Swiss-Belhotel looks to expand Asian hotel portfolio


Swiss-Belhotel International has announced plans to expand its portfolio in China with a further three properties set to open across the country over the next two years as the hospitality management company continues to extend its reach across Asia-Pacific and throughout the world.

The Swiss-Belhotel Dahe, Taiyuan, the Grand Swiss-Belhotel Dongguan and the Swiss-Belresort Nanlihu, Haikou, on Hainan Island, are all set to open in 2015 and will join the existing Swiss-Belhotel Changchun, the Swiss-Belhotel Hefei, and the Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan, Wuxi as the company keeps pace with the growth of one of the world’s most dynamic economies.

Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Gavin M. Faull.Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Gavin M. Faull.

Swiss-Belhotel Chairman and President, Gavin M. Faull, said the news highlighted his company’s commitment to the Chinese market.

“The whole world has been captivated by China’s incredible economic growth and as more and more business people travel in to and around the country, Swiss-Belhotel International is working with our Chinese partners to provide them with the very best business facilities and services,” said Mr Faull.

Swiss-Belhotel International’s portfolio currently comprises more than 120 hotels and resorts ranging from two- to five-star brand classifications across Asia and the Middle East, with three hotels opening recently in Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

“This is an exciting time for the country, for the region and for Swiss-Belhotel International,” said Mr Faull.  “As a global hotel management company we are continuing to expand our full roster of brands from two- to five-stars and China plays an important role in our future.”

Swiss-Belhotel International was recently recognized in the list of the world’s top 100 hotel groups compiled by hospitality industry publication, Hotels Magazine.

The company has also just been voted Indonesia’s ‘Leading Global Hotel Chain’ at the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards 2013, marking the fourth year in a row Swiss-Belhotel International has been so honoured.

Swiss-Belhotel International holds a strong industry position in Indonesia and currently operates 34 hotels throughout the archipelago, with a further 60 expected to open in the next two years for a total inventory of 94 properties by 2015.

Swiss-Belhotel Changchun flies the red and white flag in China ahead of four new hotel and resort launches in 2015.Swiss-Belhotel Changchun flies the red and white flag in China ahead of four new hotel and resort launches in 2015.