As The Year Draws To A Close, It Is A Time Of Reflection;
Of Appreciation; Of Analysis; And Planning For The Next Year.
2014 has been a huge year for Swiss-Belhotel International as we have hit a record of over 125 hotels and projects. It has been our biggest year ever of development and expansion with new hotels opening in Indonesia and The Middle East and new projects from Batumi, georgia to indonesia and Brisbane, Australia.
This week I have been in Brisbane and signed a 25 year lease on a four star hotel opening in 2016 and being $45 million (US Dollar) exposure is by far the biggest single deal and investment in the history of Swiss-Belhotel International.
I would like to express my appreciation for the support, the loyalty, the passion and the professionalism of the team around me and in the teams in the many many operations within the Swiss-Belhotel International global group. Without you all, Swiss-Belhotel International cannot manage and develop and be the success it is today.
A big thank you to you all.
With our expansion, there have been challenges and this will continue through 2015 when we will have a record number of openings – especially in Indonesia. We will need even stronger passion and professionalism.
The last two years has seen further strengthening and development of our management teams and this will continue. It is great to have all my three sons working with me. I appreciate the support and flexibility of our executives as I move people around to meet our development and management needs. A number of key group executives will be seconded to Indonesia to help and support the huge number of openings in 2015.
The Middle East is entering a critical development phase and I will be focused there for the next three months. China has exciting opportunities which will also attract our focus.
Thank you all for being part of Swiss-Belhotel International. We need to continually change the way we think, the way we work and the way we manage. Our attitudes are the most critical element to success.
Make sure your attitude follows the Swiss-Belhotel attitude
Of team work;
Of being prepared to learn;
Of being prepared to change;
Of being prepared to be flexible;
Of being prepared to support your colleagues which will guarantee success of us all
Of the business; of SBI and of yourself – in that order
It is an honour to be your Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, a privilege I am thankful for every day in every way.
2015 will be our best year ever – this is not a hope but a determined decision.
And Happy New Year
To you, your families and your friends.
Enjoy a blessed holiday