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June 29, 2018
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Unlocking Potentials and Refining Strategies at Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference 2018

By Questex Hospitality Group

Bangkok, Thailand (27 June 2018) – Questex Hospitality Group, international conference producer, has concluded its two day Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC) on 5-6 June 2018 at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok.

Positioned as the ideal platform to gain access to new hospitality projects in the region, APHIC welcomed over 120 hotel owners/investors, operators, developers, policy makers, design/architect, and master planners in Asia Pacific.

Day one of the program, delegates heard from experienced hotel investors and experts on the following topics: APAC Hospitality Performance Update & Opportunities; Thirty Minutes around the World for Premium Yields; Successfully Traversing the Performance and CAPEX Impacts Arising from Industry Consolidations; Hot Debate: Do Brands Provide Premium Value that Justify the Additional Investments, Risks, and Nuisances?; Technology and Guest Experience – Dilution or Enhancement; Optimizing Asset amidst Compressed Operating Margins and Fierce Competition; Efficiently Utilizing the Tools of Financing to Generate Premium ROI; Accelerating the ROI through Integrating Branded Residences and Mixed-Use Projects Into Your Asset Mix; Unlocking the Potentials from Existing Assets through Ideal Conversion, Redevelopment, and Rebranding Strategies; and, Making Money in Key Gateway Cities and Popular Destinations.

Delegates were encouraged to send in questions via an online platform, and the questions raised include: “How is the youth (hostel) market going in Europe/world? Any transaction opportunities; Is lease contract increasingly acceptable in Europe as compared to management contract?; Why do we often see select service hotels on offer in the market with much higher per key price tag than many other types of hotel?”

Day two featured two tours to a total of six hotels and serviced residences. Delegates leveraged the opportunity to visit some of the most notable recently opened properties in Bangkok, which is always slightly ahead of the curve in South East Asia in terms of concept designs and amenities. The hotels that inspired, include Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse; X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit; Somerset Ekamai Bangkok; akyra TAS Sukhumvit, Kokotel Bangkok Surawong; and ZAZZ Urban Bangkok.

APHIC provided well-structured sessions with great insights and lively speakers. “Was a pleasure discussion how to unlock the potentials from existing assets through conversion, redevelopment and rebranding strategies with industry colleagues at APHIC. Old is the new NEW, or at least that’s the way we look at it,” said Tim Alpe, Chief Operating Officer – Hong Kong, Ovolo Hotels.

APHIC is part of the acclaimed International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Series of summits, the leading meeting places for the Hotel Community.  IHIF has become known as the place where deals get done and the forum where senior level executives in the industry rely on as a tool for expanding and developing their businesses.

See more photos from the conference at the online photo gallery.

Watch our 2018 Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference here.

For more information about APHIC 2018, visit:

Questex Hospitality Group

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