In 2017, the Hotels Division delivered encouraging results through key additions and strong financial performances, strengthening the Group’s portfolio in the luxury hotel and resort sectors.
Through jointly controlled entities, the Group acquired Hilton London Olympia and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Ealing. The 405-key Hilton London Olympia is situated close to the Olympia Exhibition Centre on Kensington High Street. With three food and beverage outlets and ten flexible meeting rooms, these facilities make Hilton London Olympia an attractive destination for both tourists and businesses. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Ealing is a 189-key hotel, known for its accessibility to a number of major train stations and sporting venues such as Wembley and Twickenham located nearby.
Another recent addition was the exclusive Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi. The resort is located on an exclusive beachfront with stunning vistas of the neighbouring islands. Recognised for providing excellent stays, the resort was ranked 5th Best Luxury Hotel in Malaysia by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2017 and 13th Top Resort in Asia by the Condé Nast Traveller - Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.
The Group acquired an equity interest in an associate which owns a resort on the island of Desroches in Seychelles where refurbishments are in progress. In addition, the remaining equity interest in Hard Rock Hotel Penang in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia was also acquired.
In the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi was ranked the Best Hotel in Maldives by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2018. Known for the rustic overwater villas perched above a sparkling lagoon full of diverse marine life, the resort was also recently awarded the title of most ‘Eco-Friendly Hotel in the World’ at the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards.
Ranked 6th Best Luxury Hotel in Maldives by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2018, Six Senses Laamu is an exclusive resort set in a natural lagoon with abundant marine life. Apart from its idyllic scenery and diverse marine life, Six Senses Laamu is known for its excellent spa facilities, most recently winning the ‘Eco-Spa / Hotel of the Year’ award at the prestigious AsiaSpa awards.
Located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, both Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah are set in the remote natural wilderness flanked by exotic greenery, white sandy beaches and rich natural lagoons. The natural appeal of both resorts combined with the exemplary Four Seasons styled hospitality and facilities creates lasting memories for all our guests.
Close to three UNESCO sites, the exclusive Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An is located on a private beach along Ha My beach. Ranked 4th Best Luxury Hotel in Vietnam by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2018, guests can choose to experience indulgent massages from the Heart of the Earth Spa or chill to relaxing vibes at our brand-new Beach Bar for a memorable holiday.
On bustling Kata Beach of Phuket, The Boathouse, promises guests an intimate small boutique hotel experience complimented with the legendary Boathouse Restaurant and Bar. Over at the COMO Point Yamu, guests can recharge their mind and body at the renowned Shambhala wellness retreat while enjoying the picturesque views of the Andaman Sea.
In Bali, our hotels and resorts continue to do well at the popular tourist destination. Awarded a coveted ‘Five-Star Rating’ in the Forbes Travel Guide 2017, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s unique oceanfront location allows guests direct access to a 14-hectare beach. Guests can choose to unwind with holistic spa treatments and indulge in a wide variety of dining options for the complete island experience.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s prime shopping hub on Orchard Road, the Hilton Hotel Singapore, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Concorde Hotel Singapore continue to attract guests with their excellent locations and amenities. Recognised for excellent service, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore was ranked the 4th Best Hotel for Service and 8th Best Hotel in Singapore by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2018. Concorde Hotel Singapore has also recently completed a major rooms renovation of all guestrooms in order to better serve our guests.
With the addition of recent acquisitions to the division and positive financial performances, our Hotel Division is looking forward to a year of steady growth for the Group.