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Corporate Press Release

09 October 2013

Swiss-Belhotel International Makes 'Top 100' In Global Hospitality Industry List

For Immediate Release

9 October, 2013

HONG KONG, CHINA: Asia's ascending hospitality management company Swiss-Belhotel International has capped a period of expansion with recognition in the list of the world's top 100 hotel groups compiled by hospitality industry publication, HOTELS Magazine.

Hospitality management powerhouse: Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr Gavin M. Faull. For high res image please click here.
Swiss-Belhotel International has achieved 100th place on HOTELS Magazine's closely watched 'Hotels 325' list of the world's largest hotel operators.

The magazine's list, published mid 2013, lists Hong Kong-based Swiss-Belhotel International as having almost doubled in size in the last five years to 61 hotels with over 12,000 guest rooms.

The Group's Chairman and President Gavin Faull, said Swiss-Belhotel International's growth curve had continued to rise steeply since the list was compiled, with more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects ranging from 2-star to 5-star classifications across Asia, the Pacific, China and the Middle East now open or in the development pipeline.

New Zealander Mr. Faull presides over one of the region's fastest-growing hotel management groups offering five hospitality brands under its umbrella - from the upscale five-star Grand Swiss-Belhotel, to midscale four-star city and resort brands Swiss-Belhotel and Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belresidences, a fully-serviced hospitality offering and the economy, three-star brand Swiss-Belinn.

In Q1 2014, Swiss-Belhotel International will launch Zest Hotels, a two-star budget hotel brand which will see the Swiss-Belhotel International flag fly across the spectrum of hospitality.

Mr. Faull said he was delighted Swiss-Belhotel International had made it onto the list's top 100 and was confident a year from now, the company would have climbed significantly higher as it continued to roll out its successful strategy of providing quality accommodation in key, high-demand locations.

"We are expanding strategically and sustainably throughout Asia-Pacific," he said. "If owners and developers are not aware of our brands now, they will be in the near future. Our blend of Swiss efficiency and professionalism and Asian warmth, passion and service-mindedness is winning hearts and minds all over the region and we aren't planning to rest on our laurels any time soon."

In the last month alone, Swiss-Belhotel International has opened hotels in Balikapan, Indonesia and Lao Cai, Vietnam and New Zealand, in one of the Southern Hemisphere's pre-eminent ski destinations in the snow sports and adventure 'capital' of Queenstown.

For further information and high resolution images please contact:

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager
Swiss-Belhotel 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
Tel: +66 8 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, 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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