India hotels achieved a 50% occupancy level in February, which was the first time the country eclipsed that monthly mark since the start of the pandemic.
Following the announcement that Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two countries with no quarantine restrictions from the 19 April 2021 onwards;
By Mandeep S Lamba and Dipti Mohan
The midscale and upscale hotel segments have been driving the growth in the branded Indian hotels sector in the last few years and are the sweet spots for upcoming development in the country. The upscale segment, in fact, has regained the mindshare of hoteliers in the last couple of years due to the significant demand in this segment.
The Niccolo Suzhou, the fifth member of Wharf Hotels' growing portfolio of Niccolo hotels, celebrated its official opening on Thursday.
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"Sustainability-driven legislation should not be only falling on the governments, but also be a responsibility for hospitality operators and investors, using the various legal documents they have at their disposal: design standards, lease/management/franchise agreements, operating guidelines."
PROVision Partners – New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
According to Bloomberg, over 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have already been administered; President Biden said the U.S. expects to vaccinate every adult by mid-May, and 53.7% of Israelis has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Indonesia finished 2020 in similar shape as its regional peers. Domestic demand was strong enough to lift hotel occupancy from pandemic low points but not sufficient to overcome the void in international travel.
Hilton announces the reopening of DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin welcoming guests once again with Hilton's signature hospitality. Located on the Esplanade adjacent to DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, the 184-room hotel was temporarily closed from April 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
"Whether we like it or not, hospitality is fast becoming a tech industry now. Robotics, AI, mobility, IoT devices and contactless check-in tech are being adopted across the industry at a very fast clip."
Grand Park Otaru – Hokkaido, Japan
Capella Hanoi has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of art and elegance in the heart of Vietnam's vibrant capital city. Located just steps away from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, this beautiful boutique hotel has been dreamt up as a "petite auberge" - a rendezvous spot for the greatest opera singers, composers and artists of a glamorous bygone age.
In a landmark development for Asia's hospitality sector, Cross Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce it has expanded its regional footprint with entry into the Japanese market in a master franchise agreement with AB Accommo Company Limited.
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, moves ahead with three more hotel re-openings in April 2021 in resort destinations across Thailand in response to increased domestic travel demands during the extended long holiday over Songkran.
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