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Corporate Press Release

29 January 2014

Three New Properties in The Pipeline for China as Swiss-Belhotel Expands Global Hotel Portfolio

For Immediate Release

29 January, 2014

HONG KONG, CHINA: 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.

Hospitality management powerhouse: Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr Gavin M. Faull. For high res image please click here.

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 Chairman and President, Mr 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.

The company recently announced the appointment of Mr Josef Woelfle who joins the company as Vice President - Operations China / Group Food and Beverage Director, and who will be representing the company on the mainland as Swiss-Behotel International expands their presence in the country.

"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.
Stay elegant: Swiss-Belhotel Changchun flies the red and white flag in China ahead of four new hotel and resort launches in 2015. For high resolution version, click here.

Stay asleep: Rest well and rise refreshed with Swiss-Belhotel's ultra-comfortable beds, friendly team and seamless service. For high resolution version, click here.

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 remains firmly committed to expanding its portfolio within the country. The company 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.

For further information and high resolution images please contact:

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager
Swiss-Belhotels International, Group Sales and Marketing Office
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

David Johnson
Managing Director
Delivering Asia Communications
Direct Tel: +66 (0) 2246 1159
Mobile: +668 9170 9866

Notes to editors:

Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for three consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Shanghai - China, Sydney - Australia, Hanoi - Vietnam, Jakarta - Indonesia, Bali - Indonesia, Bangkok - Thailand and Auckland - New Zealand.

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