Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has renewed its commitment to Thailand having achieved accelerated growth in Asia Pacific in 2015. Opening ten hotels and 23 signings, up from nine the year before, Carlson Rezidor continues the momentum to achieve its 2020 target at the Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific Business Conference 2016 in Bangkok. Senior executives from across the region and the global offices gathered at Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok to celebrate the Group’s 2015 achievements and articulate the roadmap of adding 100 operating hotels to the Asia Pacific portfolio in the next five years.
In Thailand, Carlson Rezidor operates four hotels in Bangkok under the Radisson Blu, Radisson and Park Plaza brands. Come mid 2016, Carlson Rezidor is set to open the highly anticipated Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin in Thailand’s premier resort destination.
“Carlson Rezidor has been operating in Thailand for more than eight years and we are proud to be contributing to its growth story. On the back of our strong growth momentum from 2015, we are aiming to add six more hotels across key destinations including Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket within the next 18 months, which will more than double our presence in Thailand. Given that our existing hotels in Thailand have emerged from challenging periods with solid operating margins and greater market share, we are optimistic that our growing Thai portfolio will continue to outperform the competition,” said Thorsten Kirschke, President, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Carlson Rezidor’s overall portfolio in Asia Pacific now stands at 108 hotels in operation and 91 hotels under development.