Global Hospitality Report (June 12, 2017)

2017 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide  
By Warren Feldman, Scott Rosenberg and Christine Shanahan

HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A) are proud to announce the completion of the 2017 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations in the USA.

Key Takeaways: 2017 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference 
By Chris Fernandes

Over the two-day event, industry experts gathered to share their opinions on a wide variety of ownership, management, branding, lending, and economic topics.

Join Industry Stalwarts, Business Leaders & Decision Makers at the 5th THINC Indonesia Conference 

HVS is set to host yet another edition of THINC Indonesia, this September. Having rightfully created a niche for itself as the 'premier hospitality event in the region', THINC Indonesia convenes an impressive conglomeration of business leaders, think tanks and industry top brass. The 2017 event will continue to provide accurate and relevant content through interesting panels discussions, keynotes and master classes on critical subject matter and key issues; allow ample networking opportunities and coordinated meetings with influential decision makers; and facilitate deal-making in a collaborative atmosphere. Notable speakers at this year’s conference include Chairul Tanjung, Chairman, CT Corp; David Su, CEO, Amare-Greenland Hospitality Management; John Flood, President & CEO, Archipelago International; Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO - APAC, AccorHotels; Olivier Chavy, President & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts; Rajeev Menon, COO - APAC (ex. Greater China), Marriott International; and Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels Group. The conference is scheduled to be held on 6 & 7 September, at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.

Hilton Announces the Debut of Curio Brand in China 

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has recently announced the debut of Curio brand in China, with the opening of Sanya Yazhou Bay Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Sanya, Hainan Province. Designed by Studioaria, an Australian hotel design firm, the resort perfectly combines characters of individual animals such as seabirds and flying fish, and Sanya’s environment and culture. Strategically located at Yazhou Bay, the only shallow bay area in the South China Sea, the resort is about 35 kilometres from the downtown, at 25 minutes-drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport, at 8 minutes-drive from Nanshan Temple and Dongtian Park, and less than 15 minutes away from Tianya Haijiao. Overlooking the beautiful garden or ocean views, the resort features 267 rooms and suites with spacious balconies. Other facilities at the resort include eight flexible meeting rooms totaling 1,218 square meters,  five food and beverage outlets, a kid’s club, a gym,  a 2,000-square metre outdoor swimming pool and so forth.

YOTEL to Open in Amsterdam City Centre  

YOTEL is planning to open one of its pod-style hotels in in Amsterdam city centre, in the Netherlands. The 204-room YOTEL Amsterdam is expected to open in late 2019 in the Amsterdam Noord area, becoming the group’s second city centre property in Europe. The hotel will be the second YOTEL-branded property in the Netherlands, joining the existing YOTELAIR Schiphol Airport. Commenting on the group's latest signing, YOTEL's chief executive officer, Hubert Viriot, said, "Over the past year, we have been talking about the unprecedented rate of expansion of the YOTEL brand across the globe with the opening of a new YOTELAIR in Paris Charles de Gaulle and breaking ground in both London and Dubai.  This year alone we will be opening three new city hotels in Boston, Singapore and San Francisco.  We are delighted about embarking on our YOTEL Amsterdam venture with Being Development which is the next step in expanding our portfolio of affordable luxury hotels in Europe."


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