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Corporate Press Release

04 March 2014

Swiss-Belhotel International Announces 20 Hotels Openings This Year at ITB Berlin 2014

BERLIN, GERMANY: Global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International will further strengthen its portfolio of hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific and the Middle East with the opening of 20 hotels this year. 

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

The hotel management company will extend its range of two to five star brands into a number of international markets, including the Middle East where it will open two properties, the Swiss-Belinn Ghubrah Muscat in Oman and Swiss-Belhotel Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to add to its two operating hotels, the Swiss-Belhotel Plaza in Kuwait and Qatar's Swiss-Belhotel Doha. 

Swiss-Belhotel International will also open two hotels in 2015, the Swiss-Belhotel Erbil in Iraq and the Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain, for a total portfolio of six in the United Arab Emirates within two years. 

Indonesia is another key market of growth where Swiss-Belhotel International has a total of 37 operating hotels to which it will add a further 18 in 2014, including two in Bali, the Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar and the Swiss-Belinn Legian. 

Over the next two years Swiss-Belhotel International will operate 97 hotels in Indonesia-destination where it has been voted Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain at the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards for the past four years. 

Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr Gavin M. Faull, said he was excited about the growth of the brand this year as it continued to attract owners and developers through its professionalism and high service standards. 

The hospitality management chain is further eyeing growth across the region next year, where it plans to add to its existing three hotels in China with three more opening in 2015 and another two to open in Vietnam in the same year to add to its popular Swiss-Belhotel Lao Cai which opened in 2013.

Swiss-Belhotel Plaza Kuwait. For high resolution version, click here.

Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur, Bali Indonesia. For high resolution version, click here.

Southeast Asia also remains in the sights of the pioneering management firm with two Swiss-Belhotel International branded hotels in the Philippines scheduled to open in 2015 and 2016 and further announcements to be made in Malaysia and Thailand. 

The Pacific is an area of growth for the chain too, with the recent opening of Swiss-Belhotel Coronet Peak in New Zealand, where an extensive refurbishment will be completed by the second quarter of 2014 and new opportunities in Australia to add to its single hotel operating there at present. 

Swiss-Belhotel International has more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects ranging from two to five stars in its global portfolio. Voted one of the world's top 100 hotel groups in 2013 by HOTELS Magazine, Swiss-Belhotel International has a presence in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia and is eyeing other parts of the world. 

Swiss-Belhotel International is exhibiting at ITB Berlin 2014 on the Indonesia stand 

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
Tel: +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, 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 worldís 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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