Market Expected To Improve Further In 2010 Return to Headlines
According to the Finance Ministry, Malaysia is expected to witness economic growth in 2010 driven primarily by the growth in domestic demand and improving commodity prices. Hence, property transactions and construction activities are expected to increase, in line with economic growth. Measures such as the liberalisation of Foreign Investment Committee guidelines and the review of the Real Property Gains Tax are expected to boost the real estate market. In addition, the authorities have pledged to clamp down on developers and companies which were involved in projects which have been abandoned and not completed on schedule.
Absolute Share Price Performance, as at 5 March 2010
Closing Share Price as at 5 Mar 2010 26 Feb 2010 % Change
Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
Amalgamated Holdings Limited  5.64 5.67 -1%
General Property Group 0.60 0.58 3%
Mirvac Group 1.58 1.53 3%
Ocean Capital Limited 0.35 0.35
Thakral Holdings Group 0.37 0.35 6%
Living and Leisure Australia Group 0.030 0.030
Bangkok Stock Exchange (THB)
Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd 4.12 4.00 3%
Dusit Thani Public Co Ltd 27.75 25.75 8%
The Erawan Group Public Co Ltd 2.34 2.26 4%
Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Co Ltd 1.17 1.25 -6%
Laguna Resorts & Hotel Public Co Ltd 38.00 38.50 -1%
Minor International Public Co Ltd 11.10 10.60 5%
China Shanghai Stock Exchange (RMB)
Shanghai Jinjiang International Hotels Development  26.81 27.79 -4%
Beijing Capital Tourism Co Ltd 21.60 23.10 -6%
Jinling Hotel Corporation Ltd 9.34 9.38 0%
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange (RMB)
Hunan Huatian Great Hotel Co Ltd 9.99 10.12 -1%
Guangzhou Dong Fang Hotel Co Ltd 11.30 10.60 7%
Shenzhen Century Plaza Hotel Co Ltd 7.73 7.85 -2%
Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc 34.99 33.57 4%
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK$)
Miramar Hotel & Investment Co Ltd 8.24 8.10 2%
Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd 2.87 2.80 3%
Sino Hotels Holdings Ltd 2.23 2.30 -3%
The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd 10.84 10.84
Korea Exchange (KRW)
The Shilla  21,500 20,000 8%
Singapore Stock Exchange (S$)
Amara Holdings Ltd 0.49 0.49 0%
ART Management Limited 1.23 1.14 8%
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 0.74 0.69 7%
CDL HTrust  1.68 1.69 -1%
Hotel Grand Central Ltd 0.75 0.75
Hotel Properties Ltd 2.05 1.97 4%
Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (US$) 1.43 1.42 1%
Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited 1.54 1.53 1%
Shangri-La Asia Limited (HK$) 13.30 12.64 5%
Stamford Land Corporation Ltd 0.43 0.44 -2%
Taiwan Stock Exchange (NT$)
Formosa International Hotels Corporation  348 340 2%
The Ambassador Hotel, Ltd  33.95 33.50 1%
Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPY)
Nippon Hotel Fund Investment Corporation  145,700 145,800 0%
Japan Hotel and Resort Inc 130,000 130,200 0%
Imperial Hotel, Ltd  1,635 1,630 0%
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